Local Services in Victoria

Two-Night Dog-Resort Stay, VIP Spaw Day Package, or One Week of Doggie Daycare at Bruno’s Bath House (Up to 59% Off)

Bruno's Bath House

Multiple Locations

Dogs sleep in comfortable suites at night, play inside and outdoors during daycare, or receive a thorough grooming

$56 $28

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5, 10, or 20 One-Hour Jump Passes at Brinca! (Up to 56% Off)

Brinca!

Corpus Christi

Sock-clad children cavort across large multicolored inflatables during open-play times

$50 $25

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$11 for Wash, Dry, and Fold Services for up to 20 Pounds of Laundry at Tejas Coin Laundry ($22 value)

Tejas Coin Laundry

South Side

Laundry specialists in business since 1996 clean and fold garments, keeping customers' wardrobes looking fresh and presentable

$22 $11

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Holiday Photo Shoot with Cards or Canvas Print Photo Shoot at Padre Ryan Photographic (Up to 51% Off)

Padre Ryan Photographic

Central City

Photo shoot with experienced photographer results in either 25 Christmas cards or a 16” x 20” canvas print and $50 in print credit

$80 $39

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Screen or Charging Port Repair for Apple, Samsung, or Android Devices at Cell-Tech (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

Cell-Tech

Corpus Christi

Techs get mobile devices back on their feet by replacing shattered screens or faulty charging ports

$120 $59

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$440 for $800 Worth of Catering Services — His and Her Bridal

His And Her Bridal

Rosenberg

From the merchant: Feeds 100 guest plus 2 servers

$800 $440

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Two, Four, or Six 60-Minute Piano Classes at Joyful Music School (Up to 50% Off)

Joyful Music School

Richmond Rosenberg

Piano lessons teach students the basic scales and proper posture, giving them a foundation to make beautiful music

$52 $26

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120-Minute Studio Photo Shoot with Photo-Review Session from LINDSEY@LINDSEYCLAREPHOTOGRAPHY.COM (70% Off)

Lindsey@lindseyclarephotography.com

New Braunfels

From the merchant: Photographer safely poses your newborn to capture beautiful images in your two-hour session

$150 $45

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Two-Hour Photography Class at Schertz Photography (40% Off)

Schertz Photography

Schertz

From the merchant: Groupon good toward any of our seminars or workshops that run weekly at our on-site classroom or on a field trip

$125 $75

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$49 for $110 Worth of Services at JEI Learning Center

JEI Learning Center

Houston

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$110 $49

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$27 for $58 Worth of Veterinary Services — Long Meadow Veterinary Clinic

Long Meadow Veterinary Clinic

Sugar Land

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$58 $27

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Four Weeks of Toddler Childcare from Bright Minds Montessori (55% Off)

Bright Minds Montessori

Richmond

From the merchant: Provide Montessori day care services that shape the student’s brain through daily nurturing of the child.

$925 $416

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$49 for Kids' Photo Shoot with Hairstyle, Makeup, Costumes, and Props at Enchanted Fairytale Portraits ($125 Value)

Enchanted Fairytale Portraits

Wimberley

Children aged 1–12 dress up as fairies, mermaids, and pirates; hair, light makeup and costumes included

$125 $49

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Spiritual Reading or Intuitive Reading with Chakra Balancing and Numerology at Inner Healing (Up to 55% Off)

Inner Healing

Wimberley

Gifted spiritual healers use their talents to help clients find clarity or make decisions through psychic readings

$50 $25

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Two-Hour Intro to DSLR Photography Class for One or Two at Moxie Photo Studio (Up to 57% Off)

Moxie Photo Studio

Selma

Learn the basics of digital photography, including shooting modes, ISO, and other camera settings in addition to lighting and exposure

$149 $69

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$59 for a 60-Minute Photo Shoot with $100 Print Credit from Carissa Hoopes Photography ($250 Total Value)

Carissa Hoopes Photography

Kyle-Buda

Professional photographer shoots in a candid style to capture families & couples in natural moments

$250 $59

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1040 EZ, 1040, or Small-Business Tax Preparation at Right Way Tax and Financial Services (Up to 67% Off)

Right Way Tax and Financial Services

Katy

Individuals and small-businesses alike get help from consultants when preparing their taxes for the year

$50 $25

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$439 for $799 Worth of Financial Consulting — Credit Repair Nerds

Credit Repair Nerds

Springfield

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$799 $439

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$13 for iPhone 4/4S, 5/5S/5C, or 6/6 Plus Screen Protector at Dr. Cell Phone ($49 Value)

Dr. Cell Phone - Houston

Multiple Locations

Remax tempered-glass screen protectors shield iPhone 4/4S, 5/5S/5C, or 6/6 Plus devices from cracks and damage

$49 $13

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3-Hour BYOB Painting Class for One, Two, or Four, or 2-Hour Kids' Painting Class at That Art Bar (Up to 57% Off)

That Art Bar

Houston

Instructors demonstrate how to paint that session’s piece, such as Starry Night or a dock at dusk; adults can bring their own drinks

$55 $27

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$83 for $165 Worth of Premarital or Marital Coaching— Dr. Blanchard Layton Sr. Life Coach

Life Coaches Of Katy

Highland Trails

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$165 $83

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$9 for $30 Worth of Studio Photography — Image Nation

Image Nation

Katy

Portrait session comes with one 8"x10" sheet and one 5"x7" sheet

$30 $9

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Dry Cleaning Services at Cinco Cleaners (50% Off. Two Options Available.

