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Special Interest--Basic PowerPoint Class
Because of the special talents we all have we were able to host another Special Interest Class—a Basic PowerPoint class! It was a brief overview of what is and how PowerPoint can be used, but it was a long list of new tips and ideas that were stirred. It was a fun and interactive class. Class was given on Wednesday, May 8thfrom 12:30 to 2:30pm. Thank you to Ms. Vivian for stepping up and sharing her knowledge of computer skills and teaching. Ms. Vivian was unable to be with us that day, but thanks to Mrs. Bautista, a staff member, for presenting the class. Big THANKS to one of our great volunteers Ubaldo for assisting that day.
Thanks to Payless we were able to help provide a giftcard for shoes for many children. A group of families with their children were able to go to a local Payless ShoeSource store and purchase their shoes with the giftcard. It was wonderful to see how delighted the children were and how grateful the parents recieved this gift. Thank you to everyone that makes these events possible.
Zumba and Aerobics Fun Event
We had so much fun on Friday, April 25th with our Zumba and Aerobics class! Our recently certified Zumba volunteer instructors Gloria A. and Sandra A. along with our long time Step Aerobics volunteer Graciela M. put on a fantastic performance! Our classes are on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays starting at 8am to 9am for Zumba and then at 9am to 10am Step Aerobics! It does have a fee of $1 the day--so it’s great when people stay for both classes! But on the 25thit was completely FREE! There were prizes! Free waters and snacks! Very fun event! Special thanks to Marina S. who has volunteered many years sharing her knowledge and love for exercises!
FREE Soccer Clinic
Over 80 children ages 6 to 18 year olds came to have a fun day of learning soccer techniques followed by a Bible teaching on Saturday, April 5thfrom 10am to 3pm. We are very grateful to the Fellow Christian Athletes Association for volunteering and coming out to have this great event. The children were also able to enjoy a lunch! They received a beautiful t-shirt and a great memory of such a great event. Thanks to Payless we were able to provide a gift card to the first 50 children.
“Organic Patio Gardening”
Continuing with our new project of a one-time special interest class on Saturday, February 15th we had Mr. Ron, along with his helpers: Ms. Nancy, Mr. Bob, and Mr. Donald, help us host a special organic gardening class. This class was special in a sense because Mr. Ron not only taught about gardening but how gardening is a great parable to the Word of God. Mathew 13: The Parable of the Sower. This class of all ages enjoyed great tips on gardening and learned more about the Word of God. Families were able to take home a plant that they helped re-pot and a beautiful orange tote bag donated by Home-Depot along who also donated the plants and other materials used for the class.
Senior Citizen Share Valentine’s Celebration
At Aldine Family Hope Center we have many programs and services for the whole family from an after-school program to GED and ESL classes to a Senior Club. So, this February 14th(Valentine’s Day) we wanted to celebrate our beloved Senior Citizens. Our case manager, Sheri Russell, organized an informative workshop with various vendors and organizations geared specify to inform Senior Citizens on their services including Vecino’s Health Center, Deerbrook Pharmacy, and Harris Co. Housing Resource Center. Our Senior Citizens also received “goody” bags which included crafts made by our after-school program children and our teens from our Teen Enrichment programs. It was such a fun and loving gathering!
CHRISTUS: FREE Well Women Exam
We greatly appreciate the continued support of Christus for the community. Back in January—and will continue throughout the year--Christus Healthy Living Mobile Unit came to do free health screenings and now on Thursday, February 13thChristus Healthy Living Mobile Unit came out do help 11 uninsured women receive a free of charge well women exam. Thank you Christus and staff for always coming with an attitude of serving.
“Your Personal Touch Gift Wrap” Class
We understand the great need for family activities in the Aldine community area. At Aldine FHC we have started Special Interest Classes—which are a one-time class on various activities hosted by volunteers. On Tuesday, February 11th we had a special class hosted by Monique Stewart on the art of gift-wrapping. Those that participated during this special interest class were able to learn some techniques on how to give the most presentable present! It was filled with color, ribbon, paper, and camaraderie. Check our Upcoming Events for more information on other events hosted at Aldine Family Hope Center.
“Black History Month: Jazz & Poetry Concert”
As a tradition here at Aldine Family Hope Center, we had legendary Bubbha Thomas Jazz Band Musicians to come and present a program full of music and fun. This concert is in honor of Black History Month. The program included Andrenetta Marshall with a gorgeous praise dance demonstration. Thank you to Westfield H.S. Step Team for performing beautifully and the program can’t be complete without Ms. Sylvia Bolling’s stunning signature sign language song performance—“Hero” by Mariah Carey. This event was also a great cashiering training for our teens from the program Empower2Employ. It was a very entertaining and interactive presentation that the entire family enjoyed.
Volunteer Luncheon Appreciation January 2014
At Aldine FHC we want to empower with a positive change in the lives of the youth and families; through partnerships with businesses, agencies, schools, churches, and talented volunteers as the many that contribute their time and gifts to the community! That is why we can never thank our volunteers enough. On Friday, January 31—Aldine FHC planned a luncheon to celebrate 23 volunteers that had earned more than 50 hrs. in a year. In total the volunteers had shared with the center over 4,100 hours of time and dedication! Thank you to all for making this possible.