Wesley Community Center: Fundraiser Announcement
On November 3, 2011 Wesley Community Center will honor “The Pillars of Wesley Community Center” at its annual Spirit Of Helping luncheon. Honorees include community volunteers from CenterPoint Energy and Cameron; Laura Millikan, Robert M. Reed, Thomas R. Wussow, Stephen G. Tipps, Mrs. Ruth G. Palmer, Executive Director Emeritus, and The United Methodist Women. Wesley is indebted to Houstonians like our “Pillars” who continue to unselfishly give of their time and resources to support community ministries such as Wesley.
The annual luncheon, which will be held at The Junior League of Houston, is a primary fund raising event for Wesley Community Center and is vital to the support of its ongoing programs.
In 2010, Wesley served 21,332 unduplicated individuals from 110 Houston area zip codes. Requests for assistance in 2011 remain at record levels as many families and individuals continue to struggle with unemployment or underemployment.
Wesley Community Center “Spirit of Helping” annual fund raising luncheon honoring The Pillars of Wesley includes the community volunteers from CenterPoint Energy and Cameron;
Laura Millikan (St. Paul’s United Methodist Church), Robert M. Reed (First United Methodist Church, Conroe), Thomas R. Wussow (First United Methodist Church, Kingwood), Stephen G. Tipps (St. Luke’s United Methodist Church); Mrs. Ruth G. Palmer, Executive Director Emeritus (First United Methodist Church, Houston), and The United Methodist Women.
Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Noon
Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, 77027
Sponsor Tables: $15,000, $5,000, $2500, $1200
Individual Seats: $500, $250, $120
General information about Wesley Community Center: Diana Garbis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-223-8131 ext. 239
Reservations: Candy Kneip at email@example.com or 713-223-8131 ext 231.
The women of First United Methodist Church of Houston helped found Wesley Community Center in 1904. They saw that many of the women across the bayou were widows with children whose husbands had been killed working the rail yards. Locked into poverty by more than geographical boundaries, the idea of their families having more than food and shelter seemed like a dream.
Wesley Community Center, whose mission is helping people help themselves and each other, is a multi-purpose social service agency that provides comprehensive and publicly recognized programs for infants, children, youth, adults and seniors. Located in Houston’s Northside Neighborhood, Wesley provides services to individuals and families throughout the Houston area, focusing on programs that help clients gain and maintain long term stability and self-sufficiency.