Brookshire Brothers opened their first store in 1921.  In the 101 years since then, the Lufkin-based business has made it a point to give back to the communities in which they operate.

Locally, we've seen that in such events as the Texas State Forest Festival and Harold's House Purse Bingo, just to name a few.  In fact, the corporation has a separate arm in charge of its contributions to non-profit organizations.

Every year, the Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation designates tens of thousands of dollars in grants to be given to highly deserving nonprofit organizations and educational foundations that help foster stronger communities and families across the state of Texas.

In addition to the donations made by the corporation to a variety of organizations, the Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation furthers the company’s mission by assisting additional agencies on a larger scale.  Funded by Brookshire Brothers’ generous vendor partners, who sponsor annual golf tournaments, the charitable foundation has given away millions of dollars over the past two decades.

Thirty-four nonprofit organizations, located in Lufkin, Nacogdoches, College Station, Vidor, Newton, Navasota, Jacksonville, Jasper, Dublin, Canyon Lake and Brenham, as well as four educational foundations in Lufkin, College Station and Jarrell, received grants this year.

“The Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation recognizes the hard work that is done day in and day out by these organizations, who are truly making a difference in their communities,” said Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation Board Chairman Sally Alvis. “It is a great honor to help these organizations who feed people, protect women and children from domestic violence, provide gas money for cancer patients and provide safe spaces for children to learn and grow, just to name a few. Our board of directors is truly inspired by everything they are able to accomplish, and we are proud to be a small part of that.”

Those receiving grants this year include:

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse of Deep East Texas
  • Angelina College Foundation
  • Angelina County Second Helpings, Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas
  • Buckner Children & Family Services
  • CASA for Kids of South Central Texas (Brenham)
  • College Station ISD Education Foundation
  • Community Resource & Recreation of Canyon Lake
  • Concerned Black Men of Lufkin
  • D. Scott Hughes Center for Counseling & Rehabilitation (Newton)
  • Dublin Goodfellows (Dublin)
  • East Texas Cancer Alliance of Hope
  • Friends of the Ellen Trout Zoo
  • Gateway Community Partners
  • Harvest Compassion Center (Jasper)
  • HOPE-Jacksonville
  • Jarrell Education Foundation
  • J.D.'s Center of Hope
  • Junior Achievement of East Texas
  • Junior League of Lufkin
  • Kick Drugs Out of America (Navasota)
  • Legacy Institute for Financial Education
  • Lufkin ISD Education Foundation
  • Newton Food Share (Newton)
  • Pregnancy Help Center
  • Seasons of Hope Center
  • Stephen F. Austin State University Food Pantry (Nacogdoches)
  • Solid Foundation Association (Nacogdoches)
  • The Coalition
  • The Joseph House, Inc
  • The Mantooth House Sober Living
  • The Men's Fieldhouse
  • The Mosaic Center
  • The Salvation Army of Lufkin
  • United Christian Care Center of Vidor, Texas
  • United Way of the Brazos Valley (College Station)
  • Volunteer Services Council
  • Women’s Shelter of East Texas

The official presentation to these groups will be made a little later in the year.

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