Good Karma Guacamole
50 cents is donated to the following local charities each time this fresh tableside appetizer is ordered – Dallas Holocaust Museum, Lena Pope Home, Mesa Hermanos, Operation Kindness, River Legacy, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.
We are especially grateful to all of you who have helped us make a difference in peoples’ lives!
$217,671 donated to all our charities through September 2017.
(During the months of September and October these funds will be donated to the Houston Food Bank for Hurricane Harvey relief.)
CASA of Collin County
CASA of Collin County is an organization that provides well-trained volunteers to advocate for children so severely abused and/or neglected they are removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Children who enter the foster care system have no voice. The CASA volunteer becomes the representative for that child not only in court, but in every area of the child’s life. By forming a trusting relationship with the volunteer an abused child can learn to have hope. The ultimate outcome we seek is for the child to be permanently in a safe home where he/she can reach their full potential.
Visit us at: www.casaofcollincounty.org.
About Our Charities
The Dallas Holocaust Museum
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference. The Museum has been recognized for its compelling and creative programming, internationally recognized exhibits, and world-class speakers.
Learn more at: www.dallasholocaustmuseum.org
Lena Pope Home
The mission of Lena Pope is to help create hope, happiness and success for children and their families through counseling and education. The goal of Lena Pope Counseling is to offer children, individuals, and families hope for a productive life. Chapel Hill Academy, Lena Pope’s elementary charter school, offers a tuition-free, quality education for elementary aged students by creating a solid foundation and support system for each student, so that they may have greater chances of future success. Lena Pope also fosters education in the community through the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program.
This program provides an alternative education setting for students who have struggled to succeed on their home campuses. In this program, the students are taught valuable skills to ensure a promising future. The Lena Pope Early Learning Center provides all-day care and learning for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Smart starts early with our evidenced based curriculum designed to meet national accreditation standards, including degreed teachers and low student-teacher ratios. Lena Pope believes that all children deserve the opportunity for high quality early education regardless of family income. Lena Pope impacts thousands of children and their families each year and has been serving children and families since 1930.
For more information, visit www.lenapopehome.org
The Mesa Hermanos program assists long term kitchen employees of Blue Mesa Grill and TNT / Tacos and Tequila with financial hardships. 5% of every dollar donated to the Good Karma Guacamole program supports employees (with 2 or more years employment) with extraordinary medical expenses (for the employee or immediate family) or with college tuition.
Founded in 1976, Operation Kindness is the oldest and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas. They have saved more than 75,000 animals since our inception.. They care for an average of 300 animals on a day-to-day basis, with another 100-150 animals in foster homes. More than 4,000 dogs and cats are adopted from Operation Kindness each year. The mission of Operation Kindness is to provide quality care for homeless or unwanted cats and dogs in a compassionate, no-kill environment until they are adopted into responsible, loving homes, and to be a leader in their community in promoting humane values through education and awareness.
Operation Kindness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and receives no government funding. All of their income comes from donations from individuals and businesses, adoptions, fundraising events and the sale of pet-related merchandise.
For more information, visit www.operationkindness.org
River Legacy’s mission is to preserve and enhance the land along the Trinity River and its tributaries as an extraordinary educational, recreational and natural resource.
More than 14,000 school students a year visit the River Legacy Living Science Center for hands-on lessons that go beyond the classroom and into authentic woodlands investigations. More than 40,000 yearly visitors to the Science Center experience first-hand explorations in nature through engaging, hands-on public programs, exhibits, workshops and events. The Science Center has been providing a gateway to nature for all children (ages 3 to 93) for more than 20 years through education, recreation and preservation, and is grooming the next generation of environmental stewards through fun and exciting nature connections.
Learn more at: www.riverlegacy.org
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation
Since 1991, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has leveraged public funds with private philanthropy to advance Texas’ proud outdoor traditions and conserve our state’s wildlife, habitat, and natural resources. Our vision is for all Texans to have access to the wild things and wild places in our state, both now and for generations to come.