Moved by compassion, community, and commitment, we can make this world a better place.

Welcome to a very unique concept.

This charity is “Houston Local” and is for those that are interested in knowing where their donated items and monetary contributions actually go.

My husband and I began this charity with our own money. At the time, I had a troubled heart when donating because I was never sure where those items went or if my dollars were truly used for the “cause”, and not just to pay for the fundraiser. I had done resale and consignment options, both for myself and for my Transformations by Maria clients, but this is very time consuming, especially considering the amount of money you earn when the items sell. My clients and I were looking for a way to truly give to those in need! They started to donate to me, knowing I would find an individual, family, or organization where those items would help in changing another person’s living circumstances.

After years of working with nonprofits and other charities, my husband and I began one of the first charities where we know: every receiver, every donor, every item and where every dollar goes. In some cases, you will also have the opportunity to meet the recipient of your donation – either through photos or even in person.

We believe we cannot do this alone – but together, we can.


Maria Cummings, founder