When Jordan Howard and her mother found out that their names were not drawn in a lottery to participate in a mother-daughter charity organization, they decided to turn the sour news into sweet success by starting a fundraiser using Jordan's passion for playing softball. In the summer of 2011, she and her sister, Peyton, a pitcher, started Hits For Homeless.

Reaching out to friends, family, friends, coaches, neighbors, teachers, and other supporters, she and her sister asked for pledges for each base hit earned playing league, school and summer tournament team softball. Pledges ranged from .50 cents to $1.00, with some pledging higher amounts for doubles, triples, and home runs. Their first fundraiser raised nearly $750.00 for SEARCH Homeless Services, one of Houston's largest 501(c)3 charitable organizations whose sole purpose is to engage, stabilize, house, and educate homeless persons so that they can become employed and increase their income potential.

To date, Jordan and Peyton have raised more than $6,000.00 dollars to support the efforts of SEARCH.

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