At CultureMap, one of the things we love most about Houston is the philanthropic spirit of its residents. In the spirit of giving this holiday season, we're hosting our fourth annual CultureMap Charity Challenge.
We've selected eight deserving non-profits to vie for the grand prize, an exclusive promotion and advertising package valued at $10,000 and bragging rights as CultureMap's 2017 charity partner.
The winner will be announced on January 6, 2017.
You can vote once a day, every day, through December 18 at 11:59 pm. But before you do, learn more about these groups that are making a difference in our community:
Bayou Buddies, an affiliate of Buffalo Bayou Partnerships, is dedicated to enhancing Houston's historic waterway, and raising awareness of Buffalo Bayou among Houston’s young professional community.
F.R.E.S.H. YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
Houston Food Bank f.r.e.s.h. young professionals is a service organization motivated to take action and bring awareness to the issue of hunger through fundraising, advocacy, social, and volunteer efforts.
FRIENDS OF DEPELCHIN
Friends of DePelchin is a group of young professionals who are committed to supporting DePelchin’s mission through philanthropy, volunteerism, and raising awareness within the Houston community.
Homemade Hope provides hands-on cooking classes and holiday celebrations in homeless and transitional living shelters where children experience the joy of family meals, the nurturing power of creating healthy dishes, and the stability of developing traditions centered around food.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD YOUNG LEADERS
Planned Parenthood Young Leaders is a group of young professionals in the Houston area who recognize that the future of reproductive freedom and quality healthcare depends on the determination and dedication of their generation.
Scene provides inside access to the Alley Theatre through social activities and cultural engagement to develop a community of young supporters for the growth and future of a Houston arts institution.
Hermann Park Conservancy’s Urban Green is a membership and events group made up of young professionals dedicated to the conservancy’s mission to improve and maintain Hermann Park by inspiring new generations of park supporters.
YOUNG TEXANS AGAINST CANCER
Established in 2001 by a group of 44 young individuals in the Houston area, YTAC strives to increase cancer awareness among the generation of 22- to 40-year-olds.
So be sure to vote — and better yet, volunteer to help out one of these organizations or one of your choosing. It will be a great way to end the year and start 2017 off right!