2020 Charity Champion: Esther’s Closet

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TFNB Your Bank for Life is proud to present one of our first Charity Champions of 2020: Esther’s Closet! We’ll be recognizing them at Saturday’s Baylor Football game.

Esther’s Closet is more than a program that assists women who are transitioning back into the labor force. Women from various races and backgrounds come in with one thing in common: fear of not having what they need to survive. Esther’s Closet watches these diamonds in the rough transform in front of them. Every one of their visitors is treated with dignity and respect. Most look unsure of themselves, appear insecure, and are not dressed professionally.

Once they are greeted as welcomed guests and treated as VIP’s, they begin to come out of their shells and display beautiful smiles that the hardships of life have turned into scowls. After speaking with them about their interviews, goals, dreams and aspirations, Esther’s Closet sees them walk with more confidence, and sit straighter. They are all smiles.

Celebrating Rhett Revolution at the Lady Bears vs. Texas Tech Game

We recognize TFNB Charity Champions during Baylor Football and basketball games! Check out Rhett Revolution’s experience on the court during the Baylor Lady Bear Basketball game last Saturday.

Rhett Revolution started after the untimely passing of McGregor-native Rhett Hering. The nonprofit seeks to live life like Rhett would have: loving others and caring for the community. Learn more at rhettrevolution.com

The Big Impact with Rhett Revolution

Legendary linebacker Mike Singletary speaks at The Big Impact banquet at the McGregor Exchange Event Center on December 21st. Event starts at 6:30 PM. Get your tickets at rhettrevolutions.org/the-big-impact.

This event brought to you by Presenting Sponsor TFNB Your Bank For Life. Learn more about banking with us at tfnbtx.com. See how we’re helping those who help other with our Charity Champions program at charitychampions.org.

Check out the video shown during the banquet:

Mike Singletary invites you to The Big Impact!

Recognizing all 36 Charity Champions!

Gameday Podcast:

The Voice of the Bears John Morris talks with 360 Solutions Founder and CEO Chip Wilson about the origins of the Charity Champions program. Chip was live with John ahead of Baylor’s game against Texas where we honored all 36 Charity Champions.

Instead of recognizing just one Charity Champion at this week’s Baylor Football game, TFNB Your Bank For Life and 360 Solutions invited all 36 Charity Champions back on the field to spotlight the great work they are doing in the community. Have a nonprofit you think needs recognition? Nominate them for next season!

Check out the video we played on the jumbotron below:

Gameday Recognition:

Celebrating Rhett Revolution as our 6th Charity Champion!

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When Lorna and Jimmy Hering’s son Rhett passed away unexpectedly, they and the community of McGregor, Texas were devastated. Now, Rhett’s legacy of kindness and caring is spreading through Rhett Revolution: a nonprofit dedicated to helping others. Rhett Revolution runs the McGregor Food Pantry, helps with nutrition in school, supports grieving parents, and awards scholarships. Those who knew Rhett said helping people was something that came naturally to him.

Learn more at rhettrevolution.org

About the Charity Champions Podcast

The Charity Champions Podcast is hosted by Randy Lane, CTO and VP of Marketing for 360 Solutions. Charity Champions and the people they help come into our Triangle Tower podcast studio to tell the stories behind the champions.

Watch their video:

KWTX interview with Julie Hays:

McGregor Food Pantry:

Game Day:

About Charity Champions
 
Charity Champions are nonprofit organizations chosen by TFNB Your Bank For Life employees after being nominated by the community. Winners receive an awareness marketing campaign and leadership training at no charge to the nonprofit.
 
The awareness campaign begins with a radio interview by the voice of the Baylor Bears, John Morris, and an on-field presentation at McLane Stadium in front of thousands of Central Texans during a Baylor Football game. It continues with recognition at Baylor Basketball games and a feature on the Charity Champions Podcast.
 
After football season ends, 360 Solutions brings Charity Champions winners together for world-class leadership development training during the first and second quarters of every year. 
 
For more information on Charity Champions, visit charitychampions.org. To nominate a charity for our upcoming season, visit charitychampions.org/nominate.

Tim Tebow guest speaker at Charity Champion Care Net’s annual “Celebrate Life” Banquet

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Care Net hosted Tim Tebow as guest speaker at their annual “Celebrate Life” Banquet. The annual event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit. TFNB Your Bank For Life also supported the event as top sponsor.

Since 2004, the Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas has served over 2,600 clients each year for pregnancy testing. They listen to the concerns of the women they serve, provide accurate and factual information about all of their pregnancy choices, and provide compassionate care. 

Tim Tebow’s story made him a great choice to speak at the event: Tim’s mother became pregnant with him while living in the Philippines as a missionary. She contracted amoebic dysentery through contaminated drinking water. Her doctor told her the medication she was on would damage the fetus and abortion was the best course of action. She refused and Tim Tebow went on to win the Heisman trophy, play in the NFL, and now play baseball professionally for the New York Mets.

Learn more about Care Net by visiting their website. See pictures from the event below:

Children’s Advocacy of Central Texas honored as 3rd Charity Champion of the season.

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TFNB Your Bank For Life and 360 Solutions are happy to recognize Children’s Advocacy Center of Central Texas at Saturday’s Baylor game versus Iowa State. They’re the 3rd nonprofit honored this season.

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We welcomed Executive Director Michelle Carter into the studio to talk about the Children’s Advocacy Center of Central Texas. Listen below!

Game Day Podcast Featuring John Morris

See Children's Advocacy Center on KWTX with Julie Hays!

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More about Children's Advocacy Center of Central Texas

At Children’s Advocacy Center Of Central Texas (CACCT), their mission is to provide comprehensive services to protect, promote healing, and enhance the quality of life for abused and neglected children. No child should have to experience that kind of pain and horror. They work tirelessly to create bright futures for children who have suffered this injustice.

In 2017, more than 1,400 children were confirmed victims of child abuse in Central Texas. These children need specialized services, starting with investigation and proceeding through rehabilitation. Our programs are designed to reduce the effects of trauma on these young children and ensure that collaborative investigation and recovery services are available for them.

Pictures of Children's Advocacy Center at the Baylor game!

Baylor Game Day Video!

Communities in Schools Honored as Second Charity Champion

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Listen to the Communities in Schools podcast

Randy Lane sits down with Mike Harper, Executive Director of Communities in Schools of the Heart of Texas. They talk about how CIS helps students stay in school. Mike talks about how Communities in Schools uses mentors, small groups, and school-wide activities to help kids flourish.

The mission of Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Find out more by visiting cishot.org

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No Limitations honored as first Charity Champion of 2019!

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No Limitations honored on the field during the first Baylor game of the year. Addy, one of No Limitations athletes, lifts the plaque high!

Listen to the No Limitations podcast

Executive Director Coleen Heaton tells us how No Limitations helps those with developmental or physical challenges participate in sports and other activities.

No Limitations provides athletic and social opportunities for those with special needs in our community. No Limitations is our first Champion of the 2019 season. Keep an eye out for them on the field this Saturday as Baylor University takes on Stephen F. Austin!

Learn more about No Limitations at nolimitationswaco.com

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Watch their gameday video here:

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