Additional Service Initiatives
Led by the Arnold & Itkin Foundation
The Arnold & Itkin Foundation’s efforts are far-reaching. From supply drives to monetary donations, the Foundation is committed to helping those in need both in the local community and across the country.
School Supply Drive | August 2018
The Arnold & Itkin team generously collected hundreds of school supplies to donate to the Houston Children’s Charity for their Back2School program. These children in need were able to receive fun school supplies to get them excited about going back to school. The Back2School program has been assisting under-served children in Houston since 2005 and have helped more than 20,000 students prepare for a successful school year. Our team is proud to support children’s education in the Houston community!
Holiday Toy Drive | December 2017
To spread holiday cheer, the Arnold & Itkin team generously gathered hundreds of toys for the Houston Children’s Charity as they partnered up with Toys for Tots. Houston families in need were able to pick out toys for their children to enjoy this Christmas. Our firm was honored to help these families experience joy this holiday season!
Alvin Community College Dolphin Athletics | November 4, 2017
We supported the Alvin Community College Dolphin Athletics at their 12th Annual Dinner and Auction. The event is sponsored by the ACC Foundation and proceeds from the event support scholarships, facility improvements, and equipment upgrades for the baseball and softball teams. We are proud to support this team and excited to see all that these athletes will achieve!
Bike Around the Bay | October 21-22, 2017
The Arnold & Itkin Foundation sponsored the biking team, The Southside Sisters, as they participated in the 2017 “Bike Around the Bay” ride, which benefits the Galveston Bay Foundation. The proceeds from this 2-day, 170-mile ride directly funds the Foundation’s mission to preserve and protect Galveston Bay.
Pasadena Special Olympics | September 30, 2017
More than half of the participants on the Pasadena Special Olympics team lost their homes during Hurricane Harvey, and many believed they would not be able to participate in the Fall Classic State Tournament. A $5,000 donation from the Arnold & Itkin Foundation ensured that every teammate affected by the storm had a room to stay in, food to eat, and new equipment to use at the competition.
2nd Annual Clothing and Food Drive | June 2017
We are committed to supporting our local Houston community. We hosted a Clothing & Food Drive benefitting Target Hunger and Houston Children’s Charity. Thanks to many generous donation, we were able to contribute several hundred articles of clothing, as well as food and household products to help those in need.
RESPECT Contest 2017 | April 27, 2017
We hosted the 2nd Annual RESPECT Contest awards ceremony at the Harris County Civil Courthouse. We invited 5th grade students to tell us what respect means to them along with an illustration to complement their explanation. The winning students were awarded a cash prize, as well as having a donation made on their behalf to their school and a charity of their choice. The chosen charities were St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Ima’s Home for Children, Elephants for Africa, and The Houston Zoo. Matching donations were also made to Keller Middle School, Melillo Middle School, Carpenter Elementary, and Deer Park Elementary. We were honored to meet these incredible students and assist in supporting their schools and local charities. Congratulations to all the winners! We can’t wait to see next year’s submissions.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo | 2015, 2016, 2017
The Arnold & Itkin Foundation is an annual donor to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, contributing over $30K since 2015 which helps support a scholarship program consisting of more than 750 scholarships totalling nearly $13 million annually. Currently, more than 2,200 students are attending 80 different Texas colleges and universities thanks to the scholarship program which has presented more than 16,000 scholarships since 1957.
Holiday Toy Drive 2016 | December 12, 2016
To share our holiday spirit, our team generously gathered hundreds of toys to donate to BEAR...Be A Resource for CPS kids. BEAR is a non-profit organization that offers assistance to abused and neglected children in our community. Many of these children may not know the excitement and joy that comes with the holiday season if it weren’t for the donations received by this fantastic organization.
Donations for the Beacon | December 2016
Some Arnold & Itkin Foundation team members dedicated some of their time on the weekends volunteering for The Beacon. This non-profit organization provides clothing, meals, job opportunities, and a health clinic for those in need. They also donated dozens of supplies to further support the cause.
Kingwood 5K | October 22, 2016
The Arnold & Itkin Foundation sponsored and volunteered at the Kingwood 5k and 1 mile kid run in support of Young Life Houston Northeast in Kingwood, a local non-profit organization devoted to introducing adolescents to Christ and helping them grow their faith.
Pasadena Special Olympics | October 14 and 15, 2016
The Arnold & Itkin Foundation is proud to support the Pasadena Special Olympics, providing equipment and uniforms to benefit the athletes. The Special Olympics provides opportunities for adults and children with special needs to participate in sports.
Neighborhood Longhorns | August 30, 2016
Former University of Texas football player Vince Young joined the Arnold & Itkin Foundation for an event benefiting the Neighborhood Longhorns, an organization dedicated to assisting economically disadvantaged students succeed academically.
BEAR Toy Drive | December 15, 2015
The Arnold & Itkin Foundation gathered hundreds of toys to donate to BEAR -- Be A Resource for CPS kids. BEAR is a non-profit organization offering assistance to abused and neglected children in our community. Many of these children may not know the excitement and joy that comes with the holiday season if it weren’t for the donations received by this fantastic organization.
Humble Girls Softball League | October 17, 2015
We are proud to sponsor the Lady Hawks of the Humble Girls Softball League in support of our local community and our wonderful paralegal Celeste Garza, who coaches the team. #softball
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | October 11, 2015
The Arnold & Itkin Foundation donated $75,000 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) which strives not only to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgeskin’s disease, and myeloma, but also to to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Our donation was part of nearly $50 million that LLS invested in 2016, including $1.2 million in co-pay financial assistance to Houston area patients to ensure everyone has access to the care they need. We are proud to be a part of this volunteer-led, staff-driven organization.
Houston Children’s Charities Back-to-School | August 17, 2015
We sponsored the Houston Children’s Charities Back-To-School program, collecting hundreds of school supplies to donate to underprivileged children. We also presented HCC with a substantial donation to help support its various programs, and our volunteers distributed backpacks full of supplies to families.
First Annual RESPECT Contest | April 23, 2015
For our first Annual RESPECT contest, we invited 5th grade students in Pasadena ISD to tell us what respect means to them, why it’s important, and to accompany their description with a drawing.
The winning students were awarded a cash prize and a donation made on their behalf to a charity of their choice. The chosen charites were Scholarship America Dream Award, St. Jude's Childrens' Research Hospital, Pleasant Hills Childrens' Home, and El Cordero De Dios Templo Cristiano.
Matching donations were made to the students' school to help fund a new Outdoor Learning Center. We were very excited and honored to meet these incredible students and support their school and local charities.