On Oct. 6, 1999, the NFL awarded its 32nd franchise to Houston and Bob and Janice McNair. In 2019, the Texans announced that Oct. 6 would be designated as "Founder's Day."
Each year moving forward, the organization will celebrate Mr. McNair's incredible legacy and tremendous impact on the community by participating in a service project on that day.
In 2020, the Texans read books to second graders in the Readers for Little Leaders initiative. In 2021, the organization assembled hygiene and welcome kits for residents at Hope Lodge.
This year, the Texans will focus on youth and mental health as we partner with Family Houston, a United Way agency which provides counseling to school-aged kids across the Greater Houston area. Texans players and coaches will host kids from Family Houston-supported schools on the field at NRG Stadium next Tuesday, Oct. 11. In preparation for their visit, Texans staff will create 200 "Jars of Joy" filled with positive affirmations, encouraging words and inspirational thoughts for school-aged kids who are currently undergoing mental health counseling on Monday. Texans players will spend time with the kids on Tuesday opening their jars and reading the messages with them.
Family Houston's mission is to create a stronger community for tomorrow by helping individuals and families meet the challenges they face today. Since 1904, counselors, financial and employment coaches and community support specialist Family Houston have served children, families and adults across the Greater Houston area.
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