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Cherish Our Children Inc.

Thank you for your interest in Team COCI. Team COCI is an easy way for you to get involved and make a difference for the children we serve. Pick one of our events below and click the JOIN TEAM button to set up a fundraising campaign to spread awareness and raise funds for our programs. Walkers are welcome.

It’s not just about you raising funds we want you to let the kids support you to your finish line. When you create your campaign story include a personal goal with your community along with why you are making a difference with COCI. You might be out to win your age group, set a PR, or it might be just crossing the finish line. When you share your goals your community holds you accountable.

It’s fun! If your event is not listed below let us know and we will add it.

You don’t have to run, bike, or tri. Just let us know what you want to do and we will provide you with a page. Be as creative as you can be. Bowling, Lemonade Stand, Golfing, Wedding Registry, are just a few ideas.

Thanks for supporting COCI in making a difference.         

Run Houston! University of Houston Presented by Norton Rose Fulbright 10K, 5K, 1K
 4800 Calhoun Road Houston, TX 77004
September 19 - October 31, 2021

I am turning 65 and have not been able to actually run for years since I had a hip replacement. To motivate myself I am training to run a 5k and need your help to keep me motivated and to stand atop the leaderboard (well at least the fundraising leaderboard).

So I am devoting my birthday to raising funds for Cherish Our Children, Inc's GEMS (Gaining Empowerment in Middle School) program for middle school children experiencing the trauma of parental incarceration.

Our "scholars' are remarkable kids who have the potential to change the world. For our part, we need only to equip them, their schools and their families with the tools they need to unleash their inate resilient powers and with your donation that is exactly what our GEMS program will do.

So please help me reach my goal and empower a middle school kid to change the world. Your donation (no matter the amount) will let our kids know that they can count on us.

Donations2Date: $12,391

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Alexandria Seavey $1,000.00 9/28/2021 Congratulations! Thank you for participating in the Run Houston! For A Cause program.
M. H. Cersonsky $110.00 9/20/2021 Good work Rob. (My mother has been quite ill the past few weeks, hospital, once call to the rapid response team at the hospital, as she has both medical and mental issues at 91.
Anonymous Donor $3,500.00 9/18/2021 GO ROB and GEMS!!!!
Trina Painter $110.00 9/17/2021 This is awesome!
Wes Bautovich $100.00 9/17/2021
Kelly Anspach $50.00 9/16/2021
Prosperity Bank $2,000.00* 9/16/2021
Anonymous Donor $25.00 9/15/2021
Leonela Chavarria $200.00 9/15/2021
Denise Wtson $100.00 9/15/2021
Nancy Black $100.00 9/15/2021 Rob, thank you for the reminder email. I had completely forgotten about your run. Thank you for helping others. Nicki
James Newton $110.00 9/15/2021
Laurie Haring $200.00 9/15/2021 Rob, Congratulations for yoir milestone birthday! Mine is a few years behind you and it is hard to believe I began contacting you when managing Loan Closers in the mid 80’s! I have not worked for the last year by choice, and decided I won’t be going back. I have served my time! Good luck with the 5k! Laurie Haring
Todd Gaudin $500.00 9/15/2021 Good Luck Rob!
Anonymous Donor $500.00* 9/15/2021
Lance Allstun $20.00 9/14/2021
Jordan Novelli $150.00 9/14/2021
Larry George $100.00 9/14/2021
leonard bernstein $100.00 9/14/2021
Louis Woodhill $100.00 9/14/2021
Caroline Pace $100.00 9/14/2021 Rob, you're an ambassador for awesomeness!
Britta Heinitz $55.00 9/14/2021
Laith Daik $200.00 9/14/2021
Gregory Alexander $100.00 9/14/2021
George Martinez $100.00 9/14/2021
Barbara J Morris $65.00 9/14/2021 A dollar for each year. What a great cause and Happy Birthday! Don't over do it in the race! Hugs my friend!
Janet Martinez $52.50 9/14/2021
Anonymous Donor $50.00 9/14/2021 Best of Luck! What a wonderful endeavor.
David Pitschmann $100.00 9/14/2021 Way to go Rob! Turning 65 this year myself, and no way could I run this race! Great admiration!
Jeffrey Dunn $55.00 8/16/2021 Happy Birthday Rob and good luck on the run!
Bill Davis $100.00* 8/15/2021
Stephen Bing $55.00 8/13/2021
Deborah Lazaroff $100.00 8/12/2021 You had me at “run!” The pain will be temporary but the pride of accomplishment will hold deep in your ??. On the more serious side I’ve been reading ( mail and e-mail) and following your dedication, support, commitment and time ( via FB) that you’ve poured into making this a wonderful program. Thanks to you and this organization for educating us on just how needed and valuable it is to offer these youth a program and safe place to come such at a critical time in their lives. Happy, healthy and cheers to 65! ???????????????????
Anonymous Donor $110.00 8/11/2021 GO ROB!
Benny Pace $50.00 8/11/2021
Julia Semple $21.00 8/11/2021
Anonymous Donor $50.00 8/9/2021
Leesa Lee $200.00 8/9/2021 Go Rob Wisner!! Rooting for you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Bring the bowling back!!
Enid Frindell $30.00 8/7/2021 You are a great inspiration to others.
Alexandra Kohler $65.00 8/6/2021
Catherine Sawyer $25.00 8/6/2021
Karen Neeley $50.00 8/6/2021
Liliana Nunez $50.00 8/6/2021 my pleasure to help
Charles Duff $150.00 8/6/2021 Excellent way to celebrate ... Happiest 65th Rob!
Dana Bouterie $120.00 8/6/2021 Happy Birthday and what a SUPERB gift for others!!
Jeff Gainsborough $100.00 8/6/2021
Anonymous Donor $200.00 8/6/2021
Joan Jenkins $110.00 8/6/2021 Great charity ! Glad to know it exists.
Sheryl A Barringer $52.50 8/6/2021
Robin Harrison $250.00 8/6/2021
Michael Morris $250.00 8/6/2021 What an honorable commitment to those less fortunate and in need of support. You have mine, my friend!
Lauren Peters $50.00 8/6/2021
Philip Reeves $100.00 8/5/2021
Julie Caggiano $50.00 8/5/2021 In honor of Rob Wisner
Anonymous Donor $100.00 8/5/2021
* offline donation