Honoring Art De Leon
To help with increased demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, Davis Days delivered a $6,000 donation to Actions Inc. of Brazoria County on Tuesday, April 28. Actions Inc. helps feed our senior population of Brazoria County, and has seen an increase from roughly 5550 homebound meals per month to nearly 3000 homebound meals per week due to COVID-19.
Most seniors are able to drive to one of the Centers that Actions has throughout the county to get a hot meal 5 days a week. During the current conditions, many seniors are unable to travel and more meals are needing to be delivered.
It costs $6 to feed 1 Senior for a week.
We appreciate the continued support from our donors and will continue to explore opportunities and partnerships throughout our community.
The Davis Days Foundation partnered with Christian Helping Hands and Tyson Foods to help donate 2,000 pounds of chicken for local families.
During a time of such uncertainty due to COVID-19 and an economic downturn, many families do not know where their next meal might come from. Many of our local food pantries and non-profit organizations are in desperate need of monetary and food donations to help meet the increasing needs of our community. Davis Days knew Christian Helping Hands was needing help to keep up with demand, and that’s when Davis Days members got on the phone to see who could help.
"It took about four hours to get to the right person at Tyson Foods,” said Lori Whistler with Davis Days Foundation. "Her name is Mary Ellen, she's very sweet and she graciously agreed to donate two thousand pounds of chicken,"
"I think it's amazing," said Josh Davis founder of Davis Days Foundation. "It takes a whole lot of people to help a community and the more our foundation has given the more we realize just how much need there is out there."
The Davis Days Foundation is on a mission to improve the lives of young children and their families in our local community. If you’re interested in donating to the Davis Days Foundation please visit https://www.davisdays.org/donate-today.html.
Read and watch more about the partnership and donation on Fox 26 Houston’s website: https://www.fox26houston.com/news/two-pearland-non-profits-give-2000-pounds-of-chicken-to-struggling-families
Davis Days donated over 1000 bottles of shampoo, conditioner and Lotion to complete 495 gift bags for 7 Battered Women’s Shelters in Harris and Brazoria County. The bags contained beauty and hygiene products. Thank you to all of our donors for making these donations possible!
2019 Crawfish Boil raises $78,000
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
Winter 2018 Donations and Update
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.