In a 2019 article by the Houston Chronicle, Epilepsy Foundation Texas was named among the top-ranking Houston charities. The news source used information from Charity Navigator, a non-profit charity evaluator, to determine the top charitable organizations in Houston, and Epilepsy Foundation Texas in the number three spot for total expenses spent on our programs and services. We have achieved a 95.1% rating for utilizing funding to improve the lives of those with epilepsy through our programs and services. We attribute this great honor to our dedication to helping people with epilepsy and their families.
Our mission is to provide research, education, advocacy, and support for people with epilepsy. For this reason, 95 cents of every dollar directly funds programs and services for those affected by epilepsy. When you donate, we know that you want your gifts to benefit those living with epilepsy, and we want that too. For this reason, Epilepsy Foundation Texas strives for accountability and transparency in all of our processes, especially how we use your donations in the fight against epilepsy.
We are fully devoted to helping people with epilepsy overcome the challenges they face everyday. Therefore, we are committed to be the best custodians of your generosity. We ensure that your donations help those in need of our programs and services. Some examples of how your contributions directly help people affected by this condition are our epilepsy medical clinics, youth epilepsy camps, and education and advocacy efforts.
With your help, we provide programs and services for 176 of the 254 counties in Texas. That is nearly 70% of the largest state in the continental United States. Because of your generous donations and participation, you help us assist those with epilepsy and their families, provide education and community outreach, and work toward new and better treatments. Your support makes this all possible. Therefore, we dedicate your donations to benefit the epilepsy community and the fight against epilepsy. Your gifts directly support children, teens, and adults with epilepsy, as well as their families.
At Epilepsy Foundation Texas, we know that giving comes in a variety of ways. Through our foundation, there are many ways to help people with epilepsy. Become a Camp Angel to help children and teens attend our specialized epilepsy youth camps. Participate in our Walk to END Epilepsy. Make monetary donations through our website, or create your own fundraiser to help people with epilepsy and their families. Are you ready to join the fight against epilepsy? Contact us today to learn more about ways to help people affected by this life-altering condition.