The mission of the chamber’s Leadership Round Rock (LRR) program is to develop leadership skills in individuals and to promote awareness of issues and opportunities that impact Round Rock.
One of the requirements for being part of the LRR class is twenty hours of participation in a community service project. This year’s class community service project supported Central Texas Table of Grace, a Round Rock-based emergency shelter for children ages 6 to 17 in the foster care system who have nowhere else to go. Their mission is to create a loving, nurturing, home-like environment for displaced youth.
When a new child comes into Table of Grace’s care, he or she receives a welcome basket with toiletries, snacks, an MP3 player, comfort items, and a copy of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens.” For children and teens who arrive with very little to their name, these gifts let them know that they are loved.
LRR held a fundraising campaign to provide personalized welcome baskets to youth who arrive at the emergency shelter. The LRR class raised $16,000 for this worthy cause and presented the check to founder, Stacy Johnson, on November 9, 2019.