Tuesday, April 25, 2017

rape prevention and resources

http://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/saam/when-everyone-involved-prevention-possible

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Precinct 7 Community Job Fair

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10AM – 2PM Sunnyside MSC Auditorium 4605 Wilmington St., Houston, TX 77051 Free and Open to the Public!

RecruitMilitary will produce its inaugural online recruiting event with the Central Region Virtual Career Fair on April 25, 2017 for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members and military spouses. To register, visit
http://ow.ly/C6zj30aHzkl.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Readers are Leaders

The ones who have been with us for a while know how we love to find new ways to make life for kids in single parent homes more "normal". Here is a new twist on an old model. At one time we asked to include a school supplies bin at a food bank; it went well and we expanded it to churches, schools, workplace, hair salons, and anywhere they would temporarily give us permission. After that we tried the same model with coats, food, paper, hygiene products, sock and underwear bundles, art supplies, clean/new toys etc. since it was well received and supported.
Now we are revisiting a exchange library program where especially schools in underfunded areas could just set a bookshelf aside with appropriate material that kids can pick from and make it their own. PTO's volunteered to stock and sort donated material like National Geographic, Popular Science/Mechanics, scholastic books, stickers, DVDs and games (especially chess boards!) It takes so little effort to make a big impact in the lives of children who often lack funds for transportation, internet, cable, rationed minutes on cell phones, and time to visit a library and potential late fees.
It's all for the asking. Make a request to your grass-roots community. If you need help, shoot us an email. Free books to the first three requests.
PS current magazines for women and crafts are always welcome as well.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

respect and boundaries

When a group of women helped a friend move we got on the topic of jealousy, his reason of their broken marriage. Everyone had a different spin depending on their morality, spirituality, or lack of.
If you are a person who does not honor your marriage, you most likely will not honor the marriage of anyone. If you are in a mature, monogamous relationship you most likely have higher standards and expect higher standards from the people you chose to associate with.
The jealousy part comes from the third party intruder, who feels entitled to destroy what is unattainable to them for lack of decency. It's not about any person, but winning until they need their next fix from another unsuspecting target.
Our friend wanted moral boundaries respected by not accepting the crumbs on the floor, like when a stray dog poops on your lawn, you don't pet him, you don't know where he's been, and he might bite your face off. Jealous? Hardly! Self respect? Yup!

Easter reflection



Just when everything looks frozen and dead,
there is life, hope,
and resurrection.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

free wheelchair (lending)

We had a call from a mom who needed a temporary walker for her mom who is watching the kids and one mom who needed a small wheel chair and brace for her little boy who had a spiral fracture. Money is an issue, however there are places that will lend medical equipment to the community free of charge. In the Austin area call 512-600-9288

Colorado Railroad Museum - Free Day

When: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Where: Colorado Railroad Museum,
17155 W 44th Ave
Golden, CO 80403 (map)