The Spirit of the Season: Non-Profits to Support this Holiday Season

TSG West Texas Non-Profits to Support this Christmas

We believe in an enduring kind of Christmas magic: a spirit that transcends Santa and sleigh bells to embody the heart of the holiday season. In short, we believe in the power of advocating for one another and supporting each other – in whatever ways we are able.

And the ways and means to give in our community abound. There’s profoundly impactful work occuring in West Texas every day in service of causes that touch nearly every walk of life. And whether you’re a patron of the arts or animal advocate, a champion of children, or a challenger to homelessness, your contributions are essential.

This holiday season, we hope you’ll join us in advocating for one another and supporting each other, whether it’s through a gift of time, money, or expertise. To help inspire a season of giving, we’ve scouted a few of many West Texas non-profits to support this holiday season. Specifically looking to donate your time and expertise? Tap Every Neighbor


EVENTS & RESOURCES


EVERY NEIGHBOR

Volunteering Resource | Every Neighbor exists to simplify community connection, providing a simpler pathway for individuals, businesses, and churches to connect with those in need. Discover local service opportunities tailored to your life experiences, skills, and interests via their online platform to expand your impact on your West Texas community. Learn more and sign up…

SERVE MIDLAND 

Philanthropic Tennis Tournament | @servemidland | Serve Midland was founded upon a unique opportunity in the Midland tennis community to add a philanthropic component, allowing tennis players to use their love for the game of tennis as a vehicle to give back to their beloved city. Each year, the beneficiary of Serve Midland will change, allowing tennis players to serve different Midland organizations and charities in the years to come. Learn more… 


ARTS & CULTURE


MIDLAND FESTIVAL BALLET

Ballet | Established in 1993 by Judy Coleman, Midland Festival Ballet promotes and present the art of classical ballet through education, performance and outreach. Today, Midland Festival Ballet brings the beauty of ballet to the Basin through season productions performed at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, classes at the School of Midland Festival Ballet, and outreach programming. Gifts are tax deductible and support affordable, accessible education. Your support also helps Midland Festival Ballet continue beautiful productions and bring world-class performers, choreographers, and instructors to the community to further inspire and invest in students. Learn more about keeping them on their toes…

MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHWEST

Museum | Museum of the Southwest was founded in 1965 by a handful of visionaries. Today, the Museum immerses visitors in arts, science, history, and cultural experiences to transform their universe and reveal new possibilities. There are many ways to support the museum and its inspiring work, including becoming a member, volunteering, sponsoring a program, or making a donation. Learn more…


CHILDREN & FAMILIES


BUCKNER

Children & Families | @bucker_intl | 432.520.5588 | Buckner is a global ministry serving vulnerable children, families, and seniors. Local Bucker programs include Buckner Foster Care and Adoption, Buckner Family Pathways, and the Buckner Family Hope Center. These programs help find safe and loving homes for abused and neglected children while providing community-based preservation and early intervention services to strengthen families and reduce factors leading to neglect in the first place. Learn more…  

CASA

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children | @casaofwesttexas | 432.683.1114 | Court Appointed Special Advocates of West Texas (CASA) recruits, trains and supports committed volunteers who advocate for child abuse victims. When a child enters the foster care system, the judge appoints a CASA volunteer advocate for the child’s best interest. The advocate is a committed volunteer who speaks on the child’s behalf in court and in the community. Learn more… 

HIGH SKY CHILDREN’S RANCH

Children & Families | @highskyranch | 432.694.7728 | In 1963, 100 acres west of Midland were purchased with a vision to create a dedicated space to help children and families break and heal from generational trauma. In over 60 years of service, High Sky Children’s Ranch has significantly expanded its life-changing services and programs to offer therapeutic services, foster care and adoption services, life skills training, emergency shelters, and much more. Their vision? Communities in which children live in safe and healthy families. Learn more… 

MIDLAND FAIR HAVENS

Women & Children | @gingerbreadhaven | Midland Fair Havens is a faith-based, privately funded organization that empowers families to end cycles of abuse and poverty and discover new paths towards more sustainable futures. Designed for single mothers and their children, Midland Fair Havens provides both residential and non-residential support, such as housing, financial assistance, and parenting classes. As they work to strengthen families and create brighter futures for the next generation, they strive to become the leading resource center for single-parent families in West Texas. Learn more…

MIDLAND CHILDREN’S REHABILITATION CENTER

Children’s Health | Dedicated to changing the lives of children, Midland Children’s Rehabilitation Center provides neurological, orthopedic, and developmental therapy in a compassionate environment regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Programs offered include aquatic therapy, dance/movement therapy, dyslexia tutoring, hippotherapy, occupational therapy, orthotic clinics, physical therapy, speech therapy, and therapeutic riding to help children with limitations to reach their highest potential. Learn more about donating or volunteering…



HEALTHCARE


MCHS FOUNDATION

Hospital Network | Medical Center Health System is the most comprehensive healthcare provider in the Permian Basin. Founded more than 70 years ago, MCH now serves over 100,000 patients annually. To further their impact, MCHS has established MCHS Foundation. The MCHS Foundation plays an integral in transforming charitable gifts and donations from the community into programs that provide real support and assistance to patients, employees and their families. MCHS Foundation outreach includes Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, The Patient Navigation Program, Friends of Nursing Fund, MCHSF Victim Assistance Fund, and more. Learn more…

REFLECTION MINISTRIES

Human Trafficking Resources | Reflection Ministries strives to empower individuals who have been coerced into human trafficking and offer avenues of restoration. The organization is equipped with an emergency assessment center, second stage homes, and aftercare designed to provide healing for up to four years. The ministry works with sex trafficking survivors from across the country, and their program is designed to walk a journey of healing with sex trafficking victims long term. Learn more… 

THE VILLAGE AT MANOR PARK

Retirement Community | The Village at Manor Park is a nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) managed by a volunteer board of trustees. The Village offers six levels of care dedicated to serving senior adults, offering quality homes, health care services, programs, and activities that allow the residents to enjoy life to the fullest. Get into the spirit of the season by making a donation. Any contribution will go towards making a difference in the lives of residents at Manor Park. Learn more…


HOUSING & FOOD


MIDLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Housing | @midlandhabitatforhumanity | 432.686.8877 | Midland Habitat for Humanity (MHFH) is one of the premiere institutions responsible for constructing affordable housing. MHFH uses a rigorous qualifying process that includes progress from the application all the way through home ownership. Each participant contributes a minimum of 350 hours “sweat equity” on the worksite and completes a homeownership education program. Successful candidates are then awarded a 0% interest mortgage, making homeownership a reality for some of the neediest families. Learn more…

WEST TEXAS FOOD BANK

Food Bank | @wtxfoodbank | The West Texas Food Bank is a non-profit, non-governmental hunger relief organization supporting the nutritional needs of children, families, and senior citizens through strategic partnerships with civic + corporate groups, and private donors. Today, WTFB serves 19 countries, covering 34,000 square miles to distribute 3.6 million pounds of produce and 13.3 million pounds of food. The West Texas Food Bank welcomes volunteers to both facilities to sort and process donated product, assist with pantry clients, help with gardening needs, and other tasks. Learn more…


Support for these West Texas non-profits comes in many forms. We encourage you to reach out directly to these charitable organizations to learn how to volunteer, donate, and amplify their impact. Thank you for joining us in supporting our fellow West Texans.