Charities

Each year, Ted W. Walters & Associates donates directly to a number of charities, some of which are highlighted below.  

We also make contributions to organizations by sponsoring events; these events and the charities they support are on our Sponsorships page.

 

AMVETS (American Veterans) is one of America’s foremost veterans service organizations, providing programs for veterans who have served any time from WWII to the present, including the National Guard and Reserves.  Some of their programs include:  assistance with retirement and disability compensation, finding homes for homeless vets, training and employment services, educational funding, visiting hospitalized vets and providing quality-of-life community service programs.  AMVETS focus is on preserving freedom, supporting America’s defenders and serving our communities for continued service to God and Country.

 

 
                           
 

 

In addition to having a good time at company events, TWW personnel donate money and items to designated charities. 

Camp iHope was one of the beneficiaries of the TWW 2013 Christmas party.  Camp iHope is a summer camp offering hope and support for children with cancer and their siblings.  Camp iHope is a place where campers can "just be kids".  Campers are patients at Medical City Dallas; at Camp iHope, they gain confidence, independence, enhanced coping skills and greater self esteem.  Their siblings (an oft-forgotten group) find a support network that helps them deal with the patient's illness and continues to support them in the event of a patient's death. Camp iHope was founded in 2011 and is held at Collin County Adventure Camp in Anna TX.  

 

 

TWW and several TWW Associates donated generously to the inaugural Carry the Load event in Austin in 2013.  Carry the Load's purpose is to remind folks about the true meaning of Memorial Day.  The National event is a New York to Dallas relay, where teams carry momentos or equipment and walk in memory of a fallen soldier. There are several local CTL events, all taking place over Memorial Day weekend. The Austin event was a 20+ mile walk and also included military and law enforcement demonstrations.

 

 

Children’s Wish Foundation International provides programs that enhance the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses by placing educational and entertainment materials in children’s hospitals.  The Foundation also has a Family Focus program that provides Wish Families with a respite when it is needed most.  Children’s Wish Foundation has created memorable experiences for children and families in 53 countries.

 

 

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. We fund more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support.

 

The East Texas Area Council has a rich and storied history of activities and efforts that have successfully supported and influenced generations of young men and women through the Scouting program.  The Council was formed in 1930, with the merger of several local councils throughout East Texas.  The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

 

East Texas Food Bank – in 2012, our office staff organized a Thanksgiving food drive benefitting the ETFB, which provides food to over 200 partner agencies, in an effort to feed children, the working poor and seniors throughout 26 counties in East Texas.

The Hospice of East Texas was one of the recipients of funds raised at the 2013 TWW Christmas Party.  The Hospice has provided care to terminally ill patients in the East Texas area since 1982. The professional staff believes that no one - regardless of age, illness or financial circumstances - should have to face death alone or in pain. Two years in a row, they were recipients of the prestigious Hospice Honors award recognizing hospices providing the best patient care.  

 

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Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish® Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.

 

TWW participates in the Make-a-Wish® Sporting Clays event each year, catering both the noon and evening meals.

 

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The National Children's Cancer Society serves as a financial, emotional and educational resource for children and their families in need at every stage of cancer illness and recovery.  In the United States, The NCCS eases the financial burdens that accompany major illness, give crucial support and address the challenges of survivorship. Abroad, they provide lifesaving pharmaceutical drugs and medical supplies to facilities that treat children with cancer.

 

 

For our 2012 TWW Christmas party at Country Tavern, our Project Managers coordinated a raffle that raised money for two non-profits. Our field landmen participated and raised $3,800 total for two non-profit organizations:

  • PATH of Tyler, which serves economically disadvantaged people in Smith County with both emergency assistance and programs to empower and encourage them to become self-sufficient and
  • Adam’s Angels Ministry, which provides provide physical, emotional, financial, & prayerful support to families who face childhood cancer.

 

   

Individually and through their church organizations, several TWW landmen are contributing to Refuge of Light, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to establishing a long-term safe haven for minor girls who have been victimized by the sex-trafficking trade. Statistics show that between 100,000 and 300,000 individuals are sex-trafficked in the US each year; however, nationwide facilities provide a safe haven for only 300 individuals.  Tyler-based Refuge of Light is currently raising funds to construct a Refuge safe house that will provide physical, mental and spiritual refuge to victims.

 

Special Olympics Texas provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Since 1886, the Texas Association of the Deaf (TAD) has promoted leadership, growth and equality among deaf and hard of hearing Texans.

The First Tee of Greater Tyler impacts the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

Each spring, many TWW landmen participate in the Turning Point Sporting Clay Shoot, which benefits the East Texas Piney Woods Chapter of Turning Point. Turning Point is a non-profit organization that provides skills to mobility impaired individuals enabling them to enjoy outdoor sporting and other activities at little or no cost.

 

The Tyler Junior College Foundation was incorporated in 1965 as a separate 501 (c) (3) support organization for Tyler Junior College.  Its mission is to enhance the overall reputation of Tyler Junior College, to provide external resources to fund College priorities, and to create opportunities for the college to build partnerships with alumni, friends, donors, corporations and foundations.

 

 

A group of TWW Landmen led by Project Manager Tonya Fossett support the Wise Hope Shelter and Crisis Center in Decatur, Texas.  The Wise Hope Shelter has helped women and children who suffer from domestic abuse since 1997.  Tonya and her crew gathered food, household items, toys and clothing for abused women and children.

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