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:

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.

Listen to the podcast

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

Watch their video:

Photos from their gameday experience:

Communities in Schools with KWTX:

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

Watch their video:

Watch their gameday video here:

No Limitations on KWTX:

See photos from their Baylor gameday recognition:

The Season 5 Posters Are Here!

Every year we create a commemorative poster to honor our six new Champions. We then present them with a framed copy for their office. Representatives from the Men of Color Success Initiative and Restoration Gateway stopped by our office this week to pick up their posters.

You can see the new poster up close and personal at the Hippodrome. It hangs there all year long right next to your favorite movie posters!

 

PODCAST: Feeding Waco’s Hungry with Shepherd’s Heart

Shepherd’s heart started as a food pantry helping food-insecure families in Waco. Now they’re feeding more than 29,000 families each year. Shepherd’s Heart also operates a resell shop and teaches life-skills classes to try and break the cycles of poverty in the community. 

Learn more on the Shepherd’s Heart website. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Charity Champions Podcast

The Charity Champions Podcast is co-hosted by Dale Smith, Director of Community Outreach for TFNB Your Bank For Life, and Randy Lane, CTO and VP of Marketing for 360 Solutions. Together they invite Charity Champions and the people they help into the Triangle Tower podcast studio to hear the stories behind the champions.