About

Dekeday Foundation

David Tepera has been a resident of League City for over 25 years. He has been a local resident for most of his life. David was raised in LaMarque Texas where he graduated high school in 1980. David received a Bachelors of Science degree from University of Houston.

Dylan and Daylyn Tepera have lived in League City all of their young lives.

The Dekeday Foundation was created in 2009 by David Tepera and his two children in League City.  Dylan is now a student at Clear Springs High School. Daylyn is now a student at Creekside Middle School. This single parent family is a true inspiration for all families.

How it all began

Summer of 2009, the Tepera family received around 200 children’s books for personal reading from a family member in Dallas. To them it was an over abundance of books. They contacted Galveston Independent school district for a donation. Julie Schwart, Galveston ISD Coordinator informed them of a dire need for school books due to Hurricane Ike.

The Tepera family decided to collect more books for the needy Galveston children through others. Within two months, they collected over 400 children’s books. Galveston ISD was overly thankful towards their efforts. David and the children recognized there was a need for many less fortunate people and families. It was a feature story in Galveston Daily News.

The Tepera family decided to form an organization thus created “Dekeday Foundation”. This foundation is registered with the state of Texas as a children’s non-profit organization.

Dekeday Foundation Giving Back

  •  Collected over $8,000 worth of medical equipment for Jesse Tree Organization in Galveston. The Jesse Tree Organization helps needy families in Galveston County.
  • Volunteered to help feed over 500 needy families in Galveston.
  •  Volunteered at League City Animal Shelter.
  • Through the help of “Church at Springs” collected Christmas toys for 3 homeless families in League City.
  • Through the help from Chic Fila, collected 200 school uniforms for needy families in Clear Creek ISD.
  • Donated over 100 school books for Gilmore Elementary Library in League City.
  • Donated over 400 elementary school books to Galveston Independent School District
  • Donated Christmas gifts and helped distribute gifts for The Angel Program at the Salvation Army in Galveston

Dekeday Foundation Goal

The Dekeday Foundation was created to get other children involved in their perspective communities and make a positive impact. We want families, neighborhoods, communities to support, help and come together to grow a positive and loving environment for all.

The Dekeday Foundation website will recognize and feature students, people and businesses who reach out and give back to the city we love.

David, Dylan and Daylyn Tepera