Every year, funds raised from the Theta Charity Antiques Show supports the Show’s four permanent beneficiaries. Additionally, five deserving local charities have been selected to receive philanthropic support from this year’s Show.  If you would like to apply to be a beneficiary for the 2019 Theta Charity Antiques Show, please click here for instructions and apply by October 1, 2018. Organizations are eligible to receive funding from the Theta Charity Antiques Show every three years.

2018 Beneficiaries

Permanent Beneficiaries

Arrow Child & Family Ministries – Freedom Place

Martha’s Way – CCSC

Martha’s Way is a vocational training program designed to increase the earning potential of low-income women and men. This innovative curriculum focuses on the field of residential housekeeping – a vocation that is desired by many clients trying to improve their financial situation. Through classroom education, hands-on training and job leads, the organization equips clients to operate their own professional businesses. Funds will directly benefit the residential housekeeping vocational job training program.

Second Servings

Second Servings is Houston’s only prepared and perishable food rescue organization. The organization picks up unsold and unserved food from regulated food businesses, such as hotels, distributors, and manufacturers, and delivers it the same day to over 50 charity sites (soup kitchens, shelters, low-income housing, and many others). Second Servings’ wholesome chef-prepared food helps nourish over 12,500 people directly and thousands more through food distribution centers, including abused women and children, at-risk youth, adults in recovery, veterans, disabled seniors, and more. Funds will be used toward the purchase of a new refrigerated truck to significantly increase capacity.

Small Steps Nurturing Center

Bayou Bend

Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg, Bayou Bend Collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world. Funds will help sustain the ongoing acquisition of early American decorative arts and paintings which serve as cultural and educational resources for visitors of all ages.

Child Advocates

Child Advocates recruits, trains and supports volunteers who provide a voice for children in foster care. As Harris County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, Child Advocates provides lifesaving advocacy that helps abused and neglected children exit foster care to a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible. Funds will support its Court Services Program which provides lifesaving advocacy services for abused and neglected children who are lost in the system.

Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation

Texas Children’s Cancer & Hematology Centers

As the largest pediatric cancer and hematology centers in the United States, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers provide medical treatment for patients with childhood cancer and childhood blood disorders. With a staff of renowned experts in the treatment and research of pediatric and adolescent cancer, the clinic has developed a wide array of programs aimed at curing children with diagnoses ranging from the most common to the very rare. Funds will support research towards developing new therapeutic approaches for childhood cancer through the Developmental Therapeutics Program.