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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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

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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

MCC Foundation Men of Color Success Initiative: Our 2nd Charity Champion of 2018!

TFNB Your Bank For Life and 360 Solutions honored our second Charity Champion of the 2018 Season during Baylor’s third game against Duke. Watch the video below to see what played on the jumbotron before the MCC Foundation Men of Color Success Initiative’s presentation:

Men of Color Program Director Dr. Frank Graves and Program Participant Carlos Vera were also interviewed live on KWTX. Check out the video below:

Learn more about Men of Color by listening to their episode of the Charity Champions podcast, available now on iTunes, Google Player, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts:

About the nonprofit:

The MCC Foundation Men of Color Success Initiative is designed to increase retention and completion rates among men of color and increase the campus’ awareness of issues with diversity and equality.

Find them online at: mclennan.edu/men-of-color

The Talitha Koum Institute: Our First 2018 Charity Champion!

TFNB Your Bank for Life and 360 Solutions honored our first Charity Champion of the 2018 Season during Baylor’s first game against Abilene Christian. Watch the video below to see what played on the jumbotron before the Talitha Koum Institute’s presentation:

Learn more about Talitha Koum by listening to their episode of the Charity Champions podcast, available now on iTunes, Google Player, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts:

About the nonprofit:

CrossTies Ecumenical Church founded Talitha Koum Institute (TKI). They wanted to help the children of the Kate Ross public housing neighborhood of South Waco.

Find them online at: talithakoum.com

Last Session of the Year and Graduation

It’s almost time for the last Leadership Development session of the year! This session will be a bit different than usual as our 2017 Charity Champions will be graduating. We encourage our winners to bring their entire staff for this special occasion.

This month, 360 Solutions‘ CEO Chip Wilson will cover Emotional Intelligence. Emotionally competent people exude self-confidence, which makes them good leaders and active team players. They maintain an optimistic outlook on life which helps them overcome obstacles.

Nominations for the 2018 season end June 30th so don’t miss out on nominating your favorite charity!

One Last Time for Our 2017 Champions

Our 2017 Charity Champions were honored for the last time this season at Baylor Football’s newest tradition, the Green & Gold Spring Game. While we’re sad to see them go, we believe once a Champion, always a Champion. We hope these worthy nonprofits will be back to participate next year! Check out this behind the scenes look at the Green & Gold Game.

Now is the time to nominate your favorite nonprofit for next season! Go to charitychampions.org/nominate by June 30th to tell us why your favorite charity should be a Champion.

March 2018 Leadership Development Session: Teamwork

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360 Solutions Facilitator Kent Hutchison lead a group of 80+ Charity Champions in a session on teamwork early last month. Kent talked about building relationships before expecting members to perform well as a team.

Kent had participants draw their own “coat of arms” to share in small groups. Each person drew what was most important in their lives. Sharing helped build relationships by opening up about more than superficial topics.

Participants also took a short quiz to find out more about their specific personality type. Each of the four main personalities corresponded to types of birds: eagles (direct, leaders), owls (technical, analytical), peacocks (social, motivating), and doves (peacemakers). Once in a group based on their personality, participants put together presentations about how they could work better with other groups.