The pandemic has changed our economy, our social engagements, how we conduct meetings, and unfortunately hit our nonprofits that care for our vulnerable populations. Our community nonprofit partner, Yes to Youth-Montgomery County Youth Services, is now in the same position as many other nonprofits of having to cancel their Annual Gala.
This is the second fundraiser Yes to Youth was forced to cancel for the health and safety of the community. The first was their Annual Ladies Night Out scheduled for the Spring with a Candyland theme. Losing two critical fundraisers in a short period of time is challenging an organization that offers valuable supportive services for throwaway abused youth in our county. The youth shelter is a source of safety for kids that need guidance and a listening adult. If you would like to offer a monetary donation to Yes to Youth to fill in the gap of funding please go to their website at www.SayYestoYouth.org.
Our other nonprofit partner, The Treehouse Center, just received good news in the way of funding through the Community Development Block Grant for new carpet in the bedrooms for the girls. ”We have been in need of new flooring for many years”, said Dhelynn McClellan, Conroe Noon Kiwanis member and Outreach Coordinator for The Treehouse Center. “The carpet is in bad shape from 25 girls living in the house and constant tracking back and forth throughout the day. The carpet has holes, snags, and is unable to be cleaned it was so old”. You can learn more about The Treehouse Center at www.TheTreehouseCenter.org
At the time of this article the scholarship committee was reviewing all the applicants to award college bound students with funds to help them advance their education. Conroe Noon Kiwanis will announce the awardees in our next article. We did receive applications from throughout the Greater Conroe/Willis area and cannot wait to announce their names!
We have not had a meeting in several weeks due to the increased number of COVID 19 cases in the community. It is
imperative we put the health and safety of our members and guests as our priority. We are still hopeful about our biggest event of the year, Kiwanis Kid’s Day at the Park in collaboration with the City of Conroe’s Annual Kid Fish tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 12. Both free public events encouraging families to enjoy the outdoors at Carl Barton Jr Park while enjoying hands on activities
If you would like to learn more about our club and how we impact youth follow our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ConroeNoonKiwanis. We will have updated meeting times in the event section. Our website has all our latest articles and information about joining at www.ConroeKiwanis.com .