January 23, 2017

Fairmount Santrol Support New Horizon’s Mission

Michael Cook, Sustainable Development Coordinator

People, Planet, Prosperity

For 45 years, New Horizons has been helping children and families throughout Texas in residential treatment center homes, therapeutic foster homes, and youth and family counseling programs. Their mission is to make possible an environment where children, families and staff are able to heal and grow through caring relationships, unconditional love and acceptance.


Each year, New Horizons gives foster families the opportunity to provide a memorable Christmas for each of their foster children. Some of the kids come to New Horizons without experiencing any Christmas traditions. New Horizons tells the children to ask for three wishes, and many of the kids simply ask to be with their family. New Horizons tries to make it possible for the children to find joy and happiness on Christmas morning.

Fairmount Santrol Family Member, Tommy Mendez, and his wife, Sheryl Mendez, hosted their fifth annual fundraiser, Stockings from The Heart, in the Brady, Texas community. The event brings the community together for fun activities including brisket plates, bounce houses for kids, a silent auction, music, face painting, free pictures with Santa, and the ability to mail letters to Santa. The money raised in Brady and Voca area this year was donated to New Horizons to supply gifts to children spanning six counties in the area. Many of our Family Members donated briskets and other food items to Stockings from The Heart event, and some volunteered their time to cook the food and deliver meals to people who were not able to attend. Stockings from The Heart raised enough money to ensure that all kids involved over the six counties received everything on there “wish” list. Family Members donated presents and gathered at the our local facility to wrap them.

Fairmount Family Members at our Voca, Texas facility were also involved this year by sponsoring six children through the New Horizons program. At FMSA, we’re excited to give the kids a holiday season to remember and looking forward to next year.

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