Edward M. Gardner, founder of Edward M. Gardner PC, marks 38 years assisting Star of Hope in its mission to serve Houston’s homeless men, women and children.
For nearly four decades, Gardner has led a drive to collect donated clothing, toys and non perishable food items to Star of Hope on the first Sunday in December every year during its annual donation drive. “It is important for us to give back to our community for those less fortunate than we are,” said Gardner.
Gardner get’s an 18-wheeler donated every year and he fills up over 40 feet of it in one day every year with donated items from the community. To date, donations collected have enabled Star of Hope to clothe and feed approximately 363,500 people in need.
Star of Hope offers structured programs that focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and recovery from substance abuse. It houses approximately 1,200 people.
“My dad was a wholesaler of food and we would get returned non-perishable food back from grocers. The food was still good so we would always donate it,” concluded Gardner. “We take from the community, we need to give back to the community.”
To donate directly to Star of Hope, please visit https://www.sohmission.org/.
About Edward M. Gardner PC
Edward M. Gardner PC is a full-service accounting firm located in Houston. It provides assistance in all tax, financial, and business affairs. Mr. Gardner is a CPA with a Masters in Taxation. He has in the past lead the local IRS Small Business Workshop and past recipient of the VITA award from the Houston District of the IRS. He also is a past recipient of the Accountant Advocate of the Year from the Houston District and Region V1 of the SBA. Mr. Gardner is a past Board of Director of the Houston Chapter of the American Red Cross and Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs. Mr. Gardner is a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider. For more information, please call (713) 942-1040, or visit http://edwardmgardnerpc.com/. The office is located at 2519 South Blvd., Suite 100, Houston, TX 77098.
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