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Looking Fabulous…from Repurposed to Boutique! Join us for High Tea and a Style Show that combines an exquisite traditional high tea, finger sandwiches and sweets with exciting modeling of the latest spring and formal fashions.
The afternoon also features a premium silent auction, raffle, giveaways and a special award for best dressed mother/daughter duo! There is no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day, and it’s all for a great cause! The money raised will be used to open a transitional living facility to assist young single moms and kids in transition…from surviving to thriving!
**Saturday, April 30th – 11 am to 1 pm; Reflection Bay Event Center, 12234 Shadow Creek Parkway**
RSVP Required by Friday, April 22
If you can’t make it to the event, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution at www.lifeskillshouse.org.
Early Bird Pricing:
- VIP: $75
- Mother/Daughter (18 & Under) Duo: $35
- Adult: $25
- Additional Children 18 & Under: $10
**After April 15, all ticket prices increase by $10 per adult and $5 per child**
Tickets are limited. Purchase tickets online HERE.
Mental Health Matters fundraiser to feature speaker Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter
Staff Sgt. Ty Carter will be the featured speaker at the 2nd Annual Mental Health Matters Fundraising Event on April 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Reflection Bay Event Center, located at 12234 Shadow Creek Pkwy.
The event is hosted by Counseling Connections for Change, Inc. a non-denominational, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. “Our vision is to strengthen mental health in Brazoria County and our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy individuals, families and community,” said Chief Development Officer Charlotte Selvera. The event precludes Mental Health Month in May.
Carter received the Medal of Honor for actions during the battle at Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan. An outpost in Afghanistan’s Nuristan Province was surrounded by almost 300 insurgents who opened fire with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades the morning of October 3, 2009. Fifty-three Americans were stationed there; eight were killed in battle and 25 were wounded, including Carter, who suffered hearing loss, shrapnel injuries and a concussion.
Carter will share his struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress. He advises those suffering from post-traumatic stress to “get help.” While difficult, Staff Sgt. Carter adds that counseling is the only way to heal. Counseling Connections is committed to bringing mental health awareness to the community and reducing the stigma of mental illness.
“The greatest desire of Counseling Connections for Change, Inc. is to provide counseling and healthy relationship training to our clients without the burden of financial constraints,” said Chief Executive Officer Dawn Lawless, LCSW, LSOTP.
“Unfortunately, many of our neighbors are without healthcare benefits or receive state-funded benefits, which create an expense shortage between benefit reimbursement rates and operating costs,” said Lawless. “In 2015, we served 1,145 clients. We had to turn away 1,084 clients. The need for services is great. We have capacity issues. 26% of our services were provided to those who qualify for government assistance, including Medicaid, military benefits and the uninsured. Many of our clients depend on outside community support. Sponsor and individual contributions will help us continue to meet the needs of our clients,” she added.
All of the therapists with Counseling Connections are licensed through the state or are working on a graduate degree in the mental health field. “We integrate Christian principles with evidence-based interventions,” said Lawless.
Information about Counseling Connections for Change, Inc. as well as ticket and sponsorship information may be found at CounselingConnections.org.
Join Peace Church for the Peace for Pearland Golf Tournament on Friday, April 8 at 1:30 p.m. for a shot gun start and four-man scramble play at the Pearland Golf Club at Country Place.
The tournament benefits Christian Helping Hands, Pearland Neighborhood Center, and Peace Church’s local ministries for the community, which does not include salaries, building or regular expenses.
The Pearland Golf Club at Country Place is located at 3123 Flower Field Rd. in Pearland.
For more information or to find out how to Sponsor this event, visit PeacePres.net/golf_tournament. Sponsorships are available for $250 – $5,000.
Hope Through Grace, Inc. (HTG) has funded baseline colonoscopies for dozens of asymptomatic uninsured or underinsured individuals a minimum of $1,000+ each plus the expense of pathology services. This represents a significant investment that HTG makes to the community. Many individuals screened had polyps (some pre-cancers) or other colon health problems that, without the colonoscopy funded by HTG, would go undetected. Early detection before turning into cancer is imperative; and Hope Through Grace has been there to provide it for persons who have no other place to turn.
March 19, 2016 marks the 11th year that HTG has hosted its Annual 5K Run/Walk-a-thon. It is one of our most fun events to plan as well as participate! From the very beginning, Hope Through Grace has promoted living healthy lifestyles, and what better way to do that than to get the community moving?
Each year brings out more participants than the last and we are excited to keep growing, spread awareness on the importance of colon cancer screenings and meet more members of our community. Pets, stroller clubs, line dancers, students (high school and post-secondary), senior citizens and others all are welcome. On March 19, 2016, join us to enjoy some fresh air, meet new friends and continue the tradition of helping others.
By registering for our 11th Annual Walk-A-Thon, you will help fund colon cancer awareness initiatives and cancer screenings for those people who need it most. Your support of this fundraising event enables us to prevent the onset of disease by providing financial support to uninsured persons and the underserved community in the Houston Metroplex area.
There are many who do not have health insurance, or the funds to cover colonoscopy screenings. That is where Hope Through Grace steps in! Money raised during this annual event goes towards paying for health education programs and colonoscopies for the members of our community that cannot afford the procedures.
Register at www.hopethroughgrace.org or call: 713-436-1273 for more information.
See you March 19, 2016 at Tom Bass Park III, Pavilion VI (New Pavilion), located at 15108 Cullen Blvd, Houston TX 77047.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
Our 13th Annual Red Hat Literacy Luncheon is fast approaching on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 and we could use volunteers for our planning committee. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Center at 281-485-1000.
MOD Pizza has selected the Pearland ISD Education Foundation for their Spreading MODness campaign during the Thanksgiving holiday week (Tuesday, Nov. 24 – Sunday, Nov. 29).
For every MOD or MEGA pizza sold during the 5-day campaign, MOD Pizza at 2682 Pearland Parkway will donate $1.00 to the Pearland ISD Education Foundation.
Black Friday (Nov. 27) is an “add-a-buck” day, which allows customers to increase their giving to the Foundation.
The Pearland ISD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization with a mission to provide resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning and enhance opportunities for students and teachers in Pearland Independent School District.