Cinco Cleaners

Highland Knolls Plaza Mason Road

Eco-friendly cleaners for items such as shirts, pants, suits, dresses, and comforters; orders in by 9 AM, are ready for pickup after 5 PM

$15 $7.50

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Six-Week Beginner Spanish Class or One Month of One-on-One Tutoring at Listo Translating Services (50% Off)

Listo Translating Services

Katy

Students learn Spanish or receive personalized guidance from tutors at a facility dedicated to helping others overcome linguistic barriers

$420 $210

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iPhone 5 Battery Replacement from Gadget Fix (45% Off)

Gadget Fix

Houston

Technicians provide repairs and battery replacement for smartphones and tablets

$69 $38

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One Month of Spanish Preschool or Four Kids' Spanish Classes at Spanish Learning Castle (Up to 48% Off)

Spanish Learning Castle

Shadow Glenn

Certified by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, the family owned and operated business has more than 15 years of business

$760 $399

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One Week of Infant Childcare from The Good Shepherd's Prep Preschoo (45% Off)

Good Shepherd's Prep Preschool

Katy

From the merchant: In a Christ centered environment, infants receive guidance in exploration & discovery with love and personal care.

$200 $110

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60-Minute On-Location Photo Shoot and Disc of Edited Photos from KKC Photography (79% Off)

Kkc Photography

Bridgewater Village

One-hour photo session at a location of your choice. With this package you will get a CD with up to four edited photos.

$275 $58

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Mobile Device Repair at Cell N Trade (Up to 53% Off). Seven Options Available.

Cell N Trade

Cinco Ranch

Technicians get your gadgets up and running again by fixing broken screens or performing other repairs, restorig them to working order

$89 $42

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Founded in 1998, Operation Warm distributes winter coats to children across America, protecting their health and safety as well as buoying their spirits. We spoke to executive director Rich Lalley about the organization?s history, mission, and accomplishments.

The Roots

After reading a newspaper story about children waiting at a bus stop on a cold February day just a mile from his home, retired businessman Dick Sanford was "outraged," Lalley said. "He couldn't understand how children in his community could be without coats. He went to a department store and bought all 58 children's coats in stock" and distributed them through a school, whose superintendent he knew from the Rotary Club. "Dick was blown away by the reaction of the kids and reaction of the parents."

Why a New Coat Means More Than Comfort

"Our motto is 'more than a coat,' and I like to say we bring happiness and warmth to children through a new winter coat," Lalley said. "When they get a brand-new winter coat all their own, it's like Christmas day. You will hear stories of a girl who wears the coat to bed for three weeks, the boy who wants to wear it into April. It's oftentimes the first new piece of clothing the children have received in their lives. They feel better about themselves, and when they feel better about themselves, children perform better in school."

"This Coat Was Made Just for You"

"One of the first coat distributions I was on was at a little afterschool program in [Chicago?s] Rogers Park. A Rotary Club near Rogers Park provides a great deal of support to this little afterschool program called Family Matters. One of the little girls looked at me and said, 'Thank you for the coat. When do I have to give it back?' And we said she could keep it. That's why all our coats have the label 'this coat was made just for you' sewn inside and kids can write their names on it."

Kid-Friendly Coats Made in the United States

Operation Warm distributes hundreds of thousands of new coats around the country each year?so many that it contracts with factories to make coats specifically for it. The organization's coats are brightly colored and have extra-deep pockets and detachable hoods, and they come in sizes 3T to adult large. Although domestic manufacturing tends to be expensive, Lalley says 20% of its coats (about 60,000) are made in a union factory in the United States.

1301 East Rio Grande Street
Victoria,
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The volunteers of Musicians On Call's Bedside Performance Program may not have gone through med school, but that doesn't mean they're not healers. In fact, in some cases the responses they're able to elicit from their small hospital-room audiences—a smile on a stress-racked face, a foot moving ever so slightly to the music—are enough to make most doctors jealous.

