Lifting the spirits of ill children and their families through entertainment and family activities.
Story hours is an opportunity for our members to go to various hospitals - such as Texas Children's, Shriners, MD Anderson, and McLane - and read stories, perform skits, play games, or do crafts with the kids.
Starlight coordinates a donation and toy drive every fall that benefits the local Ronald McDonald House Charities!
CAMP FOR ALL
Our members volunteer at this unique, barrier-free camp, working to enrich the lives of children with challenging illnesses, diseases, or disabilities.
Preemie Prints supports families with babies born prematurely or critically ill. Our members participate in Sew & Crafts to make items for the local NICUs. This year, Starlight is organizing the Little Monsters 5K to raise money for Preemie Prints!
Texas Chargers Retreat is an annual retreat where families touched by CHARGE syndrome are able to connect with and support one another. Our members spend the day doing fun activities with the CHARGE kids at the retreat.
This event allows our volunteers to join with thousands of walkers in recognizing Down Syndrome awareness month.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
Boys and Girls club is an after school program in Bryan, Texas. We as members get to join the children during their after school activities.
CRAFTS FOR THE HOSPITALS
Throughout the semester, Starlight members meet to make crafts such as blankets, gift baskets, and games to donate to the hospitals. This includes Jared Boxes, which are care packages filled with toys other gifts for the kids!
Starlight Aggies is a student led organization at Texas A&M University, dedicated to lifting the spirits of ill children and their families through entertainment, support, and family activities. Our organization originated on campus in 2010, and has made many improvements throughout the years in expanding our service projects to those who live in the Bryan/College Station community.
As members of starlight, we strive to serve the community around us. Some of the ways in which this is possible is volunteering at local hospitals, after school programs, non profit NICU organizations, summer camps, and many more. Starlight offers Aggies not only unity, selfless service, and cherish-able memories, but a family. We work as a whole to give back to the children, their families, and touch the lives of those in the community surrounding us.
COLOR RUN FOR ALL - NEW FUN RUN COMING IN SPRING 2021
For the past two years, Starlight Aggies have organized the Little Monsters Fun & Angel Baby Butterfly Release for Preemie Prints, a local nonprofit. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to change our fundraiser entirely. We thank Preemie Prints for allowing us to work with them the past few years and wish them the best!
Starlight Aggies have partnered with Camp for All to create a new fun run, Color Run for All. This event will raise money for Camp for All, a unique, barrier-free camp working in partnership with other not-for-profit organizations to enrich the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs and their families throughout the year. We have enjoyed volunteering with Camp for All for the past few years, and we are excited about the opportunity to help them raise money to continue their amazing program!