Community Giving - More Than Patio Covers in Houston
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Community Giving


Rendering of an Outdoor Living Space Completed Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor kitchens and patio covers may be our well-known specialties, but there’s another area Outdoor Homescapes of Houston excels in – community giving!

The past few years, we’ve donated much time, money and design work to local charity – like the outdoor kitchen pictured above.

Here’s just a sampling of all the charities we’ve helped. How can we help you? Let us know! Contact us using the form.

Operation Snowstorm

Outdoor Homescapes of Houston is proud to announce its involvement with Operation Snowstorm, a local charity that brings the joy of a winter wonderland to the doorsteps of Houston children with cancer.

Specifically, we donated a $1,995 outdoor design and analysis package June 11, 2016 as a silent auction item for the charity’s annual fundraiser, the Kickball Classic, at the Houston Sportsplex.

Find out more about this wonderful charity here:

Help Lauren Learn

In June 2015, Outdoor Homescapes of Houston donated a $1,995 outdoor design package to the 7th annual “Help Lauren Learn” Golf Tournament.

Outdoor Homescapes of Houston at Golf Tournament

Outdoor Homescapes of Houston owner Wayne Franks, at left, donated a $1,995 outdoor design services package to the 2015 “Help Lauren Learn” golf tournament’s silent auction.

Held by the Humble Noon Lions Club at Kingwood Country Club, the annual event raises money for Lauren Daley, a 10-year-old Kingwood girl born deaf and blind. Like Helen Keller, Lauren relies on the services of an “intervener” (like Annie Sullivan) who teaches Lauren with her hands. The intervener’s services cost $1,000 a week, fundraising events like this are crucial to Lauren’s learning.

“Two of my passions are kids and sports, so this was a perfect opportunity to combine the two,” says Outdoor Homescapes of Houston owner Wayne Franks. “We were tremendously moved and impressed by Lauren’s story and her success in this program, and are happy to have contributed to such a great cause.”

 Operation Finally Home

This past year, we’ve gotten involved with a wonderful charity called Operation Finally Home. The goal of the program is to build homes for returning soldiers and widows of the fallen. The goal of the program is to build homes for returning soldiers and widows of the fallen.

Outdoor Homescapes helps as part of Operation Finally Home

Wayne Franks, owner of Outdoor Homescapes of Houston, with family he helped as part of Operation Finally Home.

Outdoor Homescapes of Houston has given many hours to this charity by providing the same high-quality 3D renderings of home projects offered to clients wanting outdoor living spaces featuring patio covers, outdoor kitchens, firepits and more. The company creates these multi-view, high-end graphics from flat blueprints and plans.

This service has distinguished Outdoor Homescapes in the outdoor design industry, and owner Wayne Franks is pleased to provide it free of charge to those who have sacrificed so much for our country’s freedom.

“Many times, clients can’t visualize how something’s going to look before it’s completed,” says company owner Wayne Franks. “3D renderings prevent wasted money and crushed dreams – both especially unacceptable situations for soldiers and their families.”

Here’s a gallery of renderings created by Outdoor Homescapes for Operation Finally Home:

 Langham Creek YMCA Miracle League

This Miracle League, offered by the Langham Creek branch of the YMCA of Greater Houston, is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit group gives kids with disabilities the chance to play baseball as part of an organized team at no cost to their family. And in 2013, Outdoor Homescapes helped make the team move closer to its dream of a new sports complex, by donating $3,000 toward 610 Sports Radio’s 2013 Yuletide Drive.

Literacy Advance of Houston

Since 1964, Literacy Advance of Houston has helped people become more self-sufficient and reach other personal goals through

2014 Reader Cup

2014 Reader Cup

literacy. To do this, trained volunteer tutors offer a variety of free programs at multiple locations throughout the Houston area.

In February 2014, Outdoor Homescapes of Houston contributed toward this effort by donating an outdoor design services auction package worth $1,995 to the group’s annual Reader Cup golf tournament fundraiser at TopGolf Houston.

The 2014 Reader Cup honored former Major League Baseball player Larry Dierker and his wife Judy for their years of tireless support and volunteer leadership.