Brewing help for kids in need

Making plans for the coffee (Front Row, L to R) are: Sue Hauenstein, Gerri Breacker, and Pam Duggan Gray. Back row, L to R are: Gayle Culak, Peggy Jackson, Linda McClellan, Janice King, Lynn Halford, and Cathy Yasilli

With a little help from Friends of Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB), abused and neglected children are getting opportunities they never could have imagined.  Friends is hosting its annual membership coffee on October 11th from 10am – 11:30am at 10 Retreat Boulevard in the Retreat at Sovereign Shores section of Richmond to grow its membership. In addition to coffee and pastries, guests will learn a little more about Child Advocates of Fort Bend and the work that they do for the children of Fort Bend County.

Guests at the coffee are encouraged to bring Target or Wal-Mart gift cards in any denomination to help purchase emergency supplies for children served by Child Advocates of Fort Bend.

Friends of Child Advocates of Fort Bend is an auxiliary group to fund special needs of children in foster care, including summer  camp, driver’s education, and tutoring, among other things. The annual membership is $35.

Recently, members of Friends assembled backpacks so that abused and neglected children served by CAFB could start the year with much needed school supplies. Each backpack was filled with the specific school supplies needed for the child’s class. In addition to the backpack drive, Friends assists with child abuse prevention month in April, hosts case closing celebrations to honor volunteers and grants special requests for children through a special needs fund.

For more information on Friends and the Fall Coffee, please contact Pam Duggan Gray at 713-851-7293 or email pamdg@wt.net.  For more information on Child Advocates of Fort Bend and its volunteer opportunities, please call 281-341-5100 or visit www.cafb.org.

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