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.

 

EP 19: Creating Families with Nightlight Christian Adoptions

Randy and Dale sit down with Nightlight Christian Adoptions Waco Executive Director Erin Wheeler-Cerone to talk about how they help find loving Christian homes for children put up for adoption. We discuss domestic, international, and embryo adoption. Erin also tells us how adoptive parents should approach telling their kids about the process.

Learn more about Nightlight at: https://www.nightlight.org/texas-office/

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.

2019 Leadership Development

It’s almost time for our second Leadership Development session of the year! 360 Solutions‘ CEO Chip Wilson and guest speaker Meg Poag will discuss The 5 Leadership Roles.

In addition to our monthly Leadership Development sessions, we’ll also have a monthly 360 Group. This group is designed for our non-profit Executives (or key team members) to collaborate on four key disciplines:

  • Strategy & Execution
  • Leadership & Teams
  • Marketing & Fundraising
  • Growth & Sustainability

 

Executive Directors meet for first 360 Group

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Executive Directors from the 30 Charity Champions winners gathered together for the kickoff of 360 Groups. Every January through May, 360 Solutions and TFNB Your Bank For Life provide leadership development training sessions for all of our Charity Champions winners. 360 Groups are smaller teams of Executive Directors that work together to help each other. This is the first year TFNB and 360 are hosting separate sessions for Executive Directors. 

EP 18: Gameday Special

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone! This is Randy Lane with a special edition of the Charity Champions podcast. We’re going to play two interviews from last week’s Baylor game. 

First, we’ll hear Sheree Corn’s interview with the voice of the bears, John Morris. She’s in charge of community outreach at Pack of Hope. She’ll explain how their organization is erasing hunger by giving food-insecure kids bags of nutritious snack over the weekend. A lot these kids would otherwise go several days without anything to eat. 

After that, we’ll hear John’s interview with David Littlewood, president of TFNB Your Bank For Life. He talks about the importance of community banking, new locations, and creating a better Waco by supporting nonprofits. Let’s listen!

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.

Our Sixth Champion: McLennan County Pack of Hope

Randy sits down with Co-Founders of McLennan County Pack of Hope Jane Bounds and Cliff Reece. Pack of Hope helps food insecure children in McLennan County by sending them home from school over the weekend with a pack of nutritious food. While they’re currently packing up meals for over a thousands kids each week, more than 26,000 children in McLennan County are considered food insecure.

Learn more about Pack of Hope at packofhope.org

Check out their recognition at the last Baylor game of the year:

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Watch their video:

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See our video featuring Co-Founder, Jane Bounds on the KWTX midday show:

See Pack of Hope featured at a Lady Bears Bastketball Game!

Our Fifth Champion: The Junior League of Waco

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Randy sits down with Holly Burchett and Jana Hixson of the Junior League of Waco to talk about their focus on early childhood education in the city.

Check out a video of their recognition at a recent Baylor Football game:

About Junior League

The Junior League of Waco is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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Our Fourth Champion: Restoring Uganda with Restoration Gateway

Randy and Dale sit down with Dr. Tim and Janice McCall of Restoration Gateway. Their mission is 700 acres of land in Northern Uganda. They work to restore peace and heal wounds among the vulnerable children and war-torn people in the area.

About Restoration Gateway

The ministry of Restoration Gateway started in 2004 when seven Ugandan men began meeting to pray under a tree on the land presently held by the project. Their prayer was that God would send someone to help restore all that the enemy had stolen in their land. God answered those prayers and issued a call to Dr. Tim and Janice McCall in early 2005 to move to Uganda. The first trip by the McCalls took place in May of 2005, and the land for the project was selected. 

Learn more and buy your Amy Grant tickets at restorationgateway.org

Watch their video

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See our video featuring the McCalls on the KWTX midday show

And finally see how we recognized them at the Baylor Game versus Kansas Sate