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1 - Funds to continue our non-income producing programs.
2 - Weekly volunteers to staff our Hope Chest Resale Market.
3 - Weekly volunteers to help kids with homework and activities at our three Hope Centers.
4 - Weekly volunteers to deliver food to schools and serve as substitute drivers for our Backpack Feeding Program.
5 - Sponsors for our three major fundraisers - our April 12 Clay Shoot, our October 20-21 Judy Dierker Holiday Market, and our November 2 Larry Dierker Celebrity Golf Classic.
You may also give by mailing a check payable to Cy-Hope to: Cy-Hope, Attn: Holly Calbat, 17401 Village Green Dr., Houston, TX 77040.
Please note in the memo if you would like your donation to support a particular program or if it’s in honor or memory of an individual..
Cy-Hope also accepts gently used items and food donations. For more information on making these types of donations or to arrange a donation pick-up, please call the Cy-Hope offices at 713-466-4673.
Cy-Hope serves as a catalyst to
rally all the community’s institutions around one common goal - to make life
better for kids in Cy-Fair who are economically, relationally, and spiritually
disadvantaged. Cy-Hope strives to
mobilize the entire Cy-Fair community. We are located in a
non-incorporated suburban area of Cypress and Houston, serving Cy-Fair ISD, the
3rd largest school
district in Texas, with over 115,000 students. Sadly, 50.8% of these students
are at-risk and over 39% are on the government-funded free lunch program. The
statistics are daunting, but with Cy-Hope rallying the entire community, we can
serve as the catalyst to help turn this trend around. We provide opportunities
for at-risk children to succeed in life. We support and encourage students,
teachers and school administrators to help every school achieve exemplary
status. Through the work of a minimal staff and many volunteers we make a
lasting and positive impact in the Cy-Fair community. We have recruited
community influencers, businesses, schools, hospitals, banks, corporations,
churches and individuals to give their time and resources to help us bring hope
to our students. Stories about
the success of Cy-Hope are rampant in the community and beyond.
Cy-Hope partners with the Houston Food Bank for our Backpack Feeding Program. Every Friday, 1,300 children who would otherwise go hungry over the weekend receive pre-packaged, nutritious meals that they take home. Cy-Hope also operates three Hope Centers to provide neighborhoods feeding into Title I schools a safe place for children to go after school for homework help, recreation, snacks, mentoring and crafts. We have added a Mobile Hope Center offering a STEM lab on a renovated school bus. We provide quality, affordable mental health care at our Counseling Center. Our Dierker’s Champs Program gives students at three of our most economically disadvantaged schools the opportunity to play baseball after school. Our Providing Opportunities Program pays the fees for high-achieving, low-income high school students to take Dual Credit, Advanced Placement, and Certification courses, helping them toward a positive future. Our music initiative, Devine Virtuosos, helps support fine arts in Cy-Fair ISD – by supporting music events, offering affordable band camps, refurbishing instruments, and providing other support as needed. Ambassadors of Compassion takes at-risk high school students through a 12-week mentoring program based on LIFE (Labor, Influences, Forgiveness, and Experiences).
“I was walking through the cafeteria today with my Cy-Hope shirt and a student that lives in Windfern started talking to the kids at her table. She kept pointing to me and was in a serious mode. I walked closer to hear her conversation. She was going on and on about the Cy-Hope center. She had the attention of eight 1st graders. It was the cutest thing ever.” CFISD Principle
Backpack Story of
Hope from Sierra and Jonathan Negron - Almost two years ago, my husband was honorably discharged from active duty after serving eight years in the Navy. While he did sign for the Navy Reserves, we didn’t know what to expect coming home to Houston after being away for so many years. He was blessed to find a great job; it definitely took me awhile longer.
Once I found employment, I asked the school to stop sending the backpacks. I didn’t feel right taking away from another family that may have needed it more than we did. In February, I was asked to organize our 50th anniversary celebration in which each office was tasked to raise funds for a local charity of our choice. My first thought was Cy-Hope!!! I was so excited to take on such a huge task in my early stages at Crown Relocations. We were able to raise $921 for Cy-Hope (which exceeded our $600 goal) and were also given the opportunity to adopt a Cy-Fair school, Lee Elementary. That same month, our yearly Manager Meeting was held, and for their team-building exercise they were tasked to build eight bikes which we would donate to Cy-Hope.
Nearly one year later and my children are happy and healthy, we are buying our first home, and I have a wonderful job that allows me to continue my journey with Cy-Hope and Lee Elementary.
June 10, 2016
To Whom It May Concern:
RE: Letter of Recommendation – Cy Hope Counseling Center
My wife’s and my experience with Cy Hope began shortly after the death of our son to brain cancer. He left behind two small boys. The oldest was 7 and the younger boy was 3. It was very hard to lose our son but then our grandson started to have uncharacteristic behavioral problems that we all knew were from losing his dad. Someone referred us to Cy Hope. Our grandson started going there and found a wonderful counselor, “Miss Courtney”. She has worked with him for two years now and we have seen a remarkable improvement in his ability to cope with his loss. We have learned that children grieve differently than adults. Theirs may not be as deep and difficult initially but it may occur over a much longer period of time as their cognitive learning increases. Their grief comes and goes and will until they reach adulthood. Cy Hope has been a wonderful place for our family.
And it is not just our grandson. I take my grandson to the sessions and I see other families who come in for help. I hear the receptionist talk to people who call in and she explains what Cy Hope is all about. When other people come in to the office, it is often easy to see the in their faces the turmoil going on in their families’ lives. But over time, you see a change when the ones getting the counseling come out of the sessions with smile on their faces. Cy Hope is truly a special place of healing and “Hope”.
From the Cy-Fair Lifestyle & Home November 2013 issue: CY-HOPE DONATIONS SUPPORT MUSIC INITIATIVES IN CFISD. Local nonprofit organization Cy-Hope, whose mission is to make life better for children in the Cy-Fair community, presented grants to support three music initiatives in Cy-Fair ISD - $3,900 for an initiative to provide clinicians and master classes for band, choir and orchestra students at secondary schools with 60 percent of students qualifying for free or reduced lunches; $2,649.47 to develop a “Science Rocks!” curriculum integration initiative that will serve all 53 elementary schools; and $3,000 to support perpetuating the annual Elementary Choral Festival, a memorable performance experience for more than 300 fifth-grade students at the Berry Center.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
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