Santa’s Sleigh – Adopt a child for Christmas Program 2017

UPDATE 12/7/17: Because of YOU our kids are adopted out! If you would still like to contribute new, unwrapped toys, gift cards, or monetary gifts, these help fill in our kids wish lists with items they may not have received. SantasSleigh@ktcm.org

It’s that time of year again! Every year KCM partners with donors in the community to provide Christmas gifts for children and senior adults in need in our community. The child/senior will fill out a wish list of about 5 items that includes their favorite colors, sports, clothing sizes, etc., and the donor will shop for those items, bring them to KCM, where they will be distributed to the family of the adopted child or to your adopted senior adult. Parents are already registering and now it’s time to register donors, and match them with the children! If you, your family, your small group, office co-workers, or social group would like to adopt a child, a family of children, or even a few families let us know!

  1. Click the “Adopt” button below
  2. Fill out the form completely, letting us know if prefer child(ren) or a senior adult, and how many. (You can always start with one or two and adopt more later if you decide to!)
  3. Wait to hear from a KCM staff/volunteer with specifics about your adoptee’s wish list.
  4. Shop for items on the wish list.
  5. Drop items off at KCM at designated time/location! (You can request a donation receipt for tax purposes).

For questions, email: SantasSleigh@ktcm.org

Photos from 2016 Santa’s Sleigh:

KCM’s Annual “Transforming Lives” Gala 2017


2017 Table Sponsors

A&S Engineering, Family Life Assembly of God (FLAG), Grace Fellowship UMC, Grand Lakes Presbyterian, Katy Rotary Club, Lord & Biel, LLC, Lutheran Lifer Friendsgiving, Patti Lacy, Realtor Coldwell Banker, The Smith Family, St. Edith Stein Catholic Church, The Church at Cane Island, The Fellowship, Westland Baptist Church, The Whited Family.

SOLD OUT!!!

Katy Christian Ministries invites you to attend our annual fundraising Gala, Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 6:30pm.  This year’s theme is “Transforming Lives” and we are excited to announce our keynote speaker will be Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale.  Please join us for this beautiful evening of fellowship, food, and fundraising. We invite you to sponsor a table or two, and bring friends who may not be familiar with KCM and the work we do in the community to come and learn about KCM and have the opportunity to get involved.


Keynote Speaker: Jim MacIngvale

“Mattress Mack” of Gallery Furniture.

 

Venue: Agave Real

1250 FM 1463, Katy, TX 77494

 

“Transforming lives through God’s grace and the generosity of the community”.


 

Please help us share information about our event with your network. Below are links to downloadable PDF versions of the sponsorship information and flyer.

Silent Witness: A Night to Remember 2017

KCM is honored to announce the 2017 Silent Witness Event. This is truly a special evening to remember the lives of those lost to Domestic Violence in Texas and to learn more about how to be a part of the healing process for survivors. This year the event will be held at Westland Baptist Church, 1407 West Grand Parkway South, Katy, TX 77494.

We invite you to attend this special evening, free and open to the community, as we comemorate the lives of those lost to Domestic Violence in Texas last year. Dinner will be provided to attendees and the evening will also feature a commemorative rose ceremony.

The Silent Witness project/community event consists of a traveling exhibit of life-sized, free-standing, red, wooden silhouettes. The silhouettes represent a woman, man or child who was murdered by their intimate partner or by a family member. The mission of this project is to remind us of the impact domestic homicides and family violence has within our community. Because these victims no longer have a voice, the silhouettes are called the Silent Witnesses.

Our Key Note Speaker is Sandra Lopez, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW.  Her research centers around Trauma in Adults, Children and Adolescents, Grief & Loss, Professional Self-Care, Cultural Competency, Clinical Supervision, and Ethical Issues.

Thank you for your part in helping promote peace and safety in our community. We hope to see you at this event.

 

 

Harvey Recovery and How to Help

Monetary donations can be made at any time by clicking the “Donate Now” button on this page. Please enter “Hurricane Recovery” in the memo field when making your donation.




Click to make your tax deductible charitable donation today.

You may use your PayPal account or any major credit card.

Enter “Hurricane Recovery” in the memo field during checkout

Thank you for supporting KCM and your community!

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Would you like to volunteer to help KCM with the many tasks needed to help with recovery and relief in the weeks and months to come? Contact Tammi.Biel@ktcm.org for specific needs and dates.  You can also check us out on Facebook @katychristianministries to stay up to date about volunteer needs.

Due to extensive flood damage to the KCM offices, Family Life Assembly of God is graciously allowing the Social Services, Crisis Center and Counseling Services the use of their classroom spaces! Please see below for specific locations and hours of KCM Services. If you are calling for assistance, please be patient as we work through a large volume of calls.

 

Please do not drop off donations after-hours as this creates both a security risk and we cannot give these items to families if they have been exposed to the elements outside. Donations for the Resale Store are being accepted at our Donation Center at 5012 E. Third Street Monday-Saturday 9-4pm. Donations of food, cleaning supplies and toiletries are being accepted Monday-Thursday, 9-5pm at our Food Pantry at 5504 First Street, Katy (back of the buiding).

Hours & Locations:

KCM Social Services (Harvey Relief Assistance)

24911 Roesner Rd., Katy 77494 (Temporary Location)
Monday – Thursday 9am- 5pm
Open for Walk-in assessments 9am-4pm 281.391.9623

KCM Food Pantry:

5506 First Street, Katy 77493
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5pm
*NOTE: If you are not a current KCM client and you are in need of food pantry assistance, please visit with Social Services for your intake process at 24911 Roesner Rd., Katy 77494 Monday – Thursday 9am- 5pm

KCM Crisis Center:

24911 Roesner Rd., Katy 77494 (Temporary Location)
Monday – Thursday 9am- 5pm
24/7 Domestic Abuse Hotline 281-391-HELP (4357).  Non-emergency: 281-391-4504
24/7 Sexual Abuse Hotline 281-693-RAPE (7273). Non-emergency: 281-391-5262
NOTE: Until further notice, Crisis Center Support Groups have been canceled due to hurricane Harvey.

KCM Administration:

24911 Roesner Rd., Katy 77494 (Temporary Location)
Monday- Thursday 8:00am – 5:30pm
281.391.9623
Info@ktcm.org
Facebook: @KatyChristianMinistries

KCM Resale Store:

5510 First Street, Katy, TX 77493
Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm.
281.391.7400
Facebook: @KCMResaleStore
Please follow us on Facebook @KatyChristianMinistries, on our website at www.ktcm.org and www.katydisasterresponse.com for the latest updates and needs!
KCM sustained extensive flood damage throughout, loss of inventory, and loss of income from Resale Store sales which sustains our programs and overhead costs. We are in need of quality donations of furniture (not in flood waters) to sell in our store for income for the ministries of KCM. Send an email to schedule a pick up from your home at: steven.smith@ktcm.org

KCM Donation Center: OPEN!!! Call to schedule pickups of furniture and household items unaffected by flood waters. The sale of these items provides needed funding for the ministry of KCM.

5012 East Third Street, Katy, TX 77493
Monday-Saturday 9am – 4pm
281.391.7400

KCM NEEDS:

KCM