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FBCWC December 2012 eNewsletter

posted Dec 16, 2012, 9:17 PM by Crissy Nolen

Fort Bend County Women's Center

December 2012

 

 

Assisting Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Table of Contents

Thank You

Upcoming Events

Volunteer

 

 

 

Quick Links

Client Story

Our Website

Donate Now

Email Us

 

Tax Savings!

Last chance for those 2012 tax deductions! Please keep PennyWise in mind! In addition to women's and children's clothing, we accept furniture,electronics, jewelry, men's clothing, shoes, sports equipment housewares and even cars. Visit any of our four donation locations or arrange for pick-up of large items by calling 281-344-5770 or email pick-ups@fortbendwomenscenter.org  

 

Katie's Story

From a desperate, depressed abused woman to a confident, educated, safe member of society Read Katie's Story

 

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My letter will be short and sweet this month. We have so much to be thankful for as you will see below! I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah or whatever holiday you may be celebrating. Here's to the best in 2013!

 

 

Executive Director, FBCWC

 

 

 

 

Thank You 

SportsRadio 610 J&R Yuletide Drive

When Josh Innes and Rich Lord took to the airwaves on Monday, December 3, they told us they hoped to raise $5k for the Women's Center. But when the J&R Yuletide Drive closed, thanks to the generosity of their listeners, we had received pledges for $70k plus donations of diapers, wipes and many other essential supplies! This exceeded our wildest dreams! Thank you so much SportsRadio610, Josh, Rich, their listeners and all the donors who gave their support!

 

Fort Bend Junior Service League

We were one of the lucky beneficiaries of the 2012 Sugar Plum Market presented by the Fort Bend Junior Service League. The Sugar Plum Market has become such a treasured Fort Bend holiday tradition that benefits so many Fort Bend non-profits and we are so honored to be counted as one. Thank you FBJSL for your continued support of our mission!

 

Japaneiro's Sushi Bistro and Latin Fusion Grill

Last year the men of Japaneiro's grew their 'Staches for Cash... This year, they grew some Beards for Bucks! We can't help but love their creativity as they grow facial hair all in the name of the Women's Center. We were honored to accept their $650 donation and let the guys know they could shave again!

 

Can You Say, "Gobble, Gobble"?

Thanks to the following donors and many more, we were able to provide a Thanksgiving dinner for all of our clients that would not have had one otherwise:

  • Jim Adler
  • Brightwater Garden Club
  • Calvary Episcopal Church
  • Firetron
  • Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors
  • Fort Bend Senior Citizens
  • Fort Bend Sheriff's Academy
  • George Ranch FFA
  • Wayne Glemser
  • Rotary Club of Richmond
  • Royal Dukes Club
  • Deanna Smith
  • St. Theresa Catholic Church
  • Sugar Land Exchange Club "Garland Mueller" Turkey Drive
  • Sugar Land and Mission Bend COC
  • Sugar Mill Montessori

 

Santa Store

Thanks to donations ranging from 110 bikes and more than 1,000 toys from corporations like Firetron, Westlake Chemical and neighborhood toy drives to smaller individual donations, our clients and their children will be able to have a very nice Christmas this year complete with presents to unwrap. Thank you also to everyone who has volunteered their time to set up the Santa Store and will be helping clients "shop" next week!

 

Nice and Cozy!

Our clients will be warm and cozy this winter wrapped in beautiful quilts donated by the "Nutty Knotters" and other quilting groups. The quilts are all unique and handmade! Thank you!

 

Happy Holidays

Because of your loyalty to FBCWC we say “thank you” and offer you this “Gift Certificate” which entitles you and your family to an abundance of love, peace and joy this holiday giving season. Your support of the Fort Bend County Women’s Center is appreciated and we look forward to you working with us as we continue helping these survivors become safe and self-sufficient.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events 

Girlfriends Giggle Tickets Available Now

Treat yourself to the ultimate in indulgences on February 7 at Giggle 2013. You deserve it! Where else can you come in your pajamas, participate in a pajama contest, drink Giggletinis, dine on Fort Bend's finest cuisine, shop Fort Bend's most stylish boutique-wear and experience Fort Bend's most relaxing and beautifying salon and spa treatments? Only at Giggle! We sold out last year. Don't miss out! Tickets are $67 - the same cost as housing a woman in the Women's Center Shelter for a day. Buy tickets

 

Want to Volunteer?

Contact Patty Holt, Volunteer Coordinator for Special Events, by email at pholt@fortbendwomenscenter.org or call 281.344.5761

 

 

 

Volunteer 

Needed: PennyWise Call Center Representatives

Help us answer busy phones for our PennyWise Resale Centers!  This includes scheduling our trucks for donation pickups (using Google Calendar) and answering general questions about our Resale Centers.  The Call Center is at our PennyWise Donation Center located at 4737 Highway 6 in Missouri City.  In between calls, if you like, you can assist with a variety of tasks at our Donation Center like sorting clothing or greeting donors.  We ask that volunteers work a minimum of a 3 hour shift during the hours of 9am-6pm.

 

If you are interested, please contact Amber Paaso at apaaso@fortbendwomenscenter.org or 281-545-8592.

 

Direct Service Training Begins in January

Have you ever wanted to get more involved at the Women's Center by working directly with clients? You can! Direct Service Training for volunteers will begin January 15th. Classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening for 3 weeks.   Most of the classes will be held at WCJC Sugar Land Campus. For more information, check out our website or contact Amber Paaso at 281-344-5759 or apaaso@fortbendwomenscenter.org.

 

 

To access free and confidential services, call our 24-hour crisis hotline at
281-342-HELP(4357).

 

CONTACT US:

mail@fortbendwomenscenter.org • Phone: 281-344-5750 • Fax: 281-232-5041

P.O. Box 183 • Richmond, TX 77406

 

 


Fort Bend County Women's Center is a proud United Way of Greater Houston agency. For more information about the United way, visit www.unitedwayhouston.org

 

 

 

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