Our Charities

Lonestar Legacy supports a number of excellent organizations as well as direct support to children and families in need.  Below is a list of some of the contributions we have made to date.

Strong Start ­ $110,000
The mission of STRONG START is to prevent the cycle of child abuse and neglect by early intervention that focuses on building successful and resilient children, strengthening parents and preserving families. Our therapeutic early childhood services and comprehensive family support empowers vulnerable families and stop the vicious cycle of child abuse and neglect. Families seeking services are often struggling with risk factors such as financial strain, a history of abuse, substance abuse or a lack of social support.

Austin Smiles – $58,000
Austin Smiles is a nonprofit organization which provides reconstructive plastic surgery, primarily cleft lip and palate repairs, to the children of Austin and the 10 surrounding counties as well as in various locations in Latin America. Due to poor medical care, and lack of treatment, children with cleft lip and palate deformities, are often ostracized with little chance for a productive future. The corrective surgery provided by Austin Smiles surgeons allows restoration of close to normal speech, hearing, eating, and enhancement of the breathing ability to a child. The family’s ability to pay does not influence the quality of availability of care received from the Austin Smiles surgeons.

Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area – $48,000
Responsible for the management of several Central Texas clubs where over 9,000 “at-risk” youth between the ages of 6 and 18 walk through the doors and have access to opportunities in such areas as academic support, educational enrichment, technology training, college and career exploration, the arts, character and leadership development and health and fitness. Through the Boys & Girls Clubs, youth are provided safe havens in which to spend their time as well as access to trained, professional staff with whom they can interact, form lasting bonds, and to whom they can look for example and guidance.

Dell Children’s Hospital – $20,000
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is a member of the SETON Healthcare Network, a nonprofit healthcare organization that provides service at 20 locations in Central Texas. SETON is a member of Ascension Health, the largest nonprofit healthcare network in the United States with more than 100,000 employees at facilities in 20 states and hte District of Columbia

Austin Children’s Shelter ­- $10,000
ACS provides residential and non-residential services to children, youth, and families recovering from abuse and neglect. We believe that every child and young adult in our community deserves safety and security, and all our programs and services are designed to help abuse survivors recover from trauma and break the cycle of abuse.

Rio Bravo – $10,000
Rio Bravo Ministries is a faith based ministry located in Reynosa,Tamalupas Mexico, directly across the border from McAllen Texas. Rio Bravo ministries supports Hogar de Niño¹s Rio Bravo (Rio Bravo Children¹s Home), Escuela Esperanza (Hope Christian School) as well as many local churches
and non-profit organizations in northern Mexico. Rio Bravo Ministries is an independent non denominational ministry that receives its sole support through individuals and churches that share the same vision.

CrossTrail Outfitters – $3,000
Cross Trail Outfitters Inc., is a Christian youth hunting and fishing club
under the national umbrella of Cross Trail Outfitters, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit. We are about building relationships with youth, their families, landowners, volunteers and donors. Primarily, we work with boys ages 7-20 by sowing into their lives through discipleship and mentorship, helping them to grow closer to God and seeking God first in their lives through a common interest in the outdoors.

Living Water – $7,500
It all began in 1990, when a group from Houston, Texas traveled to Kenya and saw the desperate need for clean drinking water. They returned to Houston and founded a 501(c)3 non-profit. The fledgling organization equipped and trained a team of Kenyan drillers, and Living Water Kenya began operations the next year under the direction of a national board. That pattern continues today; we train, consult, and equip local people to implement solutions in their own countries. Remembering the life-changing nature of that first trip in 1990, we also lead hundreds of volunteers on mission trips each year, working with local communities, under the leadership of nationals, to implement water projects. It’s hard to know which lives are changed more, those “serving” or those “being served.”