HealthStart is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Caring Communities Create Capable Children: C’s The Day! Mini-grant by the Michael and Susan Dell Community Collaborative for Child Health. HealthStart has been a participating member of the Collaborative since 2016. HealthStart strongly believes a child’s social and emotional well-being is as important to good health as the child’s physical well-being. That’s why our curriculum and workshops incorporate lessons promote both aspects of good health equally. The mini-grant will be used to fund one of the Community Health Education Workshops this summer at the Housing Authority of Central Austin (HACA), bringing health education to children in the Austin Community.
HealthStart is thrilled to announce that GetPayRoll.Com has awarded HealthStart Foundation a year of free payroll services. HealthStart was one of 10 nonprofits selected nationwide by GetPayroll.com for this honor. This in-kind donation allows us to place additional funds directly into their programs, reaching more kids and creating healthier communities.
HealthStart Foundation Announces its 6th Annual I Heart HealthStart Gala
AUSTIN, TX, March 30, 2018 – HealthStart Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping change the health of its community through early health education, will host its 6th Annual I Heart HealthStart Gala on Thursday, May 3, 2018 to raise funds to bring Children’s Health Education Workshops (CHEWs) to low-income kids who live in public housing.
The Gala takes place at Gather Austin in Central Austin. Festivities include delicious bites from Deckhands, The Steeping Room, House Park BBQ and other great local restaurants to nourish every part of your body, live music, and a silent auction featuring a week’s stay in a Cape Cod home. Conclude the evening with a square dance with Sharon Isaac & The Barn Owls. This exciting event brings together people in our community that are committed to helping children build healthy futures with a goal of raising $25,000 throughout the night for HealthStart’s new program, CHEWs.
“We have been blessed by strong support from the Austin business community with support from Envolve PeopleCare, Central Health, MSW Lounge, The Ross Law Group, Skout, Austin Title and First American Title.” said Robin Herskowitz, founder and Executive Director of HealthStart Foundation. “ We’ve reached about 2,400 Central Texas kids to-date, but there is so much more to do!
For more information, to purchase tickets or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please visit: http://www.healthstartfoundation.org/.
About HealthStart Foundation:
Since 2010, HealthStart Foundation’s early, science-based health education programs have set a strong foundation for a healthier tomorrow. HealthStart gives children the blueprints for lifelong well-being by teaching kids to nourish their bodies, what role physical fitness plays in good health, and why caring for one another and our environment is essential for a healthy community.
Erin Damm, Outreach Coordinator
HealthStart Foundation, Inc.