STRATA celebrated National Give Something Away Day (July 15th) by donating to two charities around Waco. STRATA and its employees raised a total of $1,540 for the Family Abuse Center of Waco and the Humane Society of Central Texas.
“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” – Sally Koch.
The Family Abuse Center of Central Texas
The Family Abuse Center of Central Texas “exists to eliminate domestic violence in Central Texas by sheltering victims of domestic violence and by preventing abuse from occurring through intervention and education”. They offer free, safe, and confidential places for adults and children to begin to experience life without violence. This includes advocation, counseling, shelter, transportation, job, and life skills for families in need.
If you are interested in supporting the Family Abuse Center, they accept monetary contributions and donations of gently used items, and you can also purchase needed items on Amazon and ship them directly to the center. Items start at $3.00 and can be found through the Amazon link on their ‘Current Needs and Wishlist’ web page.
The Humane Society of Central Texas
The Humane Society of Central Texas provides adoption, rescue, and foster opportunities for homeless animals at the Waco Animal Shelter. They take in 4,000 animals each year and are able to rehome 90 percent of them, thanks to donations, volunteers, adoptions, rescue partners, and foster families.
If you’re in need of a new best friend or would like to assist the Humane Society of Central Texas in their lifesaving efforts, there are many ways to get involved. Learn more at Humane Society of Central Texas.
Here are some other ways to celebrate National Give Something Away Day all year long:
• Consider paying for coffee or a lunch order for the person behind you.
• Donate to a local food pantry or library.
• Show your server how much you appreciate them.
• Clean out your closet or garage, and donate gently used items.
• Volunteer your time or skills. Teaching someone a new skill set is a great way to pay it forward.
• Help a neighbor in need.