Going On Now
Philanthropy is the recognized leader in cause-driven retailing. We curate and design our apparel, home and gift products with purpose, passion, style and quality offering our customers a unique platform for giving through our commitment to give a minimum of 10% of every sale to charity through local, national and global opportunities. The cornerstone of every Philanthropy store is the Prayer chapel. Our stores, our brand, our message is all centered around the idea of prayer. Prayers of thanksgiving, prayers for healing, prayers of hope, prayers of despair, loss and pain, prayers to the God of heaven who hears our prayers. We have hope not in the answer to prayers, but in the one who answers them, in His time and His way. It is because of this hope, that we in turn share the love of Christ with others. We continually strive to be a generous expression of the heart of God in all we do as a company.
“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”
1 John 3:17-18
Meet our Owners
The Battle Family
Jackie and Christine have been best friends since middle school, they started dating their sophomore year in college, and have been together ever since. Jackie could have gone to any college on a full-ride scholarship, but decided to play for the University of Houston to stay near Christine who attended Houston Baptist University. Jackie went on to play eight years in the National Football League where he was able to use his platform to further the Kingdom, giving God the glory. Thankful to be a part of the NFL family, Jackie was also thankful for the length of time he was able to play. Jackie’s career lasted eight years, longer than the average three, seen by most running backs in the NFL. In life after football, they are forever grateful for the grace God continues to bestow on their family. During their time in the league, God blessed them with two amazing children, London Grace and Justus Jace.
The transition into life after the NFL is often difficult for those players who only lived and breathed football. Thankfully, for Christine and Jackie, their faith in God’s sovereignty, in Jesus Christ, and in believing that God’s will would be done, abolished all of those fears of not knowing what exactly they were going to do. After retirement, Jack and Christine both decided that they would take a year off and enjoy their children, family, and friends. During this period, the NFL paid Jackie to go to a business class at Wharton College where he gained a wealth of information and guidance.
As that year ended, they revisited the discussion about what exactly they wanted to do in regards to their future. They wanted to own their own company and wanted to incorporate their faith into a business that boldly stands for Christ. One evening, God led them to an article that told of franchising opportunities with Philanthropy. Christine recalled how she loved shopping there during their time in Nashville, when Jackie played for the Tennessee Titans. It is then that they began to pray for God’s leading. As they sought God’s wisdom and desire for their family, He began opening doors that they knew were only being opened because of God’s grace and mercy.
So thankful to be a part of the Philanthropy family, they are excited to continually seek God’s provision through this new journey. Their goal is to be mindful and intentional in keeping Jesus the focus while not forgetting the importance of family. The family goal is to impact every patron that visits the store, serve their community and to be a faithful witness for God in all of their business dealings. Their commitment is to always prioritize God, family and work in such a way as to both glorify and honor God.