2013 Events

Wake the World, TX 2013 – July 29, 2013

Four years! We have been blessed to be involved in this fabulous event for four consecutive years. St. Jude’s Ranch for Children (both campuses Bulverde and New Braunfels) and Roy Maas Youth Alternatives in Boerne were once again the children’s homes of choice for the event.

The event is focused on giving the children a memory making day at the lake. So many children who grow up in loving environments get at least one day at a lake, ocean, river, etc…sometime during their childhood. This event provides a day for those children who may not have had such a chance.

Ice breaker games to get the kids comfortable with the volunteer boat drivers and crews are how we start the day. Enjoy a great lunch and as usual a fabulous dinner!

A big thank you goes out to all those who give of their time, talent and treasure each and every year!

If you want to learn more about Wake the World or be involved in Wake the World – go to www.waketheworldtx.com

Hair-a-Thon 2013 – August 19, 2013

First Chance Foundation partnered with the Rainbow Room (Child Protective Services Emergency Resource Center) to provide 225 backpacks filled with school supplies and hygiene products to children in the local foster care system. The backpacks were given to the children on August 19th at the Annual Hair-a-Thon, hosted by the Aveda Institute.

While Aveda helped the children feel special with a haircut and style for the 2013-14 school year, we provided a grade-level appropriate backpack to get them started with the needed supplies. Also, each backpack included some donated items such as movie passes and restaurant gift certificates. We also had the pleasure of giving away door prizes to the children throughout the day.

We were able to do all these things through donations. Donors were able to sponsor 1 or more children at $25 each. This provided the backpack and all the supplies! While other donors gave items for the door prize fun.

2013-08-15 11.38.30  Hair a thon volunteers


FCF Backpack day  Hairathon day door prize table

Scholarship Foundation 2013

Once again, First Chance supported this program! On November 4, 2013, professional etiquette trainer, Diane Gottsman, come in for the day to teach the kids about multiple aspects of business, eating and social etiquette.  And holding true to the program the youth also presented an etiquette program.  Theirs was based around social media and phone etiquette. they presented it to their peers.

Each year the Scholarship Foundation hold a four (4) day seminar series (not on consecutive days) to teach the participants about leadership and helped develop their skills throughout the 4 day series.

Every year, the program for etiquette training has been held at the McKenna Children’s Museum. This gives the students an opportunity to enjoy some fun and relaxing time at the facility as well. All around great learning experience for the participants. They received a tour of the facility and were able to ask questions of the volunteers and employees.

We continue to support the Scholarship Foundation because they have the same goals as our organization, which is to help youth become leaders of today and tomorrow.