The Davis Days 2019 Crawfish Boil is in the books with another incredible turnout! We were able to raise $78,000 dollars towards helping youth in our community.
This is another astonishing amount of money raised, going far beyond my wildest dreams and certainly not possible without our great team and community support.
I am very thankful for all of our volunteers that help make this event possible. Without our volunteers, this foundation doesn’t exist. I also want to give a big thanks to our donors who make this event, and our foundation, more fruitful with every contribution. We are thankful for each and every person that came out to the crawfish boil and continue to help us build our foundation.
Now that the first event of 2019 is in the books, the fun part begins of getting to help the kids in our community and putting your dollars to work. Although we helped hundreds of kids last year with school lunches, coats, back packs, and school supplies, we definitely did not accomplish some of the missions we set out to do last year. Unfortunately, the logistics involved with getting special needs kids to Morgan’s Wonderland, was more than we anticipated. Getting kids to swim lessons wasn’t as easy as we had assumed it would be either. However, we feel like we are ready to start getting kids nominated for Morgan’s wonderland this year for a trip in August 2019. We will also be teaming up with local swim instructors to get moving on our goal of water safety and swimming lessons.
Davis Days will continue to focus on donating lunches, coats, clothing, back packs, school supplies, the Morgan’s Wonderland trip, and swimming safety; but we’re also going to be adding a new initiative this year. We will be setting aside the funds to start awarding scholarships to 1 boy and 1 girl from each high school in Pearland ISD, as well as Shadow Creek and Manvel High Schools. We understand the importance of education, and our hope is to help eliminate the financial barriers some the students face in our community. Scholarship amounts, qualifications, and details will be determined soon and we’re looking forward to launching this initiative this year.
Thank you again for your support, and we hope to have another successful year of Improving Lives in 2019.
Checkout This Year's Smilebooth Photos
We were able to deliver 70 coats to Pearland ISD yesterday and 535 coats delivered to Pearland Neighborhood Center this morning. Over 600 children will open presents for Christmas that will keep them warm throughout the winter school year. Thank you to everyone at Max Box Supplies that helped to separate and box coats by size and gender (Tory, Caitlyn, Victoria). Also, thank you to Cathy Garcia along with Burlington Coat Factory for getting this enormous task completed in time for Christmas.
I do not even know where to start. The amount of people that came out this Saturday was incredible. I prayed hard that we would have at least 50 people show up so that I could justify having a live band. Well God answered with over 300 people making it out to the 1st ever fundraiser and making it a GINORMOUS success. We had an incredible evening that raised a total of $90,000 dollars. That’s right NINETY THOUSAND DOLLARS!! After food, beer, venue, band, auction items, and all expenses needed to throw this fundraiser, we will have $77,000 dollars to use towards helping others. A family friend put it best when he quoted Luke 12:48 “Whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required”. I could not agree more and looking forward to the opportunity to put this money to work for those that will benefit most.
I’m ready to start “Improving Lives, One Day At a Time”.
Feel free to join us.