Helping Hands for Houston

Operation: Helping Hands for Houston
Recover- Rebuild

The Giving Circle was born out of a Natural Disaster; Hurricane Katrina also responding to Hurricanes Irene, Sandy and more now makes ready to help the new friends in Texas devastated by Hurricane Harvey.  The Giving Circle is so very happy to partner for this work with SGS on this very important project.



A message from  Kimmo Fuller Chief Operating Officer SGS North America Inc.
SGS is grateful to have found such a trusted and valuable partner as the The Giving Circle (TGC) to help us in such a critical time of need.  Thanks to this partnership, we will be able to most efficiently and directly multiply our recovery efforts to help those most impacted by Hurricane Harvey. With the assistance of The Giving Circle we have been able to establish a more direct benefit to the Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts for our local communities and employees. No matter how far away physically you may be from the affected people, we know everyone is close in spirit. We wanted to let everyone know this is an effective and trustworthy means to contribute if they wish to do so.  
-- Kimmo Fuller


The Giving Circle, Inc. (TGC) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization based in Saratoga Springs, NY operating with no overhead, 99.7% of all funds raised are used directly on the work we do. The organization was founded in 2005 by Jefferson Award honoree Mark Bertrand and Kelly Bertrand Vice President, SGS US Operations Integrations, Statuary & Testing Services. TGC with mission to seek out communities in need and connect them with those with the resources to help.

The Giving Circle, Inc. was initially founded in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and has since expanded its efforts working locally with the underserved families in Saratoga County including partnering with the City of Saratoga to found and operate Code Blue (emergency homeless shelter); nationally – continuing rehabilitation efforts in the Gulf Coast and NYC Area, and internationally with its The Giving Circle Africa (NGO), projects including The Koi Koi House orphanage, 2 schools, health clinic, farming and more in Uganda.

100% of all donations for Operation: Texas Recovery will be used directly for the recovery of the people devastated by Hurricane Harvey.  The Giving Circle is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  All donations are tax deductible

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