Landmark Charities was established in 2012 to support worthy nonprofit organizations in the communities in which we market our products and services. Landmark funds the charity through special fund raising projects in the Timewise convenience stores and through events held in coordination with a variety of our vendor partners. We proudly provide funding to nonprofit organizations such as The Westview School, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, the Children's Miracle Network, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Landmark Industries and Timewise convenience stores have provided in excess of One Million dollars in contributions to date and we look forward to increasing our donations through Landmark Charities.
The Westview School
The number of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders has increased dramatically in the last ten years. Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of age. The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, Autism and its associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in as many as one out of every one hundred and ten children born today. Autism is four times more prevalent in boys than girls and knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries. The Westview School, founded in 1981, provides a structured, stimulating learning environment for children whose learning differences prevent their achieving success in regular school programs.
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston's Center of Excellence on Development and Psychopathology was founded in 1992 by Katherine A. Loveland, Ph.D.,Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, to conduct research and provide treatment of disorders affecting human neural and behavioral development. The mission of the Center's Autism Spectrum Disorders program is to improve the quality of life for individuals with ASD and their families. Our long term research goal is to understand how factors affecting brain development are involved in ASD and how they can lead us to new treatments. Some topics being studied include toxic exposures, biomedical and behavioral treatments, neural connectivity, mental disorders associated with ASD and social-emotional skills.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency – a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans.
MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far reaching professional and public health education.
MDA supports more research on neuromuscular diseases than any other private-sector organization in the world. MDA scientists are in the forefront of gene therapy research and have uncovered the genetic defects responsible for several forms of muscular dystrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS , or Lou Gehrig's disease), childhood spinal muscular atrophy, and several other neuromuscular conditions.
The association's programs are funded almost entirely by individual private contributors. MDA seeks no government grants, United Way funding or fees from those it serves.
Our community investment program contributes to non-profit organizations that maintain an IRS 501 (c) (3) designation. Our reach in this program is limited to the immediate areas that we operate in the state of Texas. For donation consideration, please complete the Community Investment Application and return it by physical mail.