EP 18: Gameday Special

Tue Nov 20 2018 (10:34)

Interviews with Pack of Hope and TFNB Your Bank For Life live from the Baylor game.

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone! This is Randy Lane with a special edition of the Charity Champions podcast. We’re going to play two interviews from last week’s Baylor game. First, we’ll hear Sheree Corn’s interview with the voice of the bears, John Morris. She’s in charge of community outreach at Pack of Hope. She’ll explain how their organization is erasing hunger by giving food-insecure kids bags of nutritious snack over the weekend. A lot these kids would otherwise go several days without ...

Helping food insecure kids in McLennan County

Randy sits down with Co-Founders of McLennan County Pack of Hope Jane Bounds and Cliff Reece. Pack of Hope helps food insecure children in McLennan County by sending them home from school over the weekend with a pack of nutritious food. While they're currently packing up meals for over a thousands kids each week, more than 26,000 children in McLennan County are considered food insecure.Learn more about Pack of Hope at packofhope.orgThanks for listening to the Charity Champions Podcast. This podc ...

Building up female leaders through community involvement

Randy sits down with Holly Burchett and Jana Hixson of the Junior League of Waco to talk about their focus on early childhood education in the city.Be sure and visit Deck the Halls Friday - Sunday (Nov. 2nd - 4th) at the Waco Convention Center. Visit https://www.jlwaco.org/ for more details.About Junior LeagueThe Junior League of Waco is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community through the effective action and lea ...

Restoring peace and healing wounds among the vulnerable children and war-torn people of Northern Uganda.

Randy and Dale sit down with Dr. Tim and Janice McCall of Restoration Gateway. Their mission is 700 acres of land in Northern Uganda. They work to restore peace and heal wounds among the vulnerable children and war-torn people in the area.About the Charity ChampionsThe ministry of Restoration Gateway started in 2004 when seven Ugandan men began meeting to pray under a tree on the land presently held by the project. Their prayer was that God would send someone to help restore all that the enemy h ...

Providing mentorship and love to homeless youth in Waco.

Randy sits down with the Executive Director of The Cove Heart of Texas, Kelly Atkinson. They talk about the youth homelessness epidemic across the country, and how The Cove is fighting it by providing a safe place for teens to thrive.Learn more about The Cove at: thecovewaco.orgLearn more about Charity Champions at: charitychampions.orgAbout The Cove - Heart of TexasAfter working as Homeless Liaison for Waco Independent School District for five years, Cheryl Pooler saw a huge problem. As she met ...

Only 27% of men of color enrolled at McLennan Community College come back to college the following year. To combat that alarming statistic, the MCC Foundation brought the Men of Color Success Initiative to campus. The program helps men of color find available services and pairs them with mentors. They also sponsor trips to neighboring college campuses for visits and leadership conferences. Program Coordinator Dr. Frank Graves and MCC Foundation Executive Director Kim Patterson join Randy in the ...

Talitha Koum is a mental health therapeutic nursery for extreme-risk infants and toddlers.

Randy interviews Susan Cowley, Executive Director of the Talitha Koum Institute. The Talitha Koum Institute is a mental health and therapeutic nursery for extreme-risk infants and toddlers. Susan tells us how toxic stress at an early age can affect a child's brain.About the nonprofit:CrossTies Ecumenical Church founded Talitha Koum Institute (TKI). They wanted to help the children of the Kate Ross public housing neighborhood of South Waco. Find them online at: talithakoum.comAbout the Charity Ch ...

EP 11: From Victim to Advocate

Mon Aug 13 2018 (56:18)

Julia's Story

Julia Walsh spent four years as a sex trafficking victim. With the help of Charity Champion UnBound, she was able to escape. Now she helps other women recognize the warning signs. Please go back and listen toepisodes 9 and 10to learn more.Find UnBound online:WebsiteFacebookInstagramAbout the podcastThanks for listening to the Charity Champions Podcast. This podcast is produced by 360 Solutions and Randy Lane. To learn more about Charity Champions, please visit charitychampions.orgCharity Champio ...

Dale Smith and Randy Lane sit down with McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara to talk about how the Sheriff's Department teams up with Charity Champions Winner UnBound to fight human trafficking in Central Texas.

Dale Smith and Randy Lane sit down with McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara to talk about how the Sheriff's Department teams up with Charity Champions Winner UnBound to fight human trafficking in Central Texas.This is part two of our three part series on human trafficking in Central Texas. Episode 9 featured UnBound's Director Susan Peters talking about her organizations role in caring for human trafficking victims. In Episode 11 we'll hear from a survivor of sex trafficking that's now an ...

