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Sydney Harbour March 2018

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CYPRESS FAIRBANKS MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER AUXILIARY Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary, 10655 Steepletop Drive, is in need of additional volunteers. They have a great need for volunteers to work at the information desk. If interested, please contact the hospital at 281-897-3186 and ask for the manager. STANDUP FOR KIDS StandUp For Kids is an all volunteer organization. We are in need of your support. For those who want to get involved in outreach, StandUp For Kids provides training to provide you the tools to reach out and make a difference in kids’ lives. Thirteen kids die on the street everyday, from abuse, disease and suicide. By getting involved you can make a difference and give back to your community. Volunteering is not only rewarding to you, it can save a kid’s life. You can find more information about our program at www. standupforkids.org or email Houston@standupforkids.org to volunteer. AMBASSADORS UNITED ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING MINISTRY Join us for regular street and brothel incursion outreaches to rescue souls for Christ and help end human trafficking in Houston. Our ministry is based on Romans 15:21 To whom He was not announced, they shall see and those who have not heard shall understand. Visit our website for details and volunteer information at www.ambassadorsunited.org. CY-FAIR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department provides fire, rescue and EMS services to 156 square miles of Northwest Harris County for the residents of Harris County Emergency Service District #9. By operating from 12 community based volunteer fire stations we are able to quickly and efficiently respond to help our neighbors in times of emergency. For more information on the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department or on how you can join the other 350 volunteers of our Department and be one of Cy-Fair’s bravest, call us at 281-550-6663 or visit us on the web at www. cyfairvfd.org. 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. 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. JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization devoted to inspiring and preparing young students to succeed in a global economy. In partnership with businesses and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to schools, opening student minds to their true potential. Junior Achievement programs, taught by local business professionals, community volunteers and parents, build a bridge between school 20 March 2018 | Sydney Harbour Community Newsletter

learning and young people’s future success in their work world and real lives by offering hands-on activities that further explore the topics of free enterprise, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Contact the Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas office today, 713-682- 4500 or www.houston.ja.org, to find out about opportunities near you. PEARL FINCHER MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS Interested in volunteering your time, talents and energy to a most worthwhile local cause? Consider joining the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts Volunteer Guild! The mission of the Pearl’s Volunteer Guild is to: • Promote volunteerism in the Northwest Houston area by providing vital, on-going volunteer support for the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts educational programs. • Develop leadership potential and knowledge within its membership • Further perpetuate the appreciation of fine art and the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts in the community. Information about the volunteer guild can be found at www.pearlmfa. org. The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit organization that is solely supported through Grants and private donations from community residents, businesses and friends of the museum. 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 at glaziersec@pct3.com. Operated by Harris County Precinct Three Commissioner Steve Radack. SPECIAL CHEERS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS Special CHEERS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing Occupational Therapy to children with special needs of all ages living in and around the greater Houston area. Our facility is unique in that we utilize animals, including horses, dogs, goats, pigs, lambs and rabbits as an integral part of each child’s therapy treatment plan. Being a nonprofit organization, we are constantly looking for extra help around the farm. Therefore, Special CHEERS would like to welcome all high school and college-aged students interested in working with both children and animals to volunteer after school, on the weekends or seasonally (i.e., summer camp). Please call our director, Ms. Fritzi, at 713-983-0075, for more information. A background check will be required of all individuals applying for a volunteer position at our facility. 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. LEADING MEDICINE STARTS WITH HOUSTON METHODIST PRIMARY CARE At Houston Methodist Primary Care Group, your family is at the center of all we do. From simple checkups to more complex concerns, our board-certified physicians provide the compassionate care you need as well as access to our leading network of world-class specialists. Schedule online today, visit houstonmethodist.org/pcg or call 713.394.6638. 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. Sydney Harbour Community Newsletter | March 2018 21