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Custom Caskets Donated for Uvalde Victims

Custom caskets are a grim gift for nineteen families in Uvalde, from one man and his family business. Trey Ganem was contacted by the Texas Funeral Director’s Association on Tuesday, only hours after the shooting of 21 victims – 19 children and 2 teachers – in Robb Elementary School. The association proposed the project – […]

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Kendra Scott Donates $1M to Children’s Hospital

Kendra Scott is donating $1 million to help expand Dell Children’s Medical Center and create a new event center. Kendra Scott began making jewelry in her home as a teenager. In her mid-20s in 2002, she founded Kendra Scott LLC with $500 in material and sold the jewelry she made door to door at boutiques […]

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Dell Foundation Pledges $38M for Austin Homeless

The Dell Foundation is helping to tackle homelessness in Austin, Texas with a $38 million pledge to help build micro-homes. The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, legacy of the founder of Dell Technologies and his wife, is dedicated to improving the lives of children living in poverty, tackling issues such as education, healthcare, and food […]

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NY Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Helps Raise $5 Million For Texas

During the week of February 15, nearly half of Texas lost access to electricity, clean water, or both. Thousands of un-heatable homes were damaged by the unseasonably cold winter storm bursting pipes, and tens of thousands of people evacuated. Natural gas pipelines and wind turbines that were not winter-proofed froze, and the demand for power […]

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Allstate Donates Books to Schools Hit by Hurricane Harvey

Before Hurricane Harvey, it had been 12 years since a major hurricane made landfall in the United States, the last of which being Katrina and Wilma in 2005. Within a four-day span, Hurricane Harvey pounded eastern Texas with as much as 40 inches of rain, which caused major flooding before it dissipated on September 2, […]

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As Houston Recovers from Harvey, Don’t Forget About Rockport

The whole world is hearing about Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, but Rockport, Texas, the city where the eye of the storm actually struck shore, tends to be referred to as a footnote. And that has only intensified after Irma’s damaging sweep across Florida. But Rockport’s need is no less. A small city […]

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Philanthropic People: Rich and Nancy Kinder

Rich and Nancy Kinder have spent the last two decades applying the values instilled by their small-town roots toward remarkable philanthropic efforts. Both originally hailing from quiet American towns, the Kinders have called Houston home for much of their adult lives, and have also spent that time generously giving back to their city. The husband […]