A big part of the culture at A Better Answer is giving back to the community. We value our charities and their causes, which is why we encourage each of our employees to support them in any way possible. To read more about our charity events throughout the years, be sure to check out our Charities Blogroll!
Bikers Against Child Abuse
Our Fall Family Festival is always a great time for A Better Answer’s staff, friends and families. We use this time together to do something special for others as well. In 2016, we were so honored to present $5,736 — collected from our Plano, Hurst and Houston locations — to Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA)!
BACA works to provide a safer environment for abused children and empower them not be fearful of the world in which they live. According to their mission statement, BACA stands at the ready to lend support to and work with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. Eight bikers from BACA joined us at the Fall Family Festival in 2015 to accept the gift and spend time educating everyone in attendance about their organization and their mission.
Check out our photos from the 2015 annual festival on our Facebook page.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates safe, decent houses with the help of the homeowners (Homeowner Families). Habitat houses are sold to Homeowner Families at no profit, financed on a no interest loan. The Homeowner Families’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build and repair more Habitat houses.
Every year, A Better Answer uses the money we raise to donate water to the crews and volunteers building the houses and working the job sites. Follow the link to learn more about the South Collin County branch of Habitat for Humanity.
Dollars for Denim
We’re so grateful for our employees who participate in our summer “Dollars for Denim” program that allowed us to raise the money for this great organization. The “Dollars for Denim” program encourages employees to donate a dollar in exchange for wearing jeans to work for the day. We all love to be comfortable on a daily basis, so in addition to our usual casual Fridays, this was a great incentive to give a small donation to contribute to something much bigger!
All proceeds from “Dollars for Denim” are donated to alternating charities like BACA and Habitat for Humanity.
In-Sync Exotics is a nonprofit animal sanctuary dedicated to the rescue of neglected, abused and unwanted exotic felines, as well as educating the public on the animals in their care and the realities of captive exotic cats through outreach programs and tours of their facility. A Better Answer donates our interactive phone menu services so the volunteers can spend more time doing what they do best: taking care of big cats! Read more about In-Sync Exotics here and check out the In-Sync Exotics Facebook page for great photos.