CALC Service Project

Each year, TASP designates a fundraising recipient for its community support project at the annual conference. The 2016 Children’s Assistance for Living Committee (CALC) chose The Houston Children's Charity to be the recipient.

 Houston Children's Charity

Houston Children’s Charity is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Greater Houston’s underprivileged, abused and disabled children who have been otherwise left behind. The scope of our support is limited only by the availability of resources. Our goal is to leave no legitimate request for assistance unanswered.

 Over the past 19 years, through an array of capital and operating support, HCC has provided program services for over 300 agencies and more than 1,000,000 children. In addition, the Becker Emergency Fund has provided over $100,000 to assist families in an emergency crisis situation.

 Programs supported through Houston Children’s’ Charity include:

  • Chariots for Children This program is dedicated to providing specifically designed handicapped accessible vans to families and equipped transportation to organizations with a similar mission
  • Limbs for Life This platform provides myoelectric and body powered prosthetic devices at no charge to families with children who have tragically suffered the loss of limbs.
  • Houston Children’s Charity Scholarship Fund Scholarships are being provided to enable underprivileged youth to attend college, potentially breaking the cycle of poverty in their families.
  • Houston Children’s Charity Family Emergency Fund at Texas Children’s Cancer Center This fund is used exclusively for the fulfillment of the needs of the children and the families of children under treatment in Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
  • HCC Closet Appointments are made giving clients an opportunity to “shop with dignity” in the boutique-styled rooms while selecting items for each and every member of their family. The unique and special feature of the “HCC Closet” is that all donated items are provided at absolutely no cost to our clients.
  • Back2School We believe that ALL children should walk into school on Day One with a backpack and basic supplies ready to expand their knowledge and pave their road to success.
  • A Better Night’s Sleep Through this program every child’s opportunity to sweet dreams starts with a twin mattress set, bed frame, sheets, pillow and blanket.
  • Kool Kidz This program has allowed 98 families the opportunity to stay cool during the hottest months of the year.         

Each year, during our annual Easter and Christmas Parties, Christmas Toy DistributionsAdopt-A-Family programs, the greater Houston areas underserved get to experience some of the joys of life. Along with these events, additional Sports Outings and Cultural Event, help disadvantaged children expand their horizons. Helping the children of our community provides a positive outlook on their futures and the future of our community.

 Want to learn more? Please visit their website http://houstonchildrenscharity.org/