Adult items needed, gospel concert, benefit for Kairos women & Nat. Guard resources for at-risk teens

Contact Kim.Davis@MosaicInfo.org or 806-794-9334 about picking up your donated items for Mosaic’s adult consumers (e.g., a pair of pajamas, a family movie, snacks or popcorn, hot cocoa mix & a small gift:  puzzle, body lotion or other small games the adult client might enjoy.)  Your donated items may be put into a box or sack. Each gift should be marked “male” or “female” & the size of pajamas, if included.     Mosaic needs approximately 50 gifts.    Mosaic welcomes participation by individuals, churches & organizations.

Contact BJ@BJdOrsay.com or 806-778 2343 about Kairos Outside Lubbock, a ministry that reaches ladies who have been impacted by incarceration–either they have been incarcerated or have a loved one who is or has been incarcerated.  These ladies face many challenges, such as loneliness, isolation, guilt, plus financial concerns.  We coordinate two, no-charge weekends a year for KOL guests.  The two weekends give these ladies hope, joy & connections to other who understand the difficult journey they are on.

Texas ChalleNGe Academy, http://www.NGYCP.org/site/state/tx & Commandant Lauren Schulman (Lauren.Schulman@ISISD.Net) & 432-836-1505 & Lori.Garrigus@ISISD.Net & Eliu.Rojas@ISISD.Net & Eveatte.Benson@ISISD.Net & Eduardo.Servin@ISISD.Net).  Texas National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program:  reclaiming the potential of at-risk teens through mentoring, education, training & volunteer service.  22-week residential phase followed by 12 months of a continuous relationship with a positive role modelFree to Texas residents 16-18.

fyi:  Additional National Guard GO Centers:

GO Center #387.  Citizen Soldier/Texas Tech University ROTC Liaison; Texas Army National Guard, www.NationalGuard.com or http://www.1-800-GO-GUARD.com & SSG. Ronald.Lee.Miller1@US.Army.Mil or 806-742-2141 & 1-800-GO-GUARD.  Also, www.SupportVeterans.org or 1-800-555-9140.

GO Center #397.  Military Child Education, www.MilitaryChild.org & Deborah.Evans6@US.Army.Mil & Joe.Clever@MilitaryChild.org  Military Child Education provides books, reading materials, breakfast & lunch at no cost to the attendees. There are 170,000+ Military Connected children in Texas:  www.wics.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wics_vid_5796.shtml  The MCEC Supporting Children of the National Guard & Reserve Institute focuses on information needed to raise community awareness about the issues faced by children when a parent is deployed.  Through a combination of direct instruction, group work & interactive activities, participants develop strategies & the framework of an Action Plan to support these children of the “suddenly military.”  Audience:  Educators, school nurses, psychologists, guidance counselors, community organizations working with children, family-readiness group leaders & other concerned adults.  Learning Objectives:  Commit to support the children of the National Guard & Reserve through learning activities, networking & instructor-led activities.  Design methods to ease the challenges faced by the children of the National Guard & Reserve.  General Topics:  History, background, structure; Suddenly military; Deployment Cycle; Separation; Emotional issues, sensitivity, support; Response & Resilience; Actions & Reactions.  Credits Available:  1.2 Credit/12 hours Continuing Education Credits through IACET & NBCC; 1 Graduate Credit through Texas A&M University.  Great American Teach-Off Winner:  www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/12/30/nj-teacher-wins-national-award-her-work-supporting-military-children#.TwUDMaQ_rRY.email  Become a member of the MCEC at www.MilitaryChild.org/Get-involved/Membership/

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