News from The Ballard House!
 10,000 Nights Celebration!

We'd like to thank County Commissioner, Andy Meyers and 

 Katy Economic Development Council President/CEO, Lance LaCour 

 for coming to speak with us!


What a wonderful night!!!



Board Member Highlight

Brian Varvel has lived, worked and played in the Katy area since 1979. A graduate from Katy High School, he has strong ties to this community. 

Brian works with Keller Williams Premier Realty, who is one of our generous Naming Rights Sponsors, and is currently organizing an awesome fundraiser benefiting The Ballard House!! Join us for Build-a-Burger at 5:30pm tonight, July 29th, 2015! $10 per plate, and 100% of the proceeds benefit The Ballard House!

Mark Your Calendars!

Coming September 19th - The Katy event you don't want to miss! Benefiting The Ballard House! Villagio Town Center is home base to the bi-annual Katy Sip n Stroll where 1,500 Katy neighbors will vote on the best restaurants as restaurants vie for the Premier Culinary Awards.

Fun ways to help The Ballard House!
Shop Kroger Community Awards and Amazon Smile

These days, EVERYONE is hard-wired to the net. Well, through the internet, did you know that you now can financially support The Ballard House through a few clicks online? It's fast, easy, and the best won't cost you any more money!

That's right! There are two easy steps to support The Ballard House through your normal activities.

Do you shop at Kroger? If so, you can support The Ballard House financially through your regular grocery shopping trips. Kroger's Community Rewards program provides quarterly donations to participating non-profit organizations. These donations are based on the amount of shopping done by those who connect their Kroger Plus card to the Community rewards program. First, register at the store for a Kroger Plus card. Then:

  1.    Go to
  2.    Click "Sign In". If no online account, create one
  3.    Click on "Community", then on "Community Rewards", then on "Enroll Now"
  4.    Enter number "21363"
  5.    Click Search and select "Cinco Charities Inc.", then click "Save"
  6.    Your enrollment was successful if you see Cinco Charities Inc. on the right side of your account settings

Similarly, another opportunity is available through Amazon. Called the Amazon Smile program, it works much the same way as the Kroger program in that Amazon donates a certain percentage of sales to registered non-profits. To support The Ballard House through online purchases at Amazon:

  1.      Go to
  2.      If you have an Amazon account, sign in; if not, create one
  3.      Select a charitable organization
  4.      Type in Cinco Charities Inc. and hit select
  5.      Enjoy shopping on Amazon

"We are grateful for all the support we receive and these two easy options allow anyone to financially support The Ballard House through regular, daily activities," said Lou Boxleitner, Chairman of the Board of Cinco Charities Inc., "and without spending any more money!" 

Meet Joe and Leona Plaugh
Meet Joe and Leona Plaugh from South Carolina. Leona is fighting a fierce battle against cancer, but they battle together with such hopefulness.  
When Leona is feeling up to it, you'll often see them around the Katy area at local shops and restaurants.  Joe is called the "Ballard House Ambassador"  as he shares the mission of The Ballard House with everyone he encounters!  
Leona asks for your prayers with her fight!!
 We appreciate everyone who has generously supported The Ballard House!

  We are so grateful for your continued support through Adopt a Day, Naming Rights, Donations and Volunteering!
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