Teri Schmidt


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Stronger to Serve

Stronger to Serve makes it easy for busy adults and kids to do activities together that are good for them and the community. By instilling a love of physical activity and helping kids discover the unique ways in which they can each serve their community, we plant the seeds for long-lasting health and community impact.  At our RunKind running club and Moms & Minis events, families learn, serve and get active together, engaging in their community and developing empathy through face-to-face interactions at the growing list of nonprofits that we serve. 

Donations to Stronger to Serve not only help the busy families to connect with each other and the community, they also help those served our projects: hungry families, veterans, abandoned pets, sick children, senior citizens and more!

By funding our programs, you will start ripples of kindness and empathy that will make communities safer and healthier.

Our impact starts when kids are young and grows exponentially through the community as they influence and lead others throughout their lives.

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

Four years ago, I decided to take the leap...leaving a job I loved to focus on spreading health and kindness in our community.  

I knew from personal experience the physical and emotional health benefits of getting active and volunteering together as a family and wanted others to experience the joy, growth and connection that came challenging our bodies and our hearts.

The past four years have been full of amazing experiences like this:

  • Seeing a preschooler's eyes open wide as she learned that there were kids in her neighborhood that didn't have enough to eat and that even she could do something about it
  • Watching a 4th-grade boy's face break into a huge smile as he crossed a finish line that he never thought he could
  • Seeing adults and kids have fun, make new friends and discover needs in their community that they were passionate about serving

To celebrate Stronger to Serve's upcoming 4th anniversary, I'm challenging myself again to run the virtual 5K for the RunHouston U of H's race and to become one of the top fundraisers so that Stronger to Serve can spread health and kindness through even more communities.  

Donations2Date: $965

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Summer Day $50.00 9/18/2021
Kolb Family $50.00 9/18/2021
Anonymous Donor $200.00 9/18/2021
Melissa Shripka $50.00 9/15/2021
Jennifer Huffine $25.00 9/15/2021
Anonymous Donor $55.00 9/14/2021
Gloria White $100.00 9/14/2021 I appreciate so much the efforts of Stronger to Serve
Cathy Raney $25.00 9/14/2021 So proud of your passion and the lives you’re impacting!
Lauren Kramer $50.00 9/10/2021
Gary and Janet Schmidt $110.00 9/6/2021 Wishing you success with all your good works
Carolyn Schmidt $200.00 9/3/2021
Anonymous Donor $50.00 9/2/2021
* offline donation