Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute: 2020 Charity Champions

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Our third Charity Champion of 2020 is the Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute. This iconic Waco museum has drawn locals and tourists alike since opening its doors in the early 90s, but they’re more than just a museum. The Free Enterprise Institute side of the organization uses the story of Dr Pepper and the soda industry to illustrate how anyone with a good idea can start a business.

Dr Pepper is the oldest major soft drink in America. It was invited in Waco in by Dr. Charles Alderton at the Old Corner Drug Store in 1885. Learn more about the Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute on their website.

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Klaras Center for Families: 2020 Charity Champion

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TFNB Your Bank for Life is proud to present our 2nd Charity Champion of 2020: Klaras Center for Families! 

Klaras Center for Families provides comprehensive services to the children, adolescents, young adults and families in the most trauma-sensitive, culturally sensitive, safe healing environment. Currently, they are looking specifically at developing programming that addresses the needs of a culturally diverse population and providing additional services and supports for suicide prevention, trauma informed care, bullying prevention, and mentoring.

Watch Ron Kimbell, Division Director for Klaras, interviewed by John Morris, Voice of the Baylor Bears.

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Klaras relies on services they can bill for and grants to provide funding for most of their services. They’d like to extend some of the programs they’ve created using grant funds into the future, but they can only do that with your help! If you’d like to help them provide services, like a respite house for youth facing a traumatic environment, please give get in touch on their website!

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.

What is Care Net?

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While you’re stuck at home riding out the COVID-19 outbreak, why not learn more about one of our first Charity Champions.

Since 2004, the Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas has provided more than 2,600 clients with pregnancy testing each year. They listen to their client’s concerns, provide accurate and factual information about all pregnancy choices, and provide compassionate care. 

They were named Charity Champions in our 2015 season.

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.

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Mike Singletary invites you to The Big Impact!

Recognizing all 36 Charity Champions!

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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!

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Gameday Recognition: