"We live here, we give here" - Villarreal Diamonds and Fine Jewelers believes that philanthropy is both important and necessary for our community. Below are a few of the non-profit organizations we proudly support.
The Knights of Colombus
Charity is at the heart of our work and our faith-and it always has been. For the Knights of Colombus, charity means supporting a virtually boundless variety of projects. Our commitment to charitable service is just one of the many ways that we express our Catholic faith. We are here to build a daily bridge back to what matters, for our members and fellow Catholics.
St. Louis Catholic School
Seeking high standards inspired by encouraging teachers who stand as role models, planting the seeds for a love of learning. As well as offering a challenging, disciplined academic program to prepare our young people for future educational endeavors and for the demands of adult life and society. We strive to provide rich, nourishing experiences which enable our young people to discover their individual giftedness and which lay the foundation for their development as future leaders.
Con Mi Madre
Con Mi Madre not only strives to help young Latinas to graduate high school, but to graduate prepared for post-secondary education, or what is known as “college ready”. In our Post-Secondary Preparedness program girls and their mothers are encouraged and supported to maintain good grades, take AP coursework, have a deeper understanding of post-secondary expectations as well as increase financial literacy, confidence, and their support system.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes
MLF is a social outreach ministry for the homeless founded in 1998 as a ministry of St. John Neumann and became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2000. The idea of using catering trucks to distribute food was planted by a conversation one of our founders had with a fellow parishioner, and the rest, as they say, is history. He shared his idea with the four original founders, and before they knew it both prayers and cash were being offered in support.
Court Appointed Special Advocates
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Travis County believes every child who’s been abused or neglected deserves to have a dedicated advocate speaking up for their best interest in court, at school and in our community. CASA is the only child advocacy group working in the court system that provides a caring, consistent adult focused on the well-being of a single child.
Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber Foundation
The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber Foundation (GAHCF)’s mission is to raise, manage, and distribute funds and resources, whether raised by the Foundation or appropriated by the Foundation, solely in support of GAHCF community initiatives. Community initiatives include: Hispanic Austin Leadership, Education, and Health & Wellness.
Founded in 2001, Forklift Danceworks transforms communities through the creative process. Founder Allison Orr and her team actively engage a wide range of civic workers and others through the creation of unique dance projects featuring all kinds of people. Using the movement that comes from daily life as the choreographic starting point and casting community members as the primary performers, Forklift’s performances have featured City of Austin sanitation workers, firefighters, guide dogs and their owners, Austin Symphony Conductor Peter Bay, linemen and electrical technicians from Austin Energy, the Huston-Tillotson Baseball team, and Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department.