The concept is as simple as it is unconventional: a volunteer knocks on a hospital door and asks if the room's occupant would like to hear some music. Patients who agree are treated to a brief private concert, a respite from the anxiety and monotony that can characterize even brief hospital stays. These miniature performances are so effective that in its 14 years of existence the organization has garnered support from celebrities across the musical spectrum and has grown to include branches in six cities: New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Through these branches, it's arranged for more than 400,000 patients, family members, and caregivers to rest their minds and recharge their spirits through the power of live music.

Live music, however, isn't the only salve in Musicians On Call's arsenal. Hospitals in all 50 states, as well as in Puerto Rico and Ireland, have received comprehensive CD libraries, as well as CD players, as part of the organization's Music Pharmacy program.

NBC Nightly News features MOC from Ebie McFarland on Vimeo.

See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand to projects big and small at the Groupon Grassroots blog.

1301 East Rio Grande Street
Victoria,
TX
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In 2011 The Interrupters documentary introduced audiences to three Chicagoans whose job it was to walk the streets of their neighborhoods mediating violent disputes. They were part of CeaseFire?Chicago's Cure Violence program?working with other Violence Interrupters to mediate potentially lethal conflicts in the city. In 2013, CeaseFire workers mediated nearly 700 high-risk conflicts, often by physically standing between feuding individuals, putting their lives at risk to make their communities safer.

In addition to its work in Chicago, Cure Violence operates programs in five other Illinois cities and 22 cities across the US, and across four countries. The organization's founder, Dr. Gary Slutkin, is an epidemiologist who approaches violence as an infectious disease that should be treated like any other?with scientifically proven methods. Those include detection, intervention, and behavior modification, combined to alter a community's perspective of violence and stop the problem at its source.

Within violence-plagued neighborhoods, the organization's Violence Interrupters?often former violence perpetrators?detect and mediate potentially lethal conflicts. Outreach Workers, meanwhile, work with high-risk individuals to change the way they think about violence and help them improve their lives within the system. On a larger scale, Cure Violence shifts the discourse within whole communities and society at large, emphasizing a health approach to violence instead of punishment.

1301 East Rio Grande Street
Victoria,
TX
US

In 2012, FastCompany placed Siiri Morley in its ?League of Extraordinary Women.? The distinction is certainly deserved. Three years prior, Ms. Morley helped co-launch a program in Iraq that provided 50 women with jobs as candle makers and paid them a living wage in a safe workplace. The program included on-the-job training in candle-making as well as the basics of running a small business, equipping the women for future entrepreneurial pursuits. Ms. Morley and her cofounders soon expanded the scope of their program, bringing it back home to Easthampton and giving it a name: Prosperity Candles. Stateside, Prosperity Candles employs female refugees from Bhutan and Burma and guarantees the same workplace rights enjoyed by their coworkers in Iraq.

Prosperity Candles is not a charity. The female artisans work hard to produce beautiful, sweet-smelling candles that can be enjoyed in the home or given as a gift, keeping the company from relaying on outside funding. Each candle arrives on doorsteps with the story of the woman who crafted it, so recipients might reach out to her and offer their encouragement.

Seehow Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand to projects big and small at the Groupon Grassroots blog.

1301 East Rio Grande Street
Victoria,
TX
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Kiva started small. In April 2005, founders Matt Flannery and Jessica Jackley funded seven Kiva loans, totaling $3,500, to entrepreneurs across the globe. By September, all seven borrowers had repaid in full. With this success in hand, Flannery and Jackley expanded, transforming Kiva into a full-fledged nonprofit, operating under the belief that a relatively small amount of money can make a big difference in alleviating poverty. And also that there were people who wanted to lend money to underserved people they'd never met. All it took was establishing a link.

Now more than one million lenders have funded more than $600 million worth of loans to people in even the most remote areas of 80 countries to build businesses, fund home construction, and pay for school tuition. When lenders fund $25 microloans on the website, field partners distribute that money to highly motivated, low-income borrowers in developing areas. Once their efforts come to fruition, the borrowers repay the capital?at an average repayment rate of more than 98%?giving lenders the opportunity to relend to a different project.

1301 E. Rio Grande
Victoria,
TX
US

Featured in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, BenchPrep's educational network prepares students to undertake difficult exams with confidence through innovative and interactive online content. Students can enlist in a field of study from BenchPrep's courses, forged with the aid of McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Wiley, and photocopies of Athena's classroom cheat sheets, to gain access to the site's comprehensive content, reporting, and score-analysis tools. Students cultivate their academic knowledge with content-specific reading material, videos, notes, bookmarks, customizable quizzes, and practice tests.

BenchPrep's innovative cross-platform technology allows online students to begin their studies on a web-based computer and continue their lessons in transit via iPhone, Android, or iPad. Lesson plans can also be downloaded to a smartphone device through the BenchPrep app to facilitate on-the-go learning without an Internet connection, handy for studying in signal-destroying subways or while time traveling to pre-WiFi locales. Upon completion, students receive a digital completion certificate.

1301 E Rio Grande
Victoria,
TX
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