Bringing awareness to human trafficking in Central Texas and the world.

About this episodeRandy and Dale sit down with UnBound's National Director Susan Peters to talk about how her organization is working to stop human trafficking in Central Texas and the world. They discuss how to identify the signs of human trafficking. Susan also talks about how UnBound works with law enforcement to comfort victims. This is the first in a three podcast series on human trafficking in Central Texas. Stay tuned for our next episode featuring McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara ...

Helping victims become survivors

Dale Smith and Randy lane sit down with Executive Director Barbara Wright to talk about how The Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children helps victims transition to survivors.About the Advocacy Center:Many people are hurting because of an act of violence committed against them.Anyone – men, women, and children may be affected by violence.Our children are subjected to neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Research shows as many as 1 in 4 girls will be victims of sexual abuse by the ...

EP 7: Tanna's Story - Care Net

Thu Apr 19 2018 (37:22)

Tanna Thomas talks about how Care Net has helped her and her family.

Randy sits down with Care Net CEO Deborah McGregor and and Client Tanna Thomas to talk about her amazing story. At one point, Tanna didn't have reliable housing and had her two older children were taken away. Now, with the help of Care Net, she has given birth to a healthy daughter. She has a place to live, a job, and all children in her custody.More about Care NetSince 2004, the Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas serves over 2,600 clients each year for pregnancy testing. They promise th ...

Dale and Chip sit down with Deborah McGregor, CEO of Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas. Care Net provides services for women like pregnancy testing, ultrasound, STD referrals, and advice on pregnancy options. Deborah tells us how her organization has helped pregnant women since its founding, including the incredible story about one client who gave birth in her car!More about Care Net:Since 2004, the Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas has served over 2,600 clients each year for p ...

EP 5: Christian Women's Job Corps

Fri Mar 02 2018 (32:46)

CWJC helps women get the education and training they need to find quality jobs and realize their dreams.

Dale and Randy sit down with Executive Director Suzanne Hack from Christian Women's Job Corps of McLennan County. CWJC helps women get the education and training they need to find quality jobs and realize their dreams.Find them online at: cwjcwaco.org/More about CWJC:Since its formation in September of 2003, Christian Women’s Job Corps of McLennan County has helped equip women in Waco and surrounding areas withboth job training and life skills. Through a six month long mentorship and an educatio ...

EP 4: Jesus Said Love

Thu Feb 15 2018 (01:09:29)

Sharing the revolutionary love of Christ with people in the commercial sex industry by awakening hope and empowering change.

Dale and Randy sit down with Brett and Emily Mills of Jesus Said Love to talk about their work with commercial sex workers in several Texas cities. Their mission is to share the revolutionary love of Christ with people in the commercial sex industry by awakening hope and empowering change. Jesus Said Love became a Charity Champion in 2017.Jesus Said Love's annual fundraiser, Wild Torch, is April 23rd. Wild Torch is more than a fundraiser. The event brings together food, art, music, and dance in ...

EP 3: Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop

Thu Feb 01 2018 (40:15)

Featuring the Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop

Chip Wilson, Dale Smith, and Randy Lane sit down with Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop Director DeLisa Russell to talk about how the Veterans One Stop started, services they provide, and alarming statistics on veterans in Central Texas.The mission of the Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop is to provide veterans and their families a facility where a variety of fundamental services can be accessed at one location. The purpose of the Veterans One Stop Center is to provide assistance, camaraderie, edu ...

EP 2: Building Trust

Mon Jan 15 2018 (40:39)

We recently kicked off our first Charity Champion…

We recently kicked off our first Charity Champions Leadership Development Session of the new year. Chip Wilson, CEO of 360 Solutions, talks about Building Trust. Thanks for listening to the Charity Champions Podcast. This podcast is produced by 360 Solutions and Randy Lane. To learn more about Charity Champions, please visit charitychampionsforlife.com. Charity Champions are nonprofit organizations working to make a positive impact in the Central Texas community.Each fall, TFNB Your Bank For Lif ...

EP 1: Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco

Tue Jan 02 2018 (33:03)

Chip, Dale, and Randy sit down with Boys & Girls …

Chip, Dale, and Randy sit down with Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco Executive Director James Jarmon and Board President Brad Sharp. They talk about the how the nonprofit started, and how it's having a positive affect on Waco-area kids. More information on this podcast at charitychampionsforlife.com