Crossing Borders

Junior League of Houston Gives Back

This past Saturday, over 100 Junior League volunteers and employees from Hess Corporation, the League’s Community Sponsor, arrived at the Sawyer Heights Target

before store opening hours to assist 100 children with back-to-school shopping. Volunteers participated in Childspree benefiting Child Advocates, Inc.

Children received backpacks filled with school supplies and other necessities to help them transition into the new school year.

From addressing critical issues such as children’s health and education and abuse of women and children, to enhancing the community through cultural enrichment, The Junior League of Houston, Inc.continues to adapt to meet the evolving needs of its membership and the community. The League trains volunteers to be effective in the community well beyond their membership requirements. With 1,400 active members and over 3,000 sustainer members, the League encourages mentorship and development, cultivating a lifetime of civic service for thousands of women. Through the achievements of its members and generous donors, the League will contribute more than $2 million in volunteer time and direct financial support to 38 community projects and other volunteer initiatives in 2017 –2018. The League is able to triple the value of each donation received by pairing it with trained volunteers. For more information, please visit www.jlh.org or call 713.622.4191.

Child Advocates volunteers make a profound difference in the lives of the children they serve. Studies show children served by an advocate volunteer are better able to work with others and to control deviant behavior than children without an advocate. Also, more parents of these children complete counseling services, psychiatric evaluations and drug and alcohol counseling than those without an advocate. With Child Advocates’ help, the cycle of abuse can be broken, allowing these children to become productive adults and loving parents. For more info visit http://www.childadvocates.org 

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