The goal of acquiring these properties is to make housing available to families, those in need of assistance as they make the transition back into the community, and make the overall community a safe place to live and raise a family.
A huge part of starting Champions of Hope was a project organized by The Village Church at Charles Rice Learning Center in 2008. That summer, over 400 volunteers came out to clean, build, and paint to make Charles Rice a great place for learning. In 2009 and 2010, even more volunteers came out to beautify Charles Rice with great artwork, murals, and playground games.
Cornerstone recently submitted a proposal to KaBoom (www.kaboom.org) to have a new playground built on the site where many of the children outreach programs take place. This location will be accessible to neighborhood children where they can have a decent and safe place to play. We are so excited to announce that the grant was awarded and it partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, plans are currently underway to erect the playground in October.