Helping kids in need

Texas Classic Insurance Agency needs your vote by Sept. 30 to win $10,000 for Hood County Children’s Charity Fund. Read about their amazing dedication to providing for the immediate economic, physical, educational and emotional needs of children in Hood County, Texas. Then vote for them by using the social media share buttons or by leaving a comment when you reach the end of their story.

Can one person make a difference?

Hood County Children’s Charity Fund began when one person decided to make a difference in the lives of students in need. On a cold, wintry day in 1984, a local real estate agent noticed several kids at a bus stop without coats. Wanting to help, she and her colleagues raised $1,000 in a single day to provide coats for the kids. They soon discovered that there were several other unmet needs among students within the school district.

Helping kids in need 5

From that single act of kindness, HCCCF was founded. “Our mission began with providing new coats and has expanded to bridge the gap wherever families have an immediate need,” says the president of HCCCF’s board of directors, Kylee Peterson.

“Our mission began with providing new coats and has expanded to bridge the gap wherever families have an immediate need.”

— Kylee Peterson, president of the board of directors, HCCCF

While HCCCF has grown over the years, providing new clothing to school children remains a focus. HCCCF’s Heavenly Closets are located on every school campus in Hood County. When a teacher identifies a student in need, the student can get new clothing and shoes directly from one of the closets

HCCCF also hosts four clothes-shopping days in coordination with the local Walmart. Over 200 qualifying families are given a budget to shop for brand-new clothes. Walmart graciously marks down the clothes, and HCCCF picks up the bill. In preparation for the 2022-23 school year, 650 students were given the opportunity to shop, and hundreds more accessed the Heavenly Closets during the first week of school.

“HCCCF has done so much good in our community. We’re proud to support their mission so no child goes without clothing or the care they need.”

— Bret Deason, vice president, Texas Classic Insurance Agency

HCCCF also provides scholarships for graduating high school seniors to attend trade school, and they provide financial assistance to help parents meet other immediate needs of a child. If a family falls on hard times or experiences an unexpected need, HCCCF is ready to step in, such as when they paid for car repairs for a family whose child needed to be taken to Fort Worth for cancer treatment, or when they paid for surgery to save a child’s eyesight after suffering a traumatic injury.

Committed to their community

Helping kids in need

Pam Fuller was one of several Texas Classic Insurance staff members who volunteered at an HCCCF Back to School clothes-shopping event at Walmart in 2021.

Texas Classic Insurance Agency has been involved with HCCCF since 2014. The majority of Texas Classic employees volunteer with the organization, and the agency’s vice president, Bret Deason, serves on HCCCF’s board. “HCCCF has done so much good in our community,” says Bret. “We’re proud to support their mission so no child goes without clothing or the care they need.”

 Agency staff volunteer regularly at HCCCF Back to School shopping events. Texas Classic staff also help organize and sponsor an annual country music concert and fundraiser, Pickin’ in the Pasture. Through concert ticket sales and silent and live auctions, they were able to raise $45,000 for HCCCF.

Extending their reach to help more kids

A Make More Happen Award would help fund a new Heavenly Closet at an additional school campus in Hood County, Texas, expanding access to new clothes for more students. Funds would also be allocated for the emergency relief fund, used to assist families with emergency needs.

Helping kids in need 1

A shaded stage awaits musicians at the Pickin’ in the Pasture fundraiser, sponsored by Texas Classic to benefit HCCCF.

Help Texas Classic Insurance win $10,000 for HCCCF by cheering them on with a comment below and sharing their story to social media using the buttons to the left!

If your agency volunteers with a 501(c)3 nonprofit, learn how you can win a Make More Happen Award here.

Subscribe
Notify of

219 Comments
Newest
Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Debbie Roberts
1 day ago

What a great job by all!

Muzassam Azad
5 days ago

You guys are doing a great job. Feeding someone is one of the best deed in the world.

Cindy Holt
5 days ago

This is a great cause!

Chris Senseney
6 days ago

Impressive service to others!

Zeb Ullom
6 days ago

Awesome cause. Let’s do this!

Kevin
10 days ago

Outstanding!!!

Patricia zahrt
10 days ago

Great Charity!!

Joni Berry
10 days ago

These guys are awesome!

Justin Pierson
11 days ago

Great Job!

Lexi Gossett
11 days ago

Great agency & an even better charity

Tammy Clark
11 days ago

Such a wonderful organization that takes care of our children’s needs, always!

Ronny Stewart
11 days ago

Great charity!

Sara Weaver
11 days ago

Love this charity!!

Kristie Bramlett
12 days ago

Love this charity!

KC Walos
12 days ago

Thank you Texas Insurance Classic for all your doing for the local community!

Tracie Meyer
12 days ago

Making all the difference!

Elizabeth B
12 days ago

Great agency and great charity

Danielle Barber
12 days ago

Great job!

Pam Fuller
12 days ago

Great charity and awesome agency

Mike Moltz
12 days ago

Best ever charity!

Casie Bowers
12 days ago

Great work!

Maycee Rogers
13 days ago

Love this

Matt W
13 days ago

Great work these people do!

Peter Bernstein
13 days ago

“Git R Done 4 the Kids”!

Lorri
13 days ago

Voting to helping the children of Hood County!

Charlotte Kuykendall
13 days ago

I always love working with this organization and helping the children of Hood County!

Patsy Blevins
13 days ago

Fantastic For the kids

Kerrie Oliver
13 days ago

Yes! Do it for the kids! Good luck in all your efforts!

Brady Burns
13 days ago

Great work!

RON
13 days ago

Good idea. Pray that the parents are able to improve their lives.

Lynn Parsley
13 days ago

Great charity!

Steve Teel
13 days ago

Great Charity helping Hood County

Dana Johnson
13 days ago

Great job! So proud of you all and everything you do and give to your community!

Dan Tarrh
13 days ago

Great charity! Thankful for the generosity shown to those in need!

Ann Winston
13 days ago

Appreciate all you do for Children’s charities. The need is great and your generosity greater!

Myrna Estrads
13 days ago

Awesome work

Joshua Barnoski
13 days ago

I hope you reach your goal. What an excellent charity!

Patty
13 days ago

Great charity

jason lyman
13 days ago

Great Charity!!!

Anita Colbert
13 days ago

Great staff and a much needed donation choice.

Michael
13 days ago

Outstanding charity work.

Michael Alexander
13 days ago

Love it!!

Tracy Koch
13 days ago

Keep up the great work team

Jane Molts
13 days ago

Awesome charity!

john ratliff
13 days ago

great to help those who are not so fortunate.

Michael
13 days ago

Great charity

Judith
13 days ago

Great Charity!!

Karen
13 days ago

Thank you for helping the children of Hood County!!

Joseph Goodwin
13 days ago

What a great cause!

Angie brown
14 days ago

Such an amazing group of giving!

Make More Happen - How to Vote

  • There are two ways to vote: click the blue social media icons and share the story to your feed and leave a comment at the bottom of their story here. You can do one or all four actions.
  • You can vote on each device too! That’s right: you can vote on your personal computer, tablet and mobile device.
  • For the best voting experience: make sure your browser pop-up blocker is disabled.
  • Your personal information will not be used, shared or sold for marketing purposes.