Texas Local Nonprofit News, Events and Chat for Thursday - December 8

The latest local Houston/Dallas/Austin/San Antonio area nonprofit news to help power your network, strengthen your organization and keep you involved with your professional peers, funders, competitors and cohorts!

Help us put smiles on children's faces by dropping off new unwrapped toys for children ages 2-12. Donations can be dropped off at 3018 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77004. No donation is too small. Holiday in the TRE' will take place this Sat 12/10, from 4 pm - 8 pm.

The Junior League of Austin and Coats for Kids would like to thank every school and business that participated in the Coat Drive competition. In total, 8,185 coats were collected by those who participated in the coat drive competition.

Nothing beats some good old fashioned s’mores! Get into the holiday spirit and roast marshmallows by the fire at Zoo Lights powered by CPS Energy. Savor the irresistible goodness of a s’mores treat, and enjoy some hot cocoa while you’re at it!

We are so grateful to the hard-working volunteer group from @Chase! We appreciate your time and energy serving at our Food Pantry and look forward to seeing you next time!

Harris County’s Youth Justice Community Reinvestment Fund is an innovative program to keep kids out of the system and invest in local, community-based resources. Next week, join @CUJusticeLab for a webinar launching their new report about youth justice reinvestment!

Today, our community honored the legacy of the late Dr. Marcellus Clayton Cooper during a historical marker dedication ceremony at Communities Foundation of Texas, with some of his descendants present for the occasion.

TRUTH: It’s safe for immigrants to get their families the care they need.

Join our Facebook Live on Friday, Dec. 9 at 12 pm CST to learn how eligible immigrant families can use health care, nutrition, and housing programs without public charge concerns. https://fb.me/e/2SL4eFrPG

We’re excited to share that U.S. News and World Report has designated Texas Health Fort Worth as a High Performing hospital for Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy).

Read more: https://bit.ly/3F7OY5r

APF x @CedarsSchools

Alex, Luci & Allison chose to look at how Ligustrum, an invasive plant, harms & changes an ecosystem.

Here at APF we strive to eradicate Ligustrum as often as possible through open workdays & projects during It’s My Park Day!

Blog: https://bit.ly/3Ed9dOI

Operation Lone Star is one of the top issues in next years Legislative session. The more money spent on OLS means there will be budget cuts on things we need as Texans.

Learn more about how we're fighting to end OLS here: http://endlonestar.com

#endlonestar #txlege

A peaceful scene by George Inness, part of our American Art collection.

George Inness, American, 1825 - 1894, "View on Lake Nemi," 1871, Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2 cm), Given in memory of William A. Remy by his family, 96.3

🎉 We’ve officially revamped our brand guidelines! This year, we dug deep into the nature of our work to create these new guidelines.

Join us in envisioning a colorful Texas where all people are welcomed, included, & heard!

View the full brand guide: http://bit.ly/TCRPBrand22

This year, we had the honor of naming two Future of Texas awardees – Lily Trieu with @asiantexans, and Andrea Reyes Sierra with Deeds Not Words!

As we look ahead to the new year, here’s why we think Lily and Andrea are the future of our state.

After a work accident left Roman temporarily disabled, he was forced to retire. With months of rehabilitation for his injury and a new fixed budget to adjust to, he turned to the Food Bank for help.

Read his full story: https://bit.ly/3XZDPwh

Pictured here President and Mrs. Bush visit Pearl Harbor Naval Base for ceremonies commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor to honor those who both lost their lives and those who fight to protect them.
December 7, 1991
📷Credit: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

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