Texas Chapter Volunteers at Pink Giraffe House

The Texas chapter participated in a volunteer event on January 16, 2018 at the Pink Giraffe House and shopped for groceries and supplies including ink cartridges and resume paper.

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Donations to The Pink Giraffe House from PLUS Texas Chapter

About the Charity:

The Pink Giraffe House (www.thepinkgiraffehouse.org ) is a safe haven for young victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment who need protection from immediate danger at home. Services include mentor support, street outreach, drop-in center, case management and traditional housing.

From PLUS Member Nick Economidis:

“Gaetane Pauwels, the executive director of the Pink Giraffe House was thrilled, and the timing was very good.  With the cold weather and ice storms that Houston was experiencing, they were getting a larger than normal inflow of kids looking to get out of the cold.  They were in definite need of supplies!

Check out this video tour of the facility, and thanks to everyone who participated to support this terrific cause.

 

 

 

Austin Networking with the Texas Chapter

On August 3 the PLUS Texas Chapter hosted a social in Austin. 60 industry professionals connected with their colleagues over drinks.

Check out the photos below, and be sure to join your colleagues at the next Texas Chapter offering,  a high-level discussion about employment law and insurance exposures. This event will be held twice, in in Dallas on September 20th and Austin on September 21st… see you there!

Texas Chapter Charity – Center for Child Protection Volunteer Day

The Travis County Center for Child Protection’s 2017 Caring for Kids Banquet presented by Lexus of Austin and Lexus of Lakeway  occurred Thursday night, April 27. Guests had the opportunity to rub shoulders with NFL Alumni legends while raising funds and awareness for child abuse victims. The PLUS Foundation was honored to be able to present the center’s Executive Director, Michael Torres, with a check for $1,000 at the event. The Caring for Kids Banquet opens the center’s annual NFL Alumni Golf Classic, which the Texas PLUS Chapter chose as one of their 2017 volunteer initiatives.

On Friday, April 28, four-person teams, each captained by a former NFL player, competed in a scramble style tournament at The Hills of Lakeway. PLUS Foundation volunteers aided the center’s staff in running the tournament. Robby Moore and Whitney Tabash from the PLUS Texas Chapter spent the afternoon running Hole 7, where golfers took their shot at a hole-in-one in hopes of winning a brand-new Lexus RX-350. Unfortunately, the wind picked up and the players were lucky to get a ball on the green. All proceeds from Friday benefit the children and families that the center serves in Travis County (Austin area).