2017 – New Friends, New Life
Human Trafficking is one of the biggest challenges the hospitality industry faces daily. As a community, we are the front line to seeing these victims in most cases. Last year we partnered with Journey to Dream to help homeless teens which are most commonly lured into human trafficking. When choosing this year’s charitable organization, I came across New Friends, New Life that helps these victims find a safe way out. They provide resources to reintroduce them to society in hopes they may live full and successful lives. There are many ways our industry is working to stop human trafficking and this year we are going to help the victims have a place to turn.
-Blair Green, 2017 Chapter President
2016 – Journey to Dream
Most people do not realize the statistics of homeless teens here in North Texas. I have had the privilege of working alongside Journey to Dream in the efforts to provide resources and also raise funds to building the first homeless shelter for teens in Denton County. This organization works equips and empowers young people to overcome adversity and achieve their dreams. These young teens are the future of the world and we must help them now in order to make the best possible future for our industry.
-Blair Green, 2016 Chapter President
2015 – Boot Campaign
The Boot Campaign mission is to promote patriotism for America and our military community; raise awareness of the unique challenges service members face during and post-service; and provide assistance to military personnel, past and present, and their families.
2014 & 2013 Genesis Women’s Shelter
Genesis Women’s Shelter’s mission is to provide safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence, and to raise awareness regarding its cause, prevalence and impact.
2012 & 2011 – Equest
Equest’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with diverse needs using horses to bring hope and healing through equine assisted activities and therapies.