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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Counseling, Mental Health, Single Parent Agencies, Youth Development - Citizenship

Mission: Love In Abundance works to help students heighten her value of self by increasing her Human Capital (Social, Symbolic, Economic, and Cultural Capitals)

Results: LIA has helped 47 students enter and remain in college. LIA has helped 17 parents enter college for 1st time. LIA is a nominating organization for the Posse Foundation. LIA's founder is the author of the College Must Begin in 8th Grade Literary Series, that will donate 40% to LIA from each project in the series.

Target demographics: Title One and Lower Performing Schools

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 100-150 students per year. LIA nominated our first Posse Foundation Scholar after having recently received the honor of being a nominating organization.

Geographic areas served: Houston and surrounding cities

Programs: College Must Begin in 8th Grade Life and Pre-College Preparatory Program

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Robert67

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Vickie Gunnells-Hodge for many years! One of the things that I know about her is that she cares! I am very impressed with her work at Love In Abundance! To know Vickie, you have to know that she is a woman of great character; a businesswoman with integrity; a woman with a heart bigger than the state of Texas! What she gives cannot be quantified! I personally witnessed a situation with a young lady that, without the intervention of Love In Abundance, this young lady would be just another lost soul. Another statistic! Thank you Vickie Gunnells-Hodge for what you bring to the table! You bring much love! Actually, you bring love in abundance!!

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VickieGH 11/09/2012

Aaaawwww! Thank you so much Robert for your wonderful words. I am humbled and grateful, because this makes the last recommendation needed to assure Love In Abundance is one of the Top-Rated Children & Family Nonprofits for 2012-2013!!! This is going to change the number of people who know about the tireless work performed for our students benefit, and life for me as a bonus! I am indebted to you, though I know you did it from the blessing that is your heart.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Vickie has dedicated her time to these young ladies which is priceless. Time is one thing that we can't get back and when someone chooses to sacrifice time for others you know they are sincere. Her dedication has and will continue to touch the minds of these young ladies and give them the confidence needed to be very productive citizens. The opportunities that they are exposed to will catapult them to the next level. Love and Abundance is great for the community and these young ladies.

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VickieGH 11/07/2012

Thank you Kaseey for your beautiful words! They will make a huge difference for the students served and those yet to be served. Vickie Gunnells-Hodge

1 Theresa A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I met Vickie at one of our Westchase Biz Zone's workshops, I was filled with joy as she expressed her passion for helping students prep for college and resolving other deficits that our youths are facing today. I highly recommend and support Love in Abundance because the programs are geared to make a postive impact in our youth's future . I want to thank you for stepping out on faith and having the courage to fulfill your mission.

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VickieGH 11/02/2012

Thank you so very much Theresa for your kind words offered. I truly appreciate them and our little ladies will also.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love In Abundance digs into the community to help young girls recognize their value in this world,as they realize & execute their potential. Vickie Gunnels-Hodge is making every effort to grow LIA, while helping as many young girls as possible. Thank you Love In Abundance for the loving the girls that otherwise are over-looked or forgotten.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What Mrs. Vickie-Gunnells Hodge does for under-privileged students is absolutely amazing! It gives every student, no matter their family's financial status, a chance at a great education. All educational resources are accessable to the Love In Abundance student. All students are enlightened on career choices and college majors. Mrs. Hodge makes the college application process much easier for the students lucky enough to be a member of the Love and Abundance family. I am proud to say that I am a part of something so wonderful!

Jason A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Love in Abundance (LIA) has serviced several groups of budding young ladies in Title One Schools by smartly and through research supplementing school objectives with strategic programs and other initiates to help these girls gain a higher sense of esteem and purpose.

It continues to empower many to pursue life altering paths. Knowing the director personally, I know her passion and personal life story, will continue to ensure the success of the program.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love In Abundance is the real deal. It is what our students need in a world where the education system has become tangled in bureaucratic "red tape." It seems like the same laws and procedures used to help children (standardized tests, restrictions on teacher discipline, lack of prayer in the schools) are actually hurting them the most.

But an organization like Love In Abundance untangles our youth and gives them the freedom to be themselves, while respecting others.

I hope this program grows.