Treasures of Joy

Their vision is to provide a place for healing, recovery, and continued life support to families affected by disabilities of any type, including but not limited to, special needs children and adults, wounded veterans, adult children caring for aging parents, and family members caring for chronically ill loved ones. They provide a monthly respite for caregivers, a Game Night for teens and adults, spiritual guidance, and we sponsor a Special Olympics Team.

Treasures of JOY has proudly partnered with Helping Hands of Champions, Inc (a 501(c)(3) Community Service non-profit agency in Northwest Harris County. Although we operate under the umbrella of Helping Hands of Champions, Inc, Treasures of JOY is independently managed and self-funded. The Treasures of JOY founder, JOYce Weatherford, and her Board of Directors oversee all management and operational duties for Treasures of JOY.

Treasures of JOY and Helping Hands of Champions, Inc. believe that their partnership strengthens the missions of both organizations to better serve the community of Northwest Harris County.
Donations are accepted and should be made payable to Helping Hands of Champions, Inc. Our address is 7915 Baltzell Dr. Spring, TX 77389.

Unexpected Treasures is the vocational training program started about two years ago for our adults with disabilities who were not attending a day habilitation program or were not working in the community. The young adults in this program design and produce one of a kind greeting cards and small gifts; therefore, learning to be productive members of the community.
Please visit our website and see what the Unexpected Treasures designed this week.

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Project U.N.I.O.N.

Project Understanding Needs In Our Neighborhoods (U.N.I.O.N.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization developed to promote independence and rehabilitation in the Harris County community. They assist individuals in becoming more functional, safe, and active in their community.

This is achieved by distributing donated medical equipment to the disabled low income population of Harris County. Many residents of Harris County, even individuals who are covered under Medicare and Medicaid, must pay out pocket for standard and essential medical equipment including wheelchairs, bathroom devices, and hospital beds. These items are necessary for their safety and the improvement of their quality of life.

Their mission is to assist individuals in Harris County by:

  • Providing gently used durable medical equipment
  • Educating them about community resources
  • Repairing and restoring damaged medical equipment
  • Increasing awareness about the issues facing the disabled

There are few services in Harris County that assist low income individuals with disabilities. Project UNION is an important resource for these individuals because we understand the challenges of the disabled and we have the ability to address the issues faced by this underserved population. These individuals often have tremendous potential to improve their independence, restore their quality of life, and return to better participation in society but lack the resources required to progress. We provide gently used medical equipment that allows disabled individual to become more active and functional. For this reason, our organization is essential to the improvement of Harris County. Project UNION is composed solely of volunteers and we receive financial support from private donations, grants, charitable organizations, and corporate sponsors.


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Cody’s Wheels of Hope

A non-profit organization that accepts donations in order to buy bicycles, riding toys and safety helmets for children with life-threatening diseases. Many times the parents of ill children are strapped with financial expenses and cannot afford things like bicycles. We see to it that every bicycle comes with a safety helmet appropriate for the child’s size. If a child is too young for a bicycle, another type of riding toy will be given. For children with physical limitations we can also supply wagons or other appropriate wheeled toys..

Who is eligible to receive a bicycle?

Any child, age 15 or under, suffering from a life-threatening illness and showing proof of the medical condition is eligible (condition subject to approval).

Download the application.

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