This post is sponsored by Frost Bank, all opinions shared here are my own.
My husband and I come from families who have taught us the importance of giving back to our community and to those in need. Whether you can give your time and volunteer for an important cause or donate money to something you feel strongly about supporting, this is the message we want to continue to carry on with our own children. Sometimes life gets overwhelming with all the tasks we have as parents and we get caught up in our own struggles. As adults, we can quickly forget about others and what they could be struggling with as well. I know we are all human and can sometimes become self absorbed with our problems and our own needs – I am definitely guilty of this myself. In these situations, we don’t stop and realize that there are people out there whose problems are much greater than our own. I encourage you to pause for a moment and think about ways you could make a difference in your community – big or small, this can go a long way.
This is why I am so honored to partner with Frost Bank in partnership with CultureMap so that I can give back to make an impact. Frost Bank believes we can all do great things together. Their shared goal is to increase visibility and access to volunteer opportunities throughout Texas. Frost Bank has been in Texas for over 150 years and believes that generosity brings out optimism. This is the inspiration behind their Opt for Optimism campaign — to inspire us all to do more good and share our generosity with those around us.
Your Donation is a Community Investment
There are many organizations and charities here in my city of Houston- many that I love to support and many who have given back in times of need, especially during tough times like Harvey. Our city showed up with love and support. When Frost Bank gave me the opportunity to select an organization I was passionate about, I was able to choose one that we as a family attend yearly and has been very special to my family and I throughout the years.
The Children’s Museum of Houston offers many community leadership opportunities for teens, adults, and groups in order to fulfill their mission. You can click here for more information on volunteer work.
Everything that children love about the museum, from the Invention Convention to FlowWorks and Tot Spot, are all made possible by the generous support of patrons that know and treasure the museum. This place could not run, in part, without the help of our community and their donations.
The Children’s Museum of Houston
We had the opportunity to visit The Children’s Museum this past weekend. This is a place we love to spend time when we get the opportunity to have a family day together- with our busy work schedules on the weekends, it rarely happens. This museum has been voted number one Best Children’s Museum by Parent’s magazine for a reason. There are 14 hands-on exhibits that have been designed just for kids. You can build robots, learn about how electricity works, shop at their grocery store or run a pet business. There are activities for kids of all ages. We love that the exhibits change frequently, so families get to experience something new each time they visit.
How can you make a donation to The Children’s Museum of Houston?
- Make a Gift Online: You can make a gift through their secure online gift form which is convenient and secure and quick.
- Make a Gift by Telephone: You can call at 713-535-7218 to make a gift using your credit card or to simply ask any questions about your tax deductible gift.
- Make a Gift by Mail: You can send a check or money order payable to “Children’s Museum of Houston” The Children’s Museum of Houston Attn: Development Department 1500 Binz Houston TX 77004
- Mutual Funds or Other Securities: They also accept many gifts of stock and security.
- Matching Gifts: Corporate matching can double or even triple your contribution to the Children’s Museum of Houston.
- $50- free admission to 6 low income children
- $100- free admission to one Title I school class
- $250- parenting workshops for 20 families
- $500- transportation to Museum for Title I schools
- $1000- pays for 50 literacy kits for libraries
Whether you volunteer or donate during the holiday season or throughout the whole year, try and get your family involved. It’s a great way for them to experience the benefits of giving back and understand where the money goes from your donation to benefit those in need. If you are local here in Texas, I encourage you to research an organization that is important to you by using the CultureMap Charity Guide. To learn more about Opt For Optimism click here.