Walk for what matters most to you.

The Telfair Life Charity of Your Choice Walk is the only walk in the area that lets you decide who benefits. From helping neighbors in need, to improving the environment or rescuing animals, the Charity of Your Choice Walk has been making Fort Bend a better place to live since 2008. This year, like every year, it begins with you.

Make this your Charity Walk.

Browse the list of charities and choose the one that moves you most. They’ll get 100% of your registration, and there are fun, easy ways to raise even more. The Walk has already raised nearly $300,000 for Fort Bend charities. With you, 2014 can be the best year yet.
Benefiting Charities

The group of charities benefiting from the Telfair Life Charity of Your Choice Walk is as large and diverse as Fort Bend itself. We know it might be hard to pick just one, but your support will make a huge difference.  Click on each logo to learn more about each of the Fort Bend area charities you can choose to support. If you would like to donate to the charity of your choice but do NOT want to register to participate in the event, please click here.

Event Information

The 6th TelfairLife 5K Charity of your Choice Walk is Saturday, May 3rd around the lake in Telfair. If you have friends or family who would like to participate and have not registered yet, registration will also be available the morning of the walk. Online registration closes at midnight (Tuesday, April 29th). Thank you for taking steps to make an impact in Fort Bend County! We look forward to a great event!

Walk Parking:

Event parking is located at the University of Houston Sugar Land campus (14000 University Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479) with a free shuttle service to/from Telfair Central Lawn starting at 7:45AM until 12:15PM. The shuttle will run every 10 minutes. Telfair Residents may park at Cornerstone Elementary and shuttle to Telfair Central Lawn from there.

**All walk staff, volunteer and handicap parking is located at Telfair Central Hall. (121 Telfair Central Blvd Sugar Land 77479 at the corner of University Blvd and New Territory Blvd behind the HMNS Sugar Land Museum.)**

Directions to University of Houston parking lot:

Coming from Houston:
Take Hwy 59 South past Hwy 6. Exit University Blvd and turn left. The University of Houston Sugar Land Campus is on your right. Pull in the main drive way and turn LEFT to the parking lot.  Shuttle Buses will be running continuously to take walkers and spectators to the Start Line.

Coming from Richmond/Rosenberg:
Take 59 North past Grand Parkway (Hwy 99). Exit University Blvd and turn right. The University of Houston Sugar Land Campus is on your right. Pull in the main drive way and turn LEFT to the parking lot.  Shuttle Buses will be running continuously to take walkers and spectators to the Start Line.

Event Schedule:

8 a.m. Check In: The check-in area will be located on Telfair Central Lawn, where the shuttles will drop you off. Breakfast is provided. All walkers must check-in before 9:00 a.m. to be counted towards the Challenge Award total.

8:30 a.m. Welcome & Warm-Up with Jacquie Baly.

9 a.m. Walk Begins. The route is approximately 3.6 miles around the lake in Telfair.

10 a.m. Post Walk Party on Telfair Central Lawn: Enjoy fun games, activities and music. Winners of the Charity, Team and Walker Challenges will be announced at the Post-Walk Party.

Pre-Walk Goodie Bag Pick Up:

Wednesday & Thursday (April 30 and May 1) from 4pm-7pm at

Telfair Central Hall
121 Telfair Central Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479

*Goodie bags and t-shirts will also available for pick-up at the walk when you check-in for the first 500 walkers.

 

 

Have a question? Contact us.

For more information, contact us at:

Call Us: 281-207-6896, Ext: 2

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Sponsors

Please join us in thanking and supporting these awesome sponsors, whose support helps us dedicate 100% of every walker’s donation to charity.

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Blessed be Hope for Three, Inc

Blessed Be Hope for Three, Inc.’s (“Hope for Three”) mission is to reach one child, one family, one community at a time by creating awareness and providing support to families living with autism. The organization was created in 2011 to fill an unmet need in Fort Bend County. Recognizing how unobtainable basic services are to children diagnosed with autism, Hope for Three bridges the gap between families and service providers. In addition to referring families to appropriate service providers, schools and other assistance, our main program within Family Resources is to provide financial assistance to uninsured or underinsured families for services, therapies and treatments. The client population we serve is typically 2-12 years of age. Hope for Three is the only non-profit in our county to provide this type of financial assistance and the only entity to focus exclusively on the leading developmental disability in the United States, autism.

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Brazos Bend Guardianship Services

Brazos Bend Guardianship Services assists incapacitated and disabled adults and their families with legal guardianship, money management and related alternatives. We offer 4 key services: 1. Free Guardianship Information Sessions to help educate families about obtaining legal guardianship of a loved one 2. Guardianship Financial Assistance Program to help families obtain legal guardianship 3. Corporate Guardianship Program - Our agency is legally appointed by the courts to serve as the legal guardian of incapacitated adults. 4. Money Management - assist low income disabled and elderly adults with managing their money to ensure bills are paid on time and to help them remain as independent for as long as possible.

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Child Advocates of Fort Bend County

The Mission of Child Advocates of Fort Bend is to provide a voice, heal the hurt and break the cycle of abuse and neglect for children in Fort Bend County. Child Advocates of Fort Bend recognizes the life of an abused child can resemble the broken pieces of a difficult puzzle. We work hard to reconnect the pieces through our two programs: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) which matches a community volunteer with every child in foster care with the goal of finding a safe, permanent, loving home; and our Children's Advocacy Center where children have a safe place to tell their stories, receive therapy and support services to heal the hurt of abuse. We serve 1300 children a year and the tragedy of child abuse is increasing every year. CAFB plans events throughout the year to enable people of all ages from all walks of life to participate so they can experience the joy of knowing they have helped an abused child.

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East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry

About East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry was established in 1990 to help families and individuals who find themselves in temporary crisis and in need of assistance to maintain self-sufficiency and avoid homelessness. As a non-profit organization, EFBHNM provides emergency and financial assistance, and other services designed to help Fort Bend residents, who are struggling to make ends meet, get back on track with their lives. Food Pantry services are provided to families and individuals in need living in Fort Bend County. Emergency financial assistance is available to qualified residents to avoid eviction or utility disconnect. Last year East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry served 43,137 individuals – 20,691 adults & 22,446 children! East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry is located in Stafford at 435 Stafford Run Rd. For more information call 281.261.1006.

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Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity

Fort Bend Habitat is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies in the state of Texas and the United States; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

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Fort Bend ISD Education Foundation

The mission of the Fort Bend Education Foundation is to enrich and enhance the quality of education for all students in Fort Bend ISD. We accomplish this through our Grants to Teachers and schools Programs, and we a proud to say “We touch every school in Fort Bend ISD”.

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Fort Bend Rainbow Room

The Fort Bend Community Partners Rainbow Room is a charitable organization dedicated to helping abused and/or neglected children and adults by supporting the efforts of Children’s Protective Services and Adult Protective Services caseworkers. The Rainbow Room is located in the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) building in Rosenberg and is stocked with emergency supplies including diapers, formula, clothes, shoes, hygiene items, cleaning supplies, toys, blankets, and school supplies that caseworkers may distribute to Fort Bend families in crisis. Beds, car seats, and high chairs are available upon request if funding is available. Recognizing that state aid was often not immediately available to children and families in crisis, the Rainbow Room was established to provide immediate access to frequently needed emergency supplies. We rely upon the generosity of the community to help provide for these needs.

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Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels

Fort Bend Seniors is committed to helping seniors remain independent by enhancing their quality of life through services and resources.

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Literacy Council of Fort Bend County

Since, 1987 the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County has been Changing Lives Through Literacy. The mission of the Literacy Council is to improve family, professional and community lives through adult education. The Literacy Council trains volunteer tutors who help to provide several programs for its students: Basic Literacy, English as a Second Language, GED Preparations, U.S. Citizenship Preparation, Basic Computer Skills and Transitions to Post-Secondary Education. For more information call 281-240-8181.

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NAMI Fort Bend

NAMI recognizes that the key concepts of recovery, resiliency and support are essential to improving the wellness and quality of life of all persons affected by mental illness. Mental illnesses should not be an obstacle to a full and meaningful life for persons who live with them. NAMI will advocate at all levels to ensure that all persons affected by mental illness receive the services that they need and deserve, in a timely fashion.

Second Mile Mission Center

Second Mile exists to love our neighbors by meeting their physical needs and equipping them to lead a responsible life in Christ. Renewing hope for 400 families a week, Second Mile provides basic needs such as food, clothing, household items and health care, while also building a relationship with people seeking help. We listen to their story to get to know them and assist with unique needs. Our special programs include financial education, job readiness training, school supplies, Christmas gift distribution and more. We go to where the need is by making visits to five outlying areas of the county on our mobile pantry and by providing fruits and vegetables at produce fairs in needy areas. Second Mile was recently recognized with the Houston Food Bank’s Bandini Award for offering a unique combination of social services that help beyond food needs and for offering evening and weekend hours of service.

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The Arc of Fort Bend

The Arc of Fort Bend ensures opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities (such as Down Syndrome) and developmental disabilities (such as Autism Spectrum Disorders) to maximize their quality of life within our community by advocating for inclusion into all parts of the community – from the classroom to the workplace.

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