One of the few remaining family-owned funeral homes in Houston, Morales resonates with the East Downtown community as one of the neighborhood’s most influential entities. Christina Morales has continued her grandmother Angela V. Morales’ tradition of giving back to the predominantly Mexican-American residents of the East End by hosting events like the Giveaway and donating to local institutions like Community Family Centers, Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professors, Houston Community College and Pasadena ISD. The Morales Memorial Foundation was created by Morales’s grandmother in 1993 to empower young Latinos and others in the community to pursue education and a career. “The rapid change in East End is an opportunity for residents to benefit as well as contribute to the area and education is the vital for this to happen” says Christina Morales.
The Back to School Supplies Giveaway is an opportunity for the funeral home to give back to the community and provide its future leaders with basic tools needed to start the school year off right.