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The Women’s Home and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston help families prepare for the new school year

Written by Lindsay Tooker

The Women’s Home and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston’s annual Back to School Bash, held August 12, provide fun and games, supplies, and resource information to more than 400 attendees.

The Women’s Home partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston to hold their annual Back to School Bash in August at its Spring Branch service center. Attendees connected with 16 partner organizations to learn more about the resources available to them. The event distributed 289 backpacks and supply kits, 150 haircut vouchers, and over 100 snack bags.

Local businesses, philanthropic organizations, and community members held donation drives leading up to the event, ensuring that the children attending had the supplies they needed for the new school year.

For over 60 years, The Women’s Home has built communities that strengthen women and support families as they reclaim their stability. Since 1992, The Women’s Home has utilized its WholeLife® Model of Care focusing on building an individual’s capacity as a whole person and by doing so, empowering them to overcome their own challenges. By providing highly individualized services, the organization helps its clients create and achieve goals to improve their stability. Based in Houston, The Women’s Home operates a long-term residential treatment program in Montrose and permanent supportive housing complexes with a community center in Spring Branch.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston serves 17,000 you ages 6 to 17 each year. Since their beginning in 1952 they have engaged, educated, and empowered low-income youth in ways that improve their chances of achieving and sustaining academic and economic success. Their vision is to put success within reach for their Club members and keep them on track to graduate from high school by developing good character, citizenship, and a healthy lifestyle. publishes every week.
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About the author

Lindsay Tooker

Lindsay has worked professionally in the nonprofit world since 2006 in both programmatic and development roles. She graduated from Baylor University in 2009 with a BA in Communication, and has specialized in grant writing and fundraising communications for more than five years.
Lindsay is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Junior League.