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Christ Clinic Looking for Medical Volunteers

Christ Clinic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides charity healthcare to adults and children in the Katy/West Houston area who do not have health insurance or other means to obtain medical care.  Christ Clinic opened its doors in October 2000 and by the end of 2008 it had served over 11,000 patients at an ever increasing rate.  Christ Clinic is funded by grants, corporate contributions, church and individual donations, and some fundraising.

Christ Clinic is attempting to meet the ever-increasing demand for charity healthcare in our community.  While some of the licensed providers are paid staff, most of the staff are medical volunteers and together they provide both acute and chronic care to the Clinic’s patients.  Currently, we are in need of medical volunteers including Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, and Physician’s Assistants.

The year 2008 truly reflected remarkable growth of Christ Clinic and for that performance it received the “Charity of the Year” award from the Houston Christian Chamber of Commerce.  Nevertheless, its goal is to continue to expand its services and clinic hours for patients as funding is available.


Volunteers Needed for Spring Break at the Krause Center!

Having Fun with the Krause Center Kids is What Spring Break Volunteering is All About!

Are you available to volunteer morning, afternoon or both? Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday March 16th through March 20th 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 to 3:30 p.m.  Activities include:  Sports, Crafts, Frisbee Golf, Bocchi Ball, Games, Relay Races, Charades & Scavenger Hunts!

RSVP if you can volunteer to Sharie Morris Sharie.morris@lsss.org or 281-392-7505


Commissioner Staples Seeks Organizations to Feed Children

Downturn in economy means more kids need assistance.

AUSTIN – Federally funded school breakfasts and lunches help millions of low-income children in Texas get nutritious meals during the school year. The Texas Department of Agriculture is looking for organizations to sponsor the Summer Food Service Program <http://www.summerfood.org/>  to provide children a healthy diet when school is not in session.  (more…)


Volunteer Opportunities at Krause Center

Krause Christmas Open House
Friday, December 12, 2008- 1 p.m. – 2:30 P.M.
Krause Children will share with you their gifts and talents!  A Time to say thank you and Merry Christmas to all who are friends of Krause!  Contact Lori Romain at 3romains@comcast.net

Krause Christmas Wrap Night
Friday, December 19, 2008 – 6 p.m.
The community is invited to come and wrap presents for the Krause Children.  Bring your own wrapping paper, tape and scissors to allow Krause Children to unwrap individual presents on Christmas morning.  (All supplies can be taken back with you as we do not have a place to store them!)  Must be 12 years old and older with an adult sponsor for youth.   Contact Lori Romain at 3romains@comcast.net


Krause Children’s Center and Hurricane Ike

Hello Wonderful Volunteers, Mentors and Caring Community!

We care about you- I hope all of you are well and your families are safe from Hurricane “Ike.” We are very concerned and hope if any of you have sustained loss or damage that you will let me know how you are doing. In these times we want to comfort and show our concern for you!

Caring for yourself and Others- Many of you have needed to take care of your storm damage and family and many of you also have run to the aid of desperate people in flood ravaged areas We at Krause Children’s Center commend your hard work of taking care of storm damage and we celebrate all of your volunteer efforts!

There are also some of you who desire to help with needs that have arisen at Krause from the “ripple effect” of dealing with “Ike.” Listed below are small but significant needs that would be a wonderful way an individual or a group could help donate no matter how small it may seem.

  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/Men’s and Woman’s (No Alcohol in ingredients)
  • Twin Sheet Sets
  • Socks (Men’s and Lady’s/Ankle or No Show)
  • Underwear (Men-Boxers/Ladies-Modest-Ladies-Sports Bras)
  • Men’s White T-Shirts (Undershirt-in a package)
  • Towel Sets (No Solids, Red, Blue, Black or White)

We have seen GREAT THINGS accomplished through “THE POWER OF ONE” … One person here, one person there, a family, a few people from a church or business. If you have a desire to help us with the above items (no matter how small or big) you will be a blessing to our young people and to the Krause Staff in the aftermath of “Ike.” Mom’s and Dad’s have asked me how they can teach their children how to volunteer, this is an excellent way to begin by going picking up a few items and delivering them to Krause Children’s Center together. You can personally make a difference in the lives of the young people at Krause by purchasing a few of these items and bringing them by the center!!!

Krause News in regards to Hurricane Ike

Krause Children and Staff Evacuated- In the interest of safety 48 Krause Children and 25 Krause Staff members were moved to the LSSS’s Facility in Denton, Our internet was the greater part of last week and my email just became operational on Friday, September 12th. Unexpected cost have arisen relating to keeping our children safe and damage to the center. To find out more about this you can go to our website at www.krausechildrenscenter.org.

Krause Volunteers became a community of Caring after Ike – The Monday after the storm volunteers began to contact me by text messages and phone calls and provided the initial clean up of the Krause Facility (Trees limbs removed, leaves and fallout were gathered in large quantities disposed). Volunteers selflessly helped organize crafts, board games, basketball, movies and concerts in a display of help, healing and hope to our centers staff and residents to provide relaxation after the rigors of evacuation. Thank you community for caring!