Houston, TX — The Honey Brown Hope Foundation, a nationally recognized, award-winning 501(c)3 non-profit that has served youth and their families for over two decades, announced today that it is thankful this holiday season for recently being recognized for its civil rights, diversity appreciation and environmental awareness initiatives by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, State Representative Senfronia Thompson, Great Nonprofits and Mayor of Houston Annise Parker in conjunction with Keep Houston Beautiful.
Based on testimonies from supporters familiar with the Foundations work, the organization was honored with a prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. The Top-Rated Nonprofit award also known as the “People’s Award” was based on the large number of positive reviews written by the Foundation’s volunteers, donors and clients.
“We’re pleased with our accomplishments this year and are humbled to be recognized based on impact statements from those who know our work best,” said Founder and Executive Director of The Honey Brown Hope Foundation Tammie Lang Campbell.
The Foundation will be added to GreatNonprofits’ #GivingTuesday Guide – an interactive guide featuring top nonprofits throughout the years.
“Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “People who have direct experience with The Honey Brown Hope Foundation voted that the organization is making a real difference.”
Some of the initiatives noted in testimonies on The Foundations GreatNonprofit profile were the “Eyes on the Prize: Celebrating the 1964 Civil Rights Act 50th Anniversary” event and “We Love America Healthy, Clean and Green” calendar.
At the organizations “Eyes on the Prize: Celebrating the 1964 Civil Rights Act 50th Anniversary” event that raise $11,000 for civil rights icon, Sarah Collins Rudolph – the “Fifth Little Girl,” and lone survivor of the Ku Klux Klan 16th Street Baptist Church Birmingham, Alabama bombing in 1963 – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and State Representative Senfronia Thompson presented the Foundation with resolutions acknowledging its work to promote equality and cultural awareness.
Recognizing that wrongs must be revealed for wounds to be healed and in hopes others would do the same, The Honey Brown Hope Foundation held one of the biggest tributes ever for Sarah Collins Rudolph. The Foundation received major support from Presidential Sponsor, HEB, and Rep. Senfronia Thompson.
“It is part of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation’s civil rights initiative to shed light on the past while working toward a more just future,” said Tammie Lang Campbell. “We can’t rest on the 1964 Civil Rights Act; we must continue our foreparents’ fight to secure justice and equality for all.”
The Foundation’s annual diversity appreciation and environmental awareness initiative, “We Love America Healthy, Clean and Green,” was recognized with a Certificate of Recognition at the 2014 30th Annual Mayor’s Proud Partners Luncheon hosted by Keep Houston Beautiful. This is the second year the Foundations initiative was recognized for lasting contributions to Houston’s beauty and quality of life. The Foundation’s Founder and Executive Director Tammie Lang Campbell received the award from Mayor of Houston Annise Parker.
The “We Love America Healthy, Clean and Green” calendar is a proactive and entertaining approach that helps youth understand how Earths inhabitants must take care of water, land and air to keep Earth and its diverse residents – animals, plants and people – healthy. The calendar captures the beauty of our planet, shares vital ways we can all keep Earth “Healthy, Clean and Green” and features:
* diversity and environmentally friendly tips from Tammie Lang Campbell;
* an educational glossary of diverse holidays;
* environmental photos from local youth; and
* recycling information from partners.
About The Honey Brown Hope Foundation
The Honey Brown Hope Foundation is a nationally recognized, award-winning 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has served youth and their families for over two decades. The Foundations causes are as sweet as honey because they promote Hope. Hope is what we offer and hope is what we nurture in young people. The Foundation keeps hope alive through diversity appreciation, cultural awareness, environmental stewardship, drama, parenting, character building, writing, social justice and voter empowerment programs. For more information, visit www.honeybrownhope.org and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
GreatNonprofits is the leading site for donors and volunteers to find nonprofit reviews and ratings. Reviews on the site influence 30 million donation decisions a year. Visit www.greatnonprofits.org for more information.
About Keep Houston Beautiful
Founded in 1979, the Houston Clean City commission, d.b.a. Keep Houston Beautiful (KHB), has educated and empowered all segments of the community to take greater responsibility for beautifying and enhancing Houstons environment. The organization’s Annual Mayor’s Proud Partners award luncheon spotlights areas of excellence in community improvement and is the foremost competition of its kind in Houston.
Photo Caption: Tammie Long Campbell, founder of Honey Brown Hope Foundation