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Houston Family's Home Transformed by Non-Profit TLG Gives

TLG Gives, the philanthropic arm of The Loken Group with Keller Williams, has completed renovations for their 2019 Home Transformation, benefiting Houston-based Menchaca family. Renovations began on July 10 and were completed August 16.

This year’s project was centered around making the Menchaca’s home more handicap accessible for Luis Menchaca, who became confined to a wheelchair in 2014 and has since been living away from his family in a nursing home.

Thanks to the help of local businesses and over 60 volunteers, who donated over 100 hours to complete the project, the Menchaca’s home underwent a full transformation, including a brand-new kitchen with all updated appliances, total renovation of both bathrooms to make them more handicap accessible, two bedrooms combined into one to create an extra large master bedroom, new roof, electrical and plumbing work, fresh interior and exterior paint, all new flooring throughout, widened door widths to meet ADA accessibility and brand new furniture.

“Our goal for this project was to make this home more accessible and functional for Sylvia and Luis. We wanted them to have a home that lasts and that they can enjoy with the rest of their family. Together, with Meraki Construction, we were able to give them a new space to call their own. Thank you to all the sponsors, donors and volunteers who helped make this transformation possible,” said Sydney Kempler, TLG Gives Coordinator.

Sylvia Menchaca, who recently retired from her job as a beloved lunch aide from Ridgemont Elementary, expressed her overwhelming gratitude for TLG Gives. “Me by myself, I don’t know how many years it would have taken me to complete this job. Especially because I am not working anymore. I would never have been able to do what you guys did here – it would have been too much for me. You did a lot for me. Thank you everybody for everything,” said Sylvia.

TLG Gives would like to thank the many benefactors who have made this project possible. Double Platinum Sponsors include Houston Furniture Rental and Sales. Platinum sponsors include the Kelly Rogers Team of Movement Mortgage and Meraki Construction Remodeling. Gold Sponsors include Houston Inspections and Home Warranty of America.

To make a donation or track the Home Transformation progression, visit the TLG Gives website at or follow TLG Gives on Facebook at

TLG Gives does 2 main philanthropic outreach projects annually: The TLG Gives Angel Tree in December and the TLG Gives Home Transformation in the summer, where we surprise one deserving family in need by transforming their home, giving them peace of mind and a comfortable home environment. We take year-round donations to fund these projects in our community. To make your tax-deductible donation, donate using the link below. To learn more about TLG Gives, visit our website at

The Loken Group, a team of specialists out of the Keller Williams Platinum office, serves real estate buyers, sellers and investors in all 9 counties in the Greater Houston Area. The Loken Group, a team of specialists out of the Keller Williams Platinum office, serves real estate buyers, sellers and investors in all 9 counties in the Greater Houston Area. They were named #1 in the Houston Business Journal’s 2019 Top Residential Real Estate Large Teams (Ranked by 2018 Sales Volume – $517.91 million); and #5 in America by REAL Trends The Thousand in 2019, (Teams by Transaction Sides in 2018 – 2,028). In addition, they have been named the #1 Best Place to Work in Houston (2018, medium companies, Houston Business Journal). In 2019, Keller Williams Realty International named The Loken Group #1 in the world for non-expansion group volume and units based on 2018 closings, and gave the company’s CEO, Lance Loken, the prestigious Excellence Award. For more information about The Loken Group, please visit our website,