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COBALT CUSTOM POOLS, LLC 832-758-0331 • Custom Pools/Spas • Service/Repairs/Remodels • Monthly Pool Service • Landscape Lighting • Mosquito Misting Systems • Firepits/Outdoor Kitchens • Arbors/Covered Patios • Fully Insured Call us for a FREE Consultation! STEVE TOUCHY Attorney At Law Serving Businesses and Families Since 1983 Copperfield/Cypress • Wills • Trusts • Probate • Divorce • Employment • Adoption • Consumer Law • Incorporation • Collections • Partnership • Liens • Real Estate • Commercial Law 281-858-0700 15840 FM 529, Suite 280 Houston, Texas 77095 Located in the Chase Bank Building on FM 529 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 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 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, to find out about opportunities near you. 32 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 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 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. March 2018 | Hearthstone Community Newsletter

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 or see VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DREAM DACHSHUND RESCUE DREAM Dachshund Rescue, Education & Adoption Mission is a Houstonbased 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing abandoned Dachshunds and finding new homes for Dachshunds whose owners can no longer care for them. Our committed volunteers, working closely with local veterinarians, provide our Dachshunds with quality medical care and loving foster homes until they are adopted into carefully screened, forever homes. DREAM is currently looking for caring volunteers to provide temporary foster care for our many rescued Dachshunds-in-need, currently awaiting adoption. Prior to their adoption, DREAM continues to pay for all medical care and monthly heart worm prevention. There is no long-term commitment required. Food, water, shelter and a soft place to rest is all you need to provide. The “love” just comes naturally. Questions? Please send us an email to: and a volunteer will respond to you right away with all the information you need! Ready to Foster? Please visit our website at: and click on the FOSTER tab to fill out our online Foster Application. 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 Maxine Stefano, Volunteer Manager, at or at 713-266-8777 ext.16. START THE NEW YEAR WITH A NEW BEST FRIEND AND FAMILY MEMBER! Loving Arms Pet Placement has an assortment of wonderful dogs and cats hoping for their forever homes. We have all different types of small to large dogs, mixed breeds and many wonderful cats to choose from. We are a foster-based rescue for dogs and cats. If you are not ready to commit to adopting a dog or cat permanently, the animals also need foster families. Besides providing food, water and a safe place to sleep, foster families socialize the animals so they are people friendly. Include the animal in your daily home life inside your home. Get to know them as TheRiot REALTY TEAM 281-381-9137 We are here for all of your Real Estate Needs. Call 281-381-9137 or email to learn more about how now is the perfect time to sell for top dollar. Hearthstone Community Newsletter | March 2018 33