Homebuyers in Cross Creek Ranch will have the opportunity to give back to the community this holiday season through the Give Back — Move Forward promotion in the month of December.
For every home purchased during the promotional period, Cross Creek Ranch will donate $500 to one of five charities — Abigail’s Place, Family Hope, Fort Bend PAWS, Rainbow Room and Texana Center. Buyers select which charity they want to receive the donation.
“Being a good community partner has always been a focus, but now, it’s more important than ever to support these local charities because demand is high, but donations for many of them are slipping,” said Cross Creek Ranch General Manager Rob Bamford in a press release. “Each of these charities are Fort Bend local, so the donations we give will directly impact people in need right here.”
Also through the promotion, one buyer will receive an extra gift if they close on their new home by May 31, 2021 — a $5,000 furniture gift card.
Richmond-based Abigail’s Place serves single mothers facing episodic homelessness, providing emergency shelter and helping clients toward self-sufficiency. The charity’s transitional housing includes on-site shelter units, rental assistance, short-term hotel stays and security deposits.
Family Hope specifically helps those in northern Fort Bend County with food and assistance with medical, rent and utility costs. Earlier this year, Cross Creek Ranch partnered with the charity to both collect non-perishable food items and distribute prepared meals, with people driving up to 30 minutes for the free take-out meals. Family Hope has reported a 700% increase in clientele since March.
Fort Bend PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) raises funds and awareness for Fort Bend County Animal Services to help them maintain a high save rate as well as provide heart worm treatment and preventative and low-cost spay and neuter events.
The Rainbow Room is a resource room stocked with new school supplies, clothes, toiletries, snacks, diapers and other items that could meet the needs of families in crisis. Caseworkers can access the room 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet the basic needs of children between the ages of newborn to 18. The Rainbow Room also holds a Back to School drive and a holiday drive to fulfill children’s wish lists.
Texana Center provides behavioral healthcare and developmental disabilities services to a six-county region that includes Fort Bend County. It recently opened a Fulshear campus that includes the third location of the Children’s Center for Autism and a new program, the Center for Advancement. This new program will provide training for teens and young adults in a community college-like setting, offering an array of classes where they can learn social and employment skills, explore their strengths and prepare to lead productive lives.
In addition to the monetary donations, Cross Creek Ranch is accepting donated items for the five charities — unwrapped toys, pet supplies, diapers, school supplies, non-perishable food items — that can be left under the giving tree at the Cross Creek Ranch Welcome Center, 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane. Visit www.crosscreektexas.com/giveback to see a full list of needed items.