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Fort Bend County Women’s Center Invites Volunteers to Pennies Open House

posted Apr 7, 2013, 7:55 PM by Fort Bend Exchange   [ updated Apr 7, 2013, 7:58 PM ]

The Fort Bend County Women’s Center is inviting the community to learn more about the PennyWise Pennies volunteer opportunity at PennyWise Resale Centers. Three Open Houses will be held on April 11 and 12. Attendees can learn more about the various volunteer opportunities offered at PennyWise while enjoying refreshments. Open Houses will be held at the following times:

  • Thursday, April 11 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at PennyWise Richmond, 1120 Hwy 90A, Richmond 77406
  • Thursday, April 11 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm at PennyWise Stafford, 13945 Murphy Rd., Stafford 77477
  • Friday, April 12, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at PennyWise Mission Bend, 6808 Hwy 6S, Houston 77083

Please RSVP to Liz Moreno ( or 832-274-4542).

Last July, the Women’s Center introduced this new way for the community to make a difference in the lives of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through the PennyWise “Pennies” Volunteer Program. “Pennies” earn different recognition levels based on how many hours of service they complete during the year. Copper Pennies donate 60 service hours per year; Silver Pennies donate 144 hours and Gold Pennies donate 288 service hours per year. Pennies work a minimum of 3-hour shifts. Pennies receive a recognition pin denoting their level of service and are recognized on the Pennies Wall of Fame at each PennyWise location. Volunteers are able to pick any of six (6) positions: donation volunteers, donation center attendants, sorters, merchandise volunteers, greeters and pricers. As with all Women’s Center volunteers, Pennies’ volunteer hours translate into grant funding for the Women’s Center. By becoming a Penny, these great volunteers are not just helping at PennyWise, they are also raising funds for the Women’s Center!

PennyWise Resale Centers are an integral part of the Fort Bend County Women’s Center. Donations to PennyWise are used to provide necessary items for Women’s Center clients and their children, as well as sold to the public at the resale stores. All proceeds from sales to the public are used to fund the programs and services provided by the Women’s Center to clients and their children.

If you are unable to attend an Open House, but would like to become a Penny or volunteer for the Women’s Center in any other capacity, please visit or contact Amber Paaso ( or 281-344-5759).

Fort Bend Exchange,
Apr 7, 2013, 7:55 PM