Houston Mayor Recognizes Local Black Foundation
Honey Brown Hope Foundation Ranked as Top Non-Profit; Receives Congressional and State Recognition and Honored by Mayor of Houston
Jo-Carolyn Goode | 12/3/2014, 6:10 a.m.
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.