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The Woodlands Cars & Coffee for a Cause 2023 Initiatives

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands Car Club and area auto enthusiasts gather at Market Street the 1st Sunday of the month from 6:30-10:30 a.m., to provide a fun and creative way to give back to our community. Every year, four charities are selected to be recipients of donations received at the Market Street meetups.

The Woodlands Car Club Change for Charity at Market Street The Woodlands 2023 First Quarter Recipient Montgomery County Community Foundation Veterans Fund with Julie Martineau
First quarter recipient Montgomery County Community Foundation Veterans Fund. Pictured left to right: Jake Kuharich, StarFox; Sherry Dailey, Montgomery County Community Foundation; Robert Helmer , Northside Mustang Car Club; Dana Prichard, The Woodlands Car Club; Ava-cakes, The Woodlands Performance & Suspension shop dog; Jose Palafox, StarFox; Julie Martineau, Montgomery County Community Foundation. Photo courtesy of The Woodlands Car Club.

The purpose of this event is to provide a morning charity car event to show off special vehicles, be a supportive partner with Market Street and the local community, share information about needful non-profit organizations in Montgomery County, and to give back monetarily as well. We will be collecting coins/change, or ANY monetary amount through cash or credit card, for our contribution to the Market Street “Change for Charity” program that will benefit four non-profit organizations each year in Montgomery County.

We have collected and donated over $100,000 to over 60 local charities from this event since 2009.




The four recipients for 2023:

1st Quarter: Montgomery County Community Foundation Veterans Fund

  • About: The Montgomery County Community Foundation Veterans Fund provides support services, programs and initiatives for Veterans in Montgomery County. The foundation provides funding to help programs serving veterans start or pilot new projects, secure the equipment they need to provide services, or help with specific expenses a program needs to be successful.
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2nd Quarter: Education for Tomorrow Alliance (EfTA)

  • About: EfTA was created in 1989 as a project of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and local science and technology professionals who wanted to encourage the next generation of workers, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The mission of EfTA is to cultivate education and community partnerships that advance student success. EfTA fulfills this mission through Career Connections, Future Focus, Next Generation Leadership, the SCI://TECH Exposition, and the Student Internship Program all designed to give local students hands on learning opportunities in the STEM fields and beyond.
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3rd Quarter: Montgomery County Food Bank

  • About: Montgomery County Food Bank’s mission is to unite the community to fight hunger. We work in partnership with retailers and wholesalers to provide a solution for food waste by rescuing food that would otherwise go to the landfill. Our vision of a community where everyone has access to sufficient, nutritious food is possible through the support of our volunteers and our community and corporate partners.
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4th Quarter: The Cook Family Health Education and Learning (HEAL) at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital




All “show” vehicles for display enter in front of Starbucks. At that time, your donation of any amount you wish will be collected, then you will proceed to park. Although this event includes TWCC affiliates, area enthusiasts are invited on a first-come, first-serve basis. WPS/TWCC has been invited to partner with Market Street to contribute to their Change for Charity program. We appreciate your cooperation and support in making sure this event is safe and successful.

For more info on TWCC Cars & Coffee for a Cause, please call Dana Pritchard 281.363.2977 (Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.), or email is best:, or visit our Facebook pages under: Woodlands Performance & Suspension, LLC, TWCC Cars & Coffee for a Cause, or The Woodlands Car Club. We will make our donation/presentation to each charity usually following the quarters’ end, along with the donation from Market Street’s collection from the parking meters. It’s a win-win for everyone! Thank you for supporting our mission in “Using Our Cars to Give Back to Our Community!”