“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein
Harold’s House is a non-profit Children’s Advocacy Center. Here children suffering sexual and physical abuse can tell the story of what happened to them a minimum number of times in a friendly, supportive environment designed with them in mind. Their team works together to make sure the child is safe and receives counseling and other medical and governmental services.
Find out how you can get involved at www.haroldshouse.org
Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy. Their volunteer-delivered, K-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global marketplace.
Find out how you can get involved at www.juniorachievementangelinacounty.org
The purpose of the Lions Club is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. Lions Clubs International extends their mission of service every day in local communities and in all corners of the globe.
Find out how you can get involved at www.lufkinlions.org
NCFCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing communications-based competitive activities, such as speech and debate, to homeschooled high schoolers. NCFCA places particular emphasis on excellence in academic and personal integrity as students learn to communicate more effectively. It is the oldest and most established homeschool forensics league in the country.
Find out how you can get involved at www.ncfca.org
The Arts Alliance seeks to fulfill its mission of presenting a diverse and comprehensive selection of performing arts events which represents the entire community and serves both children and family audiences. By the end of the 2016-17 season, the Angelina Arts Alliance will have presented 114 major events, with artists traveling to this small East Texas community from around the world.
Find out how you can get involved at www.angelinaarts.org
Friends of Ellen Trout Zoo (F.O.E.T.Z.) is an organization that assists the Zoo in a supportive capacity. F.O.E.T.Z. focuses on funding for major expansion and renovation projects in the Zoo’s master plan. Their mission is to cultivate an appreciation of the natural world and to provide environmental education and wildlife conservation for the benefit and enjoyment of the citizens
Find out how you can get involved at www.cityoflufkin.com/zoo/
The mission of IMPACT JUNKIE is to excite, engage, and inspire entrepreneurs and change-makers to use their superpowers (talents, skills, abilities) for good — to create real impact in real lives in their cities/communities and around the world. We believe we have a God-given mandate to go places, love people, and be proper stewards of our abilities (Matthew 25) to serve the world — and bring along as many people as we can. Our ultimate BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) is to hear: “Well done.”
Find out how you can get involved at www.impactjunkie.co
Legacy Institute for Financial Education (L.I.F.E.) is anon-profit, community-based program that provides an in-depth financial education based on biblical principles to those who have a desire to create generational wealth. L.I.F.E. is a unique experiment that is designed to address not only the lack of financial knowledge with regard to personal finance but also to alleviate the pervasive fear of investing by those who have not been taught how to do so.
Find out how you can get involved at www.legacyforyouth.org
The mission of the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce is to advocate to improve economic prosperity and the business environment in our community. The Chamber provides leadership for responsible economic development, supports the county’s educational system, ensures continuous improvement of the infrastructure required for growth, cultivates the necessary private and public sector leadership, and provides services that meet the needs of members.
Find out how you can get involved at www.lufkintexas.org
Human trafficking is not new. It is old bondage of people selling people for a profit. Predators preying on vulnerabilities of the weak. This is a national problem. This corruption is destroying cities like Atlanta, Miami, Denver, Dallas, Seattle Houston, and more. Buying and selling happens all around us, and many of us turn a blind eye and choose to remain unaware. That is why I had to pick up the pen and write. I am a voice for those with no voice. I want my book to reach those I cannot.
Find out how you can get involved at www.authorlauraaranda.com