With 2008 now infamous for its sharp economic downturn, supporting charities was not foremost in people’s minds. But even in the midst of the gloomy economic climate, A Better Tripp opened their hearts, their pocketbooks, and their company resources to lend a helping hand to some very deserving children.
Houston, Texas April 16, 2009
Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Cancer Hospital
For over 30 years, the Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Cancer Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, has given young cancer patients a new chance at life. In 2008, the Children’s Cancer Wing at Christus Santa Rosa wanted to spruce up their infusion room to give kids a more relaxing environment during treatments.
In October of 2008, the 10th annual “T-Bone’s Teed Off at Cancer Golf Tournament and Poker Party” was held to buy toys and games for the infusion room, with a goal of raising over $30,000. A Better Tripp was one of the first to jump in for the cause.
“A Better Tripp donated $1500 for the cancer wing at Christus Santa Rosa,” said David Tripp, owner of A Better Tripp. “It was a great experience – the golf tournament was fun, but this was really about the kids.”
With the help of A Better Tripp and other participants, the golf tournament and poker party exceeded the hospital’s goal by more than $10,000. With that money, Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Cancer Hospital is getting some great new additions: game boys, six flat-screen TVs, four laptops, a Pac-Man arcade style game, and new animal-shaped examination tables.
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is an annual event sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, a charity devoted to helping needy children worldwide. Collecting gift-wrapped shoeboxes filled with toys, candy, school supplies, and personal hygiene items, Operation Christmas Child hand delivers the gifts to needy kids in over 120 countries.
Windwood Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas, was one of the participants who helped collect shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. That’s when David Tripp saw his opportunity to help: For a full week in November of 2008, Tripp parked one of his company’s full-service moving trucks in front of Windwood Presbyterian to collect donations, as he does every year to lend a helping hand.
“This was our sixth year in a row to participate in Operation Christmas Child,” says Tripp. “We were more than happy to do it.”
About A Better Tripp
With over 16 years of experience in the moving industry, A Better Tripp is dedicated to offering white-glove service to all of their customers. Their record of impeccable service has been recognized recently by both Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau. Whether you’re moving a single piece of furniture or an entire houseful, A Better Tripp specializes in local and nationwide moves, packing, unpacking, and transportation services.
For more information about A Better Tripp Moving and Storage, Co., visit their website at www.abettertripp.com or call David Tripp toll-free at (877) 266-8348.