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Come Together for a Cook-Off at Molly’s Tomball

Save the date to Come Together with Inspiring HANDS for a One Pot Chili Cook-Off at Molly’s Pub in Tomball!

Join us for LIVE MUSIC, CHILI COOK-OFF, SILENT/LIVE AUCTIONS, Face Painting, Activities for the Kids and much more!

Halloween costumes are encouraged!

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Public Tasting 4-6:30pm

Awards/Live Auction 7pm

Get your favorite recipes together and form a team for the cook-off!

If you would prefer to be a taste tester, bring you family and join the fun!

Proceeds benefiting the Inspiring HANDS scholarship program assisting individuals with special needs to attend equestrian therapy and special needs camps!

 

 

 

2019 Back to School Drive

Inspiring HANDS will be hosting it’s annual back to school drive beginning July 1-30, 2019, benefiting a local Title I elementary school.

We are currently looking for businesses to parter with us as collection centers for donors to drop off backpacks filled with school supplies.

If you are interested in assisting with our efforts, please contact us by June 28th, 2019.

You can submit you company logo to StaceyM@InspiringHANDS.org

2019 Scholarship Recipients

🗣 Inspiring HANDS, Inc. is proud to announce that through the help of generous donations, volunteers and annual sponsors we were able to award ⭐️ $20,000 ⭐️ in Campership and Ridership Scholarships to individuals with special needs this year!

Recipients will attend partnering camps and centers including Camp Blessing Texas, JoyRide Center Therapeutic Horsemanship Program and SIRE!

🥰We would also like to extend our gratitude to our awards selection committee for donating their valuable time:
Amber Cleveland – Director – Artist – Curator
Mentor for the Houston School of Art and Design
Heather Cook – Assistant City Attorney for the City of Houston

If you would like to help or learn more about Inspiring HANDS, please click on the link below:
www.InspiringHANDS.org

Pictured from left to right: Denise Cavazos Miller, Stacey Michalak, Annette Cole, Susan Carville Lutz, Amber Cleveland & Melissa Kenney

(Selection Committee members missing from the photo: Heather Cook)

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2018 Annual Report

Dear Friends of Inspiring HANDS,

I am proud to be among an amazing team who originally founded Inspiring HANDS, as working to establish the Inspiring HANDS Scholarship Fund has been among the greatest privileges of my career. Inspiring HANDS has grown into a strong and well established non-profit organization that is operated solely by volunteers and fully funded by donations. In less than five years, with the help of our community members, we were able to see the organizations mission and vision come to fruition. In addition to countless immediate needs being met, Inspiring HANDS has awarded nearly $95,000 in scholarships to 124 individuals with financial and special needs. We also have over $80,000 in reserve to be strictly used for  future scholarships.

After proudly serving for nearly five years, and overseeing its founding, as President, I have chosen to depart from that role as of January 2019. We are pleased to welcome Tracy Davis as incoming President. She is well qualified and will be a true asset to the organization. Tracy has experience in Team Leadership, Process Development & Delivery, Training & Development, Cost Controls, Financial Reporting, Communications, Customer Service, and more. Plus, she has a sincere wish to help where help is needed and a long track record of doing so.

The board of Directors and I will assist to manage the transition to assure that the organization remains poised for continual growth while staying true to its mission; to directly make a difference in the life of those in need within our community and encouraging others to do the same.

I look forward to focusing on family (my new Grandbaby), my day job at Challenger Drilling, Inc., and continuing to serve our community and Inspiring HANDS, which shall forever be held in my heart, as needed.”

Sincerely,

Susan C. Lutz

Past President

 

You Should Totally Join Us and Flash Back To The 80’s on November 3rd!

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Join the IH Backpacks for School Drive benefiting Kids’ Meals Houston!

Please join us in the IH annual back to school drive as we collect donated pre-filled backpacks for Houston ISD elementary and middle school students.

You may drop off a pre-filled backpack at any of the listed donation centers with Allegiance Bank, Challenger Drilling, or Envoy Mortgage.

You can also double your donation!

Simply make a monetary donation of $25 or more to the IH Scholarship Fund during the month of August and then we will donate a pre-filled backpack to Kids’ Meals.

CLICK HERE TO DOUBLE YOUR DONATION NOW

 

2018 IH Scholarships have been awarded!

We are proud to announce

that the

2018 Inspiring HANDS Scholarships have been awarded to 45 recipients

for the total amount of $33,744!

Thank You to our Sponsors & Donors!

Inspiring HANDS is proud to announce that through the help of donations, our generous volunteers, and annual sponsors we were able to provide a record number total of $33,744 in Campership and Ridership Scholarships to forty-five individuals with special needs this year! Recipients will attend partnering camps and centers including Camp Blessing, CampCAMP, Panther Creek Inspirational Ranch, JoyRide, and SIRE in Texas.

We would also like to extend our gratitude to our awards selection committee for donating their valuable time:

 

Heather Cook –  Assistant city Attorney for the City of Houston

Tom Fulton – President at InterMoor, Inc.

John H. Kauffman III – President/Owner of Kauffman Company

Extra Special Thank Yous!

Thank you Molly’s Pub Tomball / Houston Irish Pubs for their very generous support through the 2nd annual Cajun Cook-off for a Cause which raised $8,632.00 for 2018 IH Scholarships.

Thank you to those who participated in the 2018 Sponsor-A-Thon which raised $5,112 which directly helped fund 2018 Scholarships!

Challenger Drilling, Inc., Debi Doak of TDECU Insurance, Michelle Droubi of Allegiance Bank, Tom & Mimi Fulton, Ellen Holloway, Melissa & Steve Kenney, Mona Martin.

 

Pictured from left to right in group photo: Melissa Kenney, Denise Miller, Celene Miller, Mimi Fulton, Tom Fulton, Susan Lutz, Stacey Michalak, Harold Miller – Missing: : John H. Kauffman, Heather Cook, Lori Cross, Morgan Bauman, and Casey Bushek.

 

Support future Scholarship Funds by donating to our Sponsor-A-Thon

 

$900 = 1 full scholarship

JoinMe In The IH Sponsor-A-Thon

Please help us raise the needed Scholarship Funds!

Click below to learn how to create your very own free  JoinMe Sponsor-a-thon page.  Then share via email and social media to raise enough funds for a full scholarship.

Every $1,000 raised = One full scholarship

100% of proceeds will benefit Campers and Riders

CLICK HERE

Exploring Possibilities at Inspiring HANDS

We are currently accepting applicants for the Exploring Social Services Unit of Inspiring HANDS, Inc. Students, ages 15-20, may apply now through March 31st, 2018.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

For further information see below or contact us at info@inspiringhands.org or call 832-953-5354

Cook-off For A Cause

Join Us for the Molly’s Pub – Tomball 

Cajun Gumbo & Crawfish Cook-off for a Cause

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Learn more and sign up your team by clicking HERE

 

Benefiting the annual Scholarship Fund of