January 26, 2011
Many people think that art and cultural experiences are only for those who can afford them. And sometimes, some communities don't have access to these nearby. Artrain's mission is to bring these experiences to every community. The exhibits are mobile and they work with the communities they visit to transform lives. People (and kids!) get to see art and exhibits that they would never have gotten the opportunity to see otherwise. It's amazing to see the effect.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Wave a magic wand to give them all the funds necessary during these tough economic times.
MY ROLE:Board Member & Advise, visited exhibits, etc.
July 12, 2010
There are many worthy organizations that help animals. Sadly, sometimes the organizations aren't well run or aren't very effective in accomplishing their goals. The Houston Humane Society is constantly working to raise awareness, stay in touch with the public, raise funds, and put the funds raised to good use. They have a great facility, they offer wonderful care to the animals and they are very helpful to members of the public seeking to find a new pet. I feel comfortable in knowing that any money or effort I donate is going to be used well and is going to help animals directly. Not just in helping and finding homes for them, but in helping raise awareness in the public, which I think will result in a culture that cares about the well-being of animals.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:General Member of the Public & I'm animal lover with my own dog rescue org; I participate in the Houston Humane Society's campaigns and fundraising events.