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November 9, 2018 GMT

Rachel Hollis to speak at Women Empowering Women event

Interfaith Community Clinic has recently announced that Rachel Hollis, New York Times best-selling author of “Girl Wash Your Face” and founder of thechicsite.com and the “Let’s Rise” conference, will be the featured speaker at the sixth annual Women Empowering Women (WEW) luncheon. The luncheon will be held at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.

“This annual event raises much-needed funds for the Clinic, allowing them to provide over 9,000 routine healthcare visits each year to those in need throughout the area,” shared Missy Herndon, president & CEO of Interfaith Community Clinic, in a press release. “We are so excited to welcome Rachel Hollis to our community and share the mission of Interfaith Community Clinic.”

For more information, please visit interfaithcommunityclinic.org or call 832-615-8225.

Building Hope Gala scheduled for May 4

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County has announced that its 2019 Building Hope Gala will be held May 4, 2019, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Leading the committee this year are co-chairs Missy Jacobson and Karen Lach, who are both long-time Habitat supporters and gala committee members.

The 2019 Building Hope gala theme is “Making Dreams Come True” and is a fun-filled evening that will feature silent and live auctions, an elegant dinner, a program that features a testimonial by a Habitat home owner, and dancing. Sponsorship opportunities and more information can be found at HabitatMCTX.org/gala

LMC class project to benefit Angel Reach

The Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) Class of 2019 has announced its class project benefiting Angel Reach, a faith-based nonprofit organization based in Montgomery County that is dedicated to working with youth ages 16-24 who have aged out of the foster care system or are homeless.

One component of the organization’s outreach includes the management of a furniture and clothing resale center, currently known as Shared Treasures. Over the next six months, the LMC class will work with Angel Reach to enhance the furniture center by improving many aspects of its operations, including designing a system to handle the influx of furniture and household item donations as well as a program to train and employ the youth they serve. Partnering with Angel Reach, the LMC Class of 2019 project will utilize financial and in-kind donations to provide minor renovations to the facility, to develop a marketing plan to better reach the surrounding community, to procure inventory, sales, and human resources software, and to develop a training program for the youth who will be working in the resale center. The long-term goal of the project is to provide a foundation for the furniture center to thrive as a business as well as an opportunity for job training for the youth who work there.

Angel Reach and LMC will host a Grand Opening in April of 2019 to re-introduce the store to the community. More details for the Grand Opening will follow in the coming months. For more information or to contribute to the project, contact Brian Garcia, Finance Team Lead, LMC Class of 2019, at 281-297-2211 or bgarcia@entergy.com.