A believer in both shared success and fortune, Armando has given both time and financial means to multiple charities across the nation. In addition, he has helped many of his own employees when tragedy strikes and participates in local charity events annually.
The community that has given so much to Armando is near and dear to his heart, and he takes all opportunities to give back to those in need. Armando strives to be the example and is dedicated to keeping his industry as one of the most giving and charitable in the country and around the world.
Battered Women’s & children’s Shelter Of San Antonio
When Armando heard the news that the Battered Women’s Shelter in San Antonio had over $2,000 worth of Christmas presents stolen by some punks, Armando couldn’t sit back and let these kids have their Christmas stolen. He brought over toys to replace the loss and then some by also bringing other goods and items that the shelter needed and delivered them the very next day.
The mission of Family Violence Prevention Services Inc. is to break the cycle of violence and to strengthen families, by providing the necessary tools for self-sufficiency through the delivery of emergency shelter, transitional housing, education, effective parenting education, and early intervention with children and youth.
If you would like to know more or get involved with their mission you can go to the FVPS website here.
If you would like to to donate funds or see other ways to give you can visit the Ways to Give page here.
In April of 2015, Armando made an enormous pledge and dedication to three separate San Antonio charities, totaling over $1,000,000.
One of these charities was the Central and South Texas chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Armando donated a total of $350,000 to the charity. According to Amy Hone of the South Texas chapter, it takes on average about $5,000 to grant a child’s wish. Armando’s generous donation makes it possible to make so many children’s dreams come true.
Never one to go small in any endeavor, Armando also pledged his commitment to donating money to the Central and South Texas chapter of the Foundation by participating in what’s called the “Chairman’s Challenge.” This challenge prompts someone to donate a total of $100,000 within a consecutive period of 5 years, a challenge Armando was honored to take on.
These donations and recognitions prompted the Make-A-Wish Foundation to name Armando Montelongo their “Outstanding Philanthropist”. “I am humbled and honored to receive such an accolade. This award is emblematic of my personal and business commitment to community involvement and helping those in need,” Armando said of the recognition.
Armando is a long-time believer and educator in philanthropic endeavors, and is dedicated to sharing his success and fortune in any cause that he can.
Other donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation:
Wounded Warrior Project
As a part of a charitable donation to three separate San Antonio charities totaling over $1,000,000, Armando donated a portion to the Wounded Warrior Project.
This project strives to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.
The purposes of the project are:
- To raise awareness and enlist aid for the needs of injured service members
- To help injured service members aid and assist each other
- To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members
In April of 2015, Armando donated $350,000 to the Wounded Warriors Project. “I feel very blessed to be in a position where both life and business are centered and successful,” Armando said after presenting the check to representatives of the project.
In addition to donating money to the Wounded Warriors Project, Armando made donations to The Humane Society and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas.
For his last contribution of his three part donation, Armando generously gave $350,000 to the San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS), totalling to $1,050,000.
The Humane Society is the United States’ largest and most effective animal protection nonprofit organization. Every year, they provide hands-on care and service for more than 100,000 animals.
The SAHS is a no-kill organization that has served San Antonio and its surrounding areas since 1952. Every year, the SAHS provides shelter, medical treatment, and rehabilitation for more than 4,000 animals.
Their mission is to protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats by providing shelter, care, adoption, rescue, spay and neuter programs, and community education.
The animals obtained have been injured, abused, surrendered by their owners, or found as strays and remain in their care until they are adopted. SAHS uses their adoption, volunteer, foster, and educational programs to educate the public about the importance of responsible pet ownership, microchipping, and spaying/neutering.
Because they are a no-kill organization, SAHS does their best to give all animals a second chance to a go to a good home.
Many assume that the SAHS receives funds from the Humane Society of the United States, but that isn’t the case. Thanks to Armando’s generous donation, the SAHS will be sustainable for many years to come.