Monday, August 13, 2007

Craft for a cause

From the Women's Home of Houston Website:

Be Creative & Benefit The Home

Do you enjoy creating beautiful and imaginative gifts? Are you “the crafty one?” If so, HomeWorks is for you.

HomeWorks gives volunteers and friends the opportunity to create custom gift baskets, boutique items and specialty foods. These exceptional gifts are sold at corporate and church fairs and auxiliary events. All proceeds benefit The Home and support our growth.

Every Thursday of the month, this group meets at 607 Westheimer. A willingness to help others and have fun is all that’s needed. Everyone works on the same project, and instruction is available. And if you want to help, but making crafts isn’t one of your strengths, positions are also available on our “sales” team at local shows and bazaars.

The Women's Home of Houston was founded in 1957 as a part of the United Way charity group. Residents live in the either the Home's dormitory, one of four transitional houses, or "A Room of Her Own Apartments." Also on campus is a non-denominational chapel, the administration offices, the Life Learning Center and the Cottage Thrift Shop. Residents of the Women's Home receive clinical care (including a substance abuse program) and vocational training.

For more information about the Women's Home, or to donate or join, visit their website, email them, or call 713.521.3150. To apply to be a part of the HomeWorks program, or to donate goods or services to their fashionable and crafty charity events, contact Marcia Tapp, Director of Volunteer Services & Community Outreach, at 713.328.1975.

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