KWC’s main activity involves volunteering at many non-profit organizations. This year our 140+ members volunteered over 14,400 hours at charities in our area including:
Community Events: This project encompasses volunteer activities in support of other local organizations. Some examples are the Houston Food Bank, the YMCA Bridgefest, and Kleenwood.
FamilyTime Crisis Center: FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center located in Humble, Texas is a non-profit social service organization. It provides free counseling and legal advocacy and a 24-hour hotline for victims of abuse. FamilyTime also operates “The Door”, an emergency shelter for adults and children fleeing domestic violence. Its resale shop provides some of the funding for the shelter.
KWC volunteers not only work on special projects at “The Door” and help staff at the resale shop but also provide help in its fundraising efforts and financially support FamilyTime through donations from part of our Holiday Marketplace proceeds and individual member donations
Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM): This organization is a community coalition supported by donations and Resale Shop proceeds, which provide social services and food to those in need. At Humble Area Assistance Ministries, KWC members volunteer in the Resale Shop, the Food Pantry, Social Services and help with receptionist/clerical duties. We also support the Back to School program and during the holiday season we help bag and distribute food items.
Kingwood Library: Members help with their Used Book Sales and Patron Counts plus do other volunteer work as needed.
Local Elementary Schools: We support the efforts of Humble ISD and New Caney ISD elementary schools in the following ways: teacher assistance projects such as laminating, copying, coloring and assembling books; students selected by a school are given clothing bought by members twice a year; mentoring elementary students; and assistance for vision and hearing testing.
Project Mammogram: Project Mammogram is a Northeast Hospital Foundation Program, in conjunction with Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, offering free mammograms and appropriate follow-up treatments (ultrasounds, biopsies, etc.) to qualifying area women who have no insurance or whose incomes are not low enough to qualify for Medicaid.
The program began in 2001 with a $5,000 donation from Kingwood Women’s Club to Northeast Hospital Foundation in Humble, Texas to establish this program. We continue to support this project financially through the proceeds of our annual Holiday Marketplace. In addition, we provide volunteers to help clients fill out applications, make phone calls and perform other clerical services and give breast health educational training and presentations. If you would like information about volunteering for or making a donation to Project Mammogram, please call The Breast Center 281-540-6443 after 1:00 PM.
Through the 2012-2013 Club year, Kingwood Women’s Club has donated a total of $175,207 to Project Mammogram. In addition, funding also comes from Susan G. Komen Foundation annual grants, Memorial Hermann Northeast contributions and discounted services and private contributions.
Local women wishing to be considered for “Project Mammogram” need to be referred by their personal physician or apply through one of the missions (HAAM, Society of St. Stephen or Mission Northeast). Qualification is based on income, hospital service area, having no insurance or income not low enough to qualify for Medicaid.
For more information or to register for this program, please contact The Breast Center at (281) 540-6443 after 1:00 PM. You may also register through Humble Area Assistance Ministries (281) 446-3663, Society of St. Stephen (281) 358-7722, or Mission Northeast (281) 354-1200. (Call for the hours and days we will be at each location.)
Society of St. Stephen (SOSS): We volunteer at this social service agency by bagging groceries in the food pantry, distributing clothing to clients and stocking and distributing holiday food bags.
Feed My Lambs: Members prepare and distribute lunch to shut-ins and low income families.
The Gathering Place: We provide one on one supervision/companionship to persons with Alzheimers, Parkinsons disease and Dementia so that their regular caregivers can have a much needed break. This program is sponsored by Kingwood United Methodist Church.