Cinco Gives Back
You might not know it, but right here in Cinco Ranch, we have several charities that call our community their home. One of those charities is The Ballard House (located near Betty Sue Creech Elementary School). If you’ve lived in the area for some time, you may have heard the names Monty and Erin Ballard, who are the namesakes of The Ballard House.
In 2011, Erin Ballard, a cancer patient herself heard about Cinco Charities from her oncologist, Dr. Sunil Patel at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Katy and was inspired to donate the use of one of her rental properties to Cinco Charities to expand their outreach. That home became known as Erin’s House. Erin’s House was loved by all of the families who found it be their “home away from home” during their loved ones treatment.
In December 2013, a huge crowd of supporters celebrated the grand opening of The Ballard House which boasts 20,000 square feet of livable space and is located on three acres in the heart of Katy. A few days later, the first five families were moved in. And they keep arriving from other countries, all over the US and from the four corners of Texas. The Ballard House aims to never charge a resident, but can only do this by the generous support and donations of its patrons. For the months of March & April, the Cinco Ranch Southwest Community Council will be accepting tangible donations for The Ballard House.
For April, Cinco Gives Back will focus on the household donation needs of Ballard House.
Toilet Paper
Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Face Tissues
Liquid Hand Soap
Dishwasher Detergent
Liquid Dish Detergent
Small Kitchen Trash Bags
Paper Towels (high efficiency)
Laundry Detergent
Fabric Softener Sheets
Pine O’ Pine
Furniture Polish
Window & Glass Cleaner
Disposable Cleaning Cloths
Comet or Ajax Cleaner
Handy Wipes
Lysol Cleaner
Clorox Wipes
The Lake House is located at 25202 Springwood Lake Drive and is open Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9am to 6pm. 
Donations will be collected at the Lake House during business hours. Please make sure to schedule a drop off here to ensure someone will be at the Lake House to receive it.

The Lake House business hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9 AM - 6 PM (closed 1-2 PM).  Questions?  Contact the Community Coordinator.

2021 Cinco Gives Back Charitable Organizations
January Joe Joe Bear Foundation
February Joe Joe Bear Foundation
March The Ballard House
April The Ballard House
May Lunches of Love
June Open
July YMCA Operation Backpack
August YMCA Operation Backpack
September Pet Food Drive
October Pet Food Drive
November Toy / Food Drive
December Toy / Food Drive
2020 Cinco Gives Back Charitable Organizations
January/February Books Between Kids
March Be the Match
April Ballard House
May Lunches of Love - Summer Edition
June Lunches of Love - Summer Edition
July YMCA Operation Backpack
September Water donations to First Responders
October CAPS - Citizens 4 Animal Protection
November Special Pals Rescue Center
December Houston Food Bank / Katy Christian Ministries

Disclaimer: CRSWCC is not affiliated, authorized, or endorsed by, CRRA2, or any of their affiliates.