July Charities

Camp for All

Camp For All is a unique, barrier-free camp dedicated to changing the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs and their families. Providing fully adaptable camp and retreat experiences throughout the year, Camp For All serves more than 11,000 people with cancer, HIV, burns, autism, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, kidney disease, developmental disabilities, PKU, NF, hearing and sight impairments, brain injuries, veterans, and more. Funds raised provide half the cost for every camper that comes to Camp For All.

campforall.org

Have Shears Will Travel

Have Shears Will Travel was established as a 501c3 April 23, 2015. Our mission is simple: We help restore the dignity of the poor, disabled and less fortunate by giving free haircuts and grooming.

Whether previously incarcerated and in transition housing, living on the streets, disabled, or recovering from substance abuse or family violence; HSWT networks with agencies directly associated with this population throughout greater Houston providing haircuts and grooming by means of a mobile hair salon rotating on a monthly basis to over 2 dozen outreach facilities including Star of Hope, Open Door Mission, Sally’s House, Salvation Army, Harbor Hospice, Seasons Hospice, Santa Maria Hostel, Bonita House, Lord of the Streets, The Beacon, Family Time, Family Promise, Crossroads at Park Place, Angela House, Temenos, SEARCH, St Joseph House, Covenant House, Church under the Bridge, Emergency Aid Coalition and Mission of Yahweh, reaching over 400 individuals each month.

Our charity has been recognized by Fox 26 News, Channel 11, The Dialog, as the Texas State Community Service award recipient by the Daughters of the American Revolution and featured by the Chronicle November 2017 as a Houston Hero.

haveshearswilltravel.org

Sunshine Through The Rain

Sunshine Thru The Rain is dedicated to helping children that have lost one or both of their parents, by providing a safe environment for them to express and share their experiences and make new memories. We are an organization that provides the platform that most people need and look for when going through the grief process. They look for others that have suffered a similar situation, they look for others that will understand the capacity of pain they feel, they look for friends that won’t see them as damaged, and they look for someone that can just simply relate to the fact that someone they cared for so much is no longer here. When looking in their immediate circle, most won’t find what they’re looking for, that’s where we step in and provide the environment for the process to naturally take place. With us, they will know that no matter how bad the rain gets, the sun will eventually shine through!

sunshinethrutherain.org

The Children's Assessment Center

The Children's Assessment Center (CAC) provides a safe haven to sexually abused children and their families—a place where they can receive the kind of care and treatment they so richly deserve. They employ an extraordinarily effective multidisciplinary team approach in the prevention, assessment, investigation, referral for prosecution and treatment of child sexual abuse. Their goal is to promote the complete healing of child victims of sexual abuse and their families. The CAC brings together social workers, physicians, attorneys and law enforcement professionals in one central location to provide a continuum of critical, coordinated services. In 2017, they served nearly 4,000 children from our community, conducted 3,252 forensic interviews (636 of them in Spanish), provided over 8,400 individual, group, and family therapy services and conducted 1,104 sexual assault exams. The Children’s Assessment Center was founded in 1991 in Houston, Texas, to serve the needs of sexually abused children across Harris County and has been dedicated to that mission ever since.

cachouston.org