The Houston Zombie Walk is a Halloween themed 501 (c) charity with a primary mission of raising money for their selected scholarships and charity partners. By supporting college education, they seek to support education paths that may not always have the biggest support financially. All proceeds benefit their ‘Too Ghoul for School’ scholarship fund at www.tgfschool.org. A wide variety of scholarship categories include: Performing & Visual Arts, Veterinary Technician, First Responders, and a special Board of Directors Cut. Previously the charity had a successful history of raising and distributing financial assistance to organizations supporting children’s charities, domestic animal welfare and wildlife rehab.
The organizations model is for their followers to give back to the community while having the most fun! By bringing the idea of Halloween into the community through our events, they attract a wide variety of followers from all walks of life. According to Darren Tompkins, Board Chair and COO, “This is essentially the coolest way ever to support your community!” Another strength of the organization is how they spend volunteer time at other charitable events to help support local groups that may need volunteer help.
A series of unique fund-raising events take place during the year. In March they stage their “Carpocalypse” Car and Motorcycle Show. The Halfway to Halloween Bash at the House of Blues is held in June, followed in October by the 2018 Houston Halloween Festival. Christmas time finds them staging their Christmas with Krampus Wresting and Holiday Spectacular. Learn all about the organization at www.houstonzombiewalk.org. The Chamber salutes Houston Zombie Walk and their many volunteers for their valuable contributions in time and resources invested in our community.