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Cinco Ranch 1 February 2018

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hold a food or clothing drive for StandUp For Kids, please contact me at HeatherE@standupforkids.org to learn more about StandUp For Kids or how you can help, visit our website at www.standupforkids.org. The single greatest need, for homeless and street kids is our continuous caring and real support. We must convince them that we care, we want them back and we want to help them get off the streets. Adopt A US Soldier Adopt A US Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers and donors to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians with deployed soldiers and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to those serving in the United States Armed Forces. Adopt A US Soldier is sustained by its volunteer workforce located across the United States. After a supporter asked a soldier what they needed, his response was as follows: “No requests, just don’t want to be forgotten.” -LCPL O.J.T. III When registering for Adopt A US Soldier your involvement can range from writing letters and sending postcards, to mailing care packages full of items a soldier may need or want. Handwritten letters are most important and meaningful to soldiers. Adopt A US Soldier encourages civilians to adopt a soldier to show your support for those that are making sacrifices for our country. If interested, please go to www.adoptaussoldier.org to register. Spanish Meadows Volunteer Opportunity In just 1 hour you could touch the hearts of at least 4 seniors. Do you have a little free time? Do you enjoy the company of seniors? We would love to have you volunteer your time and services to our wonderful residents. Spanish Meadows Nursing and Rehab opened its doors in the fall of 2005 bringing quality care in a luxury environment to Katy and surrounding communities. We are located at 1480 Katy Flewellen Road, Katy, TX 77494. To get further information on volunteering, please contact Robbin at 281-394-0088 or spanishmeadowsactivities@gmail.com. Please visit our website at www.spanish-meadows.com. Volunteer Opportunities at Houston Aphasia Recovery Center HARC, a non-profit wellness facility for persons with aphasia, is looking for volunteers to help in our programs. HARC is located at 3701 Briarpark Drive, Suite #310, Houston 77042, which is just inside of Beltway 8 in the Westchase district of town. We offer training and support to all of our volunteers. Volunteer days and times are flexible based on need. For more information, contact our center at 713-781- 7100. More information about HARC and aphasia is also available on our website: www.harctx.org. 28 Katy Christian Ministries Needs Volunteers Katy Christian Ministries is looking for volunteers to help in various areas of the ministry and special events. If you would love to make a difference in the community by volunteering, please visit our website at www. ktcm.org, email volunteer@ktcm.org or call 281-391-5261 for further information. HealthBridge Volunteering HealthBridge Children’s Hospital, www.healthbridgehouston.com, located in the Westchase District of Houston is looking for volunteers. Our 40 bed pediatric facility helps children ages 0-21 years of age as they transition from hospital to home. Volunteers can assist our team with direct patient interactions (play, baby holding, reading, mentoring) and indirect patient care (greeters, phone reception and administrative tasks). Volunteer hours vary, please contact Ellyn Poole at epoole@ nhsltd.com for more information. Volunteers Wanted At Buckner Hospice Of Houston Buckner Hospice of Houston is in need of volunteers. We offer many different volunteer opportunities from Patient visits to office duties. Hours of very flexible to fit your busy schedule. You donate the number of hours you can. Please contact Toni Cruse Volunteer Coordinator at 281- 493-6800 or 713-918-9320 for more information. The Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center Has Volunteer Opportunities Available STAY ACTIVE. STAY ENGAGED. A new place for seniors to learn, located at 16600 Pine Forest Lane, near Texas 6 and Clay Road. Free classes available to Harris County residents 55 and older on subjects ranging from basic computer skills to digital photography to astronomy, photo editing and memory enhancement. We need you in our classrooms! Get free volunteer training. Teach your own computer class. Contact us now at 713-274-3250 or email us: glaziersec@hctx.net. Operated by Harris County Precinct Three Commissioner Steve Radack. Katy Quilters Needs Help For Charities Calling on all the quilters in the area to help make pillowcases and small blankets. This last year we donated over 200 pillowcases and small blankets to various charities. The demand is even higher with all of the families that have lost their homes because of the fires in and around February 2018 | Cinco Ranch Community Area Newsletter

our area. We need you and we have fabric that has been donated but we need your hands and time to make someone smile. If you would like to help, call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000. Volunteer Opportunities: Vantage Hospice Vantage Volunteers Needed! Looking to volunteer in a way that makes a difference in people’s lives? This is it! Our compassionate volunteer team takes an individualized approach to care. We help provide the best quality of life, for the end of life. This is accomplished through social interaction, companionship, active listening and activities. In addition, sometimes we aide and support the family by relieving the caregiver. If interested, contact Tracy Roth at troth@vantagehospice.com. Foster Children: Preparation For Adult Living (Pal) When foster children reach age 18, they are considered independent. That’s difficult for kids who have been wards of the state, with necessities arranged by caseworkers with state funds. Now they’ll have to figure out how to organize themselves and make their money last a whole month. Fortunately, Child protective Services offers them a program to help prepare for independence: Preparation for Adult Living (PAL). The year-long course culminates in an all-day workshop hosted by the National Council for Jewish Women (NCJW). The course is held at Junior Achievement’s BizTown, using computer kiosks sponsored by local businesses. Want to help with PAL or other NCJW programs that help change lives with hands-on community service? Contact info@ ncjwhouston.org or see www.ncjwhouston.org. Volunteer Opportunities At Christ Clinic Katy Christ Clinic Katy is a nonprofit that provides quality healthcare to uninsured and underinsured patients living Fort Bend and Harris Counties. Volunteers Medical Providers (MD, DO, NP, PA or specialty provider) Nurses, Medical Assistants, medical students and individuals looking to learn more about the medical field are needed to help Christ Clinic fulfill its mission. To volunteer, please call Beverly Allen at 281- 574-1540 or via email at beverly@christclinickaty.org. Or visit www. christclinickaty.org to register for an upcoming volunteer orientation. Literacy Advance of Houston is looking for volunteers Your way to transform a life in need… Teach someone to read! Just a few hours a week can make all the difference for someone in your community! Literacy Advance is Houston’s largest and oldest 100% volunteer-supported literacy organization - and we need your help! We’re calling all passionate volunteers to help adults learn to read, write and speak English. All classes are free because they are taught by caring people just like you willing to volunteer a few hours a week. We’d love to match you with a person in need. Ola read her first book at age 49, thanks to a tutor just like you. Prior teaching experience is welcome but not necessary. Training and ongoing support is provided and we have locations across the city. Other volunteer opportunities are available as well, to find out more please contact Anna Zubkova, Volunteer Manager, at tutor@literacyadvance.org or at 713-266-8777 ext.16. Give A Senior The Gift Of Mobility! Katy Area Ride Service Needs Your Help Driving Older Adults Katy Area Ride Service (KARS) is looking for your assistance in transporting seniors in need of personal (hair salon, bank, classes, volunteering, visiting a loved one, taking a pet to the vet) and occasional medical rides. Rides are provided in your personal vehicles to passengers who are age 65+ and ambulatory (not wheelchair bound, may use walking aids). Time commitment is flexible and you choose the Katy territory in which you want to drive. Volunteers do not provide rides that go east of Barker Cypress, north of Clay Road, west of FM 1463 or south of Bellaire Blvd at the Grand Parkway. Benefits to Volunteer Drivers include the opportunity to help seniors retain independent living, dignity and freedom. Drivers tell us the day(s) and times they are able to drive. Drivers choose if they wait for the senior or return later to pick them up. Drivers must be between 21 years of age and 78 years of age with a good driving record, pass a background check and show proof of insurance coverage (state minimums) as required by the State of Texas. To request a volunteer driver application, call 832-773-8645 or email info@karskaty.org. KARS operates under an official 501(c)(3) that designates it as a transportation service provider for seniors and non-wheelchair bound persons with disabilities. Interpreters Needed Christ Clinic, 25722 Kingsland, Blvd Suite 101, Katy, TX 77494, provides quality medical care to the uninsured. We are in need of bilingual volunteers to facilitate communication between Spanish-speaking patients and English-speaking staff by providing skilled language interpretation services. Volunteers will serve as Interpreters for doctors, nurses and other health professionals. The clinic is also in need of Medical Providers (MD, DO, NP, PA or specialty provider) Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants and medical students looking to gain experience in a charity medical clinic setting. To volunteer, please call Michael Peterson at 832-913-8476 or via email at michael@christclinickaty.org. Visit www. christclinickaty.org to complete a volunteer form. Katy Community Giving Circle The Katy Community Giving Circle is open to any resident of the Katy area or surrounding communities who wants to make a difference by giving collectively. Our mission is to create a circle of giving in our community by collectively contributing to organizations that will benefit or improve the lives of people in our neighborhoods. By combining members tax deductible donations of just $10 per month, we are determined to make a greater giving impact! In our first year we have been able to gift grants to 2 local organizations and we are building a community of giving friends along the way! For more information please visit our facebook page facebook.com/katycommunitygivingcircle. Give Back & Mentor A Local Juvenile Please commit to becoming a positive adult role model for the youth in our community. The juveniles are referred by the Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Department. There are so many children in need of a listening ear and encouragement. Come forward and be that person for someone in need… you may be the ONLY one! Mentors must be 21 years of age and willing to give a minimum of an hour per week. Please contact Susan Bearden at 281-633-7317, susan.bearden@fortbendcountytx.gov or www.facebook.com/fortbendjpdspecialprograms. Cinco Ranch Community Area Newsletter | February 2018 29