While the Foundation’s core focus and scope of work is a clear mandate, we remain open to Faris’ guiding principle to always “go with the Flow.” This reminder is a generous invitation to engage and collaborate with the flow of good that is happening for children already by other organizations and groups.
Faris Strong Giving
The Kinkaid Lower School was inspired by Faris’ generosity (he explained to his teachers when meal deliveries were being sent home that he was okay and they needed to support others in need of nutritious meals) and took it on as a call to action. His leadership inspired the Faris Strong Giving Campaign. Kinkaid Lower School partners with Brighter Bites and KIPP SHINE to package fresh produce for families as well as with Books Between Kids, serving Houston’s at-risk children by providing books to build their home libraries. Faris, during his hospital stays, would give gifts on holidays to other patients and this too ignited the holiday gift drive with KIPP SHINE.
Faris Strong Giving is embedded in the Kinkaid Lower School culture and is a testimony to Faris’ legacy of his loving kindness for others. If you would like to share your loving kindness, please reach out to us for your own Faris Strong Giving event.
The Faris Foundation also collaborates by going with the Flow of other kindred organizations that are doing impactful work in the cancer field, such as:
- Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
- St. Baldrick’s Foundation
- Chance for Hope Foundation