Four Montgomery County charities will benefit from the thousands of dollars in change inserted in Market Street’s premium parking meters throughout 2020 as the shopping, dining and entertainment destination announces the beneficiaries of the 2020 Change for Charity program: Special Angels of The Woodlands, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, God’s Garage and Inspiration Ranch.
The Woodlands Car Club also generously raises money for the Change for Charity recipients throughout the year at their events, held the first Sunday of each month. Their contributions, coupled with the amount donated to Market Street’s 68 parking meters make up the total amount given to a selected charity each quarter.
“Market Street is proud to make an impact in the community we serve by partnering with local charities,” says Noemi Gonzalez, marketing director at Market Street. “Our shoppers have contributed more than $200,000 to the Change for Charity program since its inception.”
The program’s first-quarter beneficiary, Special Angels of The Woodlands, provides a day activity center for adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Angels provides weekly field trips, lunch outings, bowling, gym workouts and other similar activities for their participants.
The second-quarter beneficiary, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, is dedicated to raising funds to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the leading source of free blood cancer information, education and support for patients, families and healthcare professionals.
The program’s third-quarter recipient, God’s Garage, is a garage that repairs vehicles for single mothers, widows and wives of deployed military. God’s Garage does not require labor costs and give vehicles away to qualifying recipients. Through donated cars and parts, they are able to bridge troubled times in their recipient’s lives.
Market Street’s Change for Charity fourth-quarter beneficiary, Inspiration Ranch, Inspiration Ranch exists to strengthen children, youth, and adults striving to overcome their physical, emotional, and social disabilities with Therapeutic Riding and equine-assisted therapy and activities. Inspiration Ranch provides exceptional equine-assisted therapy and activities in a loving Christian environment.Download the application