Serving Disadvantaged Youth of Fort Bend County 
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Since 2004
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Fort Bend Cares Mission is to serve the Disadvantaged Children and Youth of 
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Meet Rain, Fort Bend Cares Spokesdog for the 2nd Annual Doggone Fun Run scheduled for Saturday, April 11, at Memorial Park in Sugar Land. Rain was adopted from Sugar Land Animal Services on May 8, 2012 by the Winters Family. She is a black lab mix and is approximately 7 years old. Although underweight and infected with hookworms and heartworms upon arrival at the shelter, Rain is healthy now and loving life with the Winters Family!

No stranger to adversity herself, Rain is ‘pawsitively’ excited to help spread the word about Fort Bend Cares Doggone Fun Run to raise funds to support nonprofit organizations that serve disadvantaged children and youth in Fort Bend County. This year, to show support of our four-legged friends as well, Fort Bend Cares will donate a small portion of proceeds from this event to the Sugar Land Animal Services shelter. 

 The Doggone Fun Run includes a competitive chip timed 5K Run (without dogs) and a 5K Run and a 1 mile Fun Run/Walk (with or without dogs), so there is something for everyone and every dog! There will be medals for age group winners of the competitive 5K Run along with prizes for winners of the “canine costume competition”. Come early and stay late to peruse vendor booths, enjoy DJ music, learn tips from a local dog trainer, and more. 

Each registrant will receive a t-shirt and a bandana for their favorite dog. On race day, t-shirts and bandanas are only available while supplies last. Dog owners must ensure canine participants are on a non-retractable leash and must show proof of current rabies vaccination. Mark your calendars for 8:00am on Saturday, April 11, 2015 and join Rain for some Doggone Fun at Memorial Park in Sugar Land!  

2015 2nd Annual Doggone Fun Run/Walk
Fort Bend Cares makes the "Best of" List Twice  in Fort Bend Lifestyles Magazine
On Saturday, April 12, dogs and owners of all ages and sizes gathered in Memorial Park Sugar Land to walk, run or race to benefit underprivileged youth in Fort Bend County at the first annual Fort Bend Cares “Doggone Fun Run/Walk.” There were two events, a 5K run and a 1-mile Run/Walk (with or without dog). Medals were given for age group winners of the competitive 5K run, as well as prizes for the best in show winners in the “canine costume competition”. Fun and entertainment was had by dogs and owners alike as they ran or walked along to DJ music, gathered great tips from a local dog trainer and enjoyed the canine kissing booth.

More than 20,000 disadvantaged children and youth in Fort Bend County will be helped in some way through $160,110 in grants to 22 area nonprofits. Fort Bend Cares assembled the charities, volunteers, and key sponsors for its annual grant reception on June 9 at Silver Eagle Distributers in Rosenberg to give out the awards. Everyone also celebrated Fort Bend Cares’ work the last 10 years in the community, ultimately granting just over $1.2 million since its inception.

Some of the local nonprofits that received grants included Pooh’s Panda Special Needs Academy for summer camp and childcare for children with special needs and their siblings, and Knowledge First Empowerment Center for its drop-out prevention program and GED prep classes for those who have already dropped out of school. The Rosenberg Railroad Museum was awarded the Founders Grant. It will help the museum provide free educational programming and field trips for Title 1 schools in Fort Bend.