CHARITIES

Bamboo Realty is linked with local and global charities, making a charitable contribution for every residential lease or sale. Current charitable organizations we support:

The Adventure Project is a growing non-profit organization with a big vision: "To end extreme poverty by supporting the world’s most effective social ventures." On a quarterly basis they choose one humanitarian issue affecting global poverty, and then present an innovative, low-cost solution to help. Examples of past projects include: Give Coal for Christmas which funded charcoal-efficient stoves to families in Haiti and the Keep It Clean project to repair clean water wells in India. To learn more about The Adventure Project, visit their website: www.theadventureproject.org

Heartline Maternity Center is a maternity center in Haiti where expectant mothers can find medical care and support, education, safe and sanitary conditions and respect for them and their babies.  Bamboo is proud to support the operational costs of Heartline Maternity Center, covering the costs for 9 women and their babies to attend the program.  Learn more about Bamboo's support of Heartline here: https://bamboocharity.exposure.co/bamboo-realty-supports-heartline-maternity-center

AGENT CHOICE CHARITIES 

Each month, one of our agents chooses a charity of their choice and Bamboo donates $1500 on their behalf.

January

Agent: Kisha Wilburn

Charity:  The FloMo Hoopfest through Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church in Nueava Guinea, Nicaragua.  (http://www.tmumc.org)

 

What is it? A free basketball camp in Nueava Guinea, Nicaragua run by Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church.  Funds were used to buy sports equipment and Spanish books for the school.

Why does Kisha love it? Coming from a family of basketball players, Kisha loves that the sport can be used for "learning purposes beyond the scope of how to play ball."

 

February

Agent: Amy Horneman
Charity:  Compassion International, Education (http://www.compassion.com/education-school-fees.htm)
 

What is it?  Compassion works with local churches to identify needs in communities around the world.  For families who cannot afford to provide the opportunity for schooling, Compassion fills the gaps with helping to cover school fees.

Why Amy loves it? "I used to be a teacher and education is oh so important."

March 

Agent:  Andrea Lightfoot
Charity: Crohns & Colitis Foundation Of America (http://www.ccfa.org)
 

What is it?  The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis.

Why Amy loves it?  "I have suffered from Crohn's Disease since I was 9 years old. I have experienced it at all levels and I have to say, I'm very proud of myself and I never knew how truly strong I really was. While it is hard to find a bright side to pain and illness, positive things do exist in the midst of that pain, and finding them can be the key to finding joy. Because of organizations like CCFA, we have hope, we have people who understand us and that are willing to fight for us, so we can have a better quality of life."

April

Agent:  Heather Stegman
Charity:  Malaria No More (http://www.malarianomore.org)
 

What is it? Malaria No more is determined to end malaria deaths.  They are helping get it done by engaging leaders, rallying the public, and delivering life-saving tools and education to families across Africa.

Why Heather loves it? "I am personally passionate about this organization because of my own son. Years ago, I think on his 5th birthday, we stopped having friends bring gifts to his birthday parties, but instead we would ask that in lieu of a gift, that each family make a donation to the charity of Hunter's (my son) choice. From day one he has chosen Malaria No More, and through him I became very passionate about this cause."

May 

Agent:  Lana Quintero
 
 
What is it? The mission of Jonathan’s Place is to provide a safe, loving home and specialized services to children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected.

Why Lana loves it? "When I went to help at Jonathan's Place, I would bring a team of 10-15 people to play with the kids or do arts and crafts.  We would bring pizza in, root beer floats or cookout for them.  We would also assist the staff with folding clothes, washing dishes, etc."

June

Agent:  Christine Johnson
Charity:  Crossroads at Parkplace  (http://crossroadsatparkplace.org/)
 
 
What is it? A joint endeavor of Servants of Christ United Methodist ChurchSt. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and Glenbrook United Methodist Church,Crossroads at Park Place, Inc. with a simple mission: to provide services to promote the health, hygiene and dignity of homeless persons in Southeast Houston.

Why Christine loves it? "My father, Mike Dennard, volunteered with Crossroads even while undergoing chemotherapy for his colon cancer. He passed away last Thanksgiving Day and our family misses him terribly. We still support Crossroads in any way we can as a way to keep him alive in our hearts and to keep his legacy alive."

How you can help further?

Top Ten Needs:

Backpacks
Belts
Jeans/pants/shorts
Shoes/work boots/tennis shoes
Socks
Blankets/sleeping bags
Coats/hats/gloves
Metro tickets
Deodorant and toiletry items
Laundry and food service supplies

Donation Dropoffs:
Servants of Christ Church
Park Place Blvd. at Broadway
Houston, Texas 77017
Tuesdays or Thursdays 7am-1pm