Kris Brown's Kick Club
MISSION:To benefit Texas Children's charity care program, which provides financial relief to families facing overwhelming medical costs.
Texas Children's Hospital
C/O Julie Bergen
1919 South Braeswood
Houston, Texas 77230
Founded in 2002 by Kris Brown and his wife Amy, Kris Brown's Kick Club, has partnered with six new corporate sponsors and for every point Kris scored with a field goal, corporate sponsors and the Brown's paid $250.
Over the past two years the Kicks for Kids Program has raised over $240,000. Texas Children's Hospital's Charity Care Program provides charity care for indigent persons, allowing them access to the best possible healthcare.
Kris was inspired to create the program from an experience his family endured when his sister was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at 11. She has since beat the odds and been in remission for 13 years. The experience left Kris wanting to create a program that would assist families in their fight to battle cancer.
His newest initiative called "Kris Brown's Kick Club Youth Leadership Program" is currently underway for 2005. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity for Houston area high school students to experience and gain knowledge of leadership skills. The program involves identifying "school quarterbacks" to serve on the Youth Leadership Advisory Board. The board will interact with business leaders throughout the year to identify key leadership traits. The program also includes a speaker's bureau to participate in a leadership day at each participating school.
MISSION:To raise funds and heighten awareness of juvenile diabetes.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
For more information, please visit: www.jdrf.com* *
To make a contribution (713) 334-4400
He supports charitable programs in his hometown of Bakersfield, California and in Fresno, California, where he attended college. * *
Since coming to the Texans, he has been associated with the Houston Chronicle's *Readers are Leaders Program, Breast Cancer Awareness, Junior Achievement, the 3-A-Day Dairy Campaign and the Ronald McDonald House of Houston. * **
In 2005 David's oldest son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. In an effort to increase awareness about the illness, David and his family were featured in national and local public service announcements in association with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. * *
David's mother created a fundraising initiative for the local chapter of JDRF, by writing a children's book which addressed the issue of diabetes. JDRF is one of five charities that the Houston Texans Foundation will support over the next three years.
The Andre Johnson Foundation
MISSION:The Andre Johnson Foundation was founded to empower and develop youth from single-parent homes into responsible and educated citizens.
The Andre Johnson Foundation
C/O Andre Melton
P.O. Box 300265
Houston, TX 77230
Sponsors youth from non-profit organizations that are affiliated with single-parent households to attend every home game. All of the youth receive lunch and team memorabilia.
In Miami, Andre rewards students for academic achievement based on good attendance, GPA and SAT scores. He holds an award ceremony where he awards the students with certificates for their accomplishments during the school year.
Hosts a community picnic for the City of Miami Gardens, which includes games, activities, food, raffles and many more events for the community to enjoy.
Donated, along with a local retailer, over 250 backpacks filled with school supplies to his former elementary school in Miami, North County Elementary School.
Awarded one million air miles from Continental Airlines. He donated half of his air miles to The Ronald McDonald House to provide airfare for families from all over the country that come to Houston to receive medical treatment and stay at the Ronald McDonald house.
In May 2005, Andre hosted the First Annual Andre Johnson Foundation Celebrity Weekend, where he invited several NFL players to participate in events to help raise funds for I Have a Dream – Houston. I Have a Dream – Houston has been providing long term mentoring and dropout prevention programs that promote higher education for inner-city youth. The weekend activities included a celebrity bowling tournament, a free community carnival, visits to a children's hospital and a shelter.
Makes public appearances on behalf of the Texans at local schools, Shop with a Texan, Texans Blood Drive and the Houston Texans Style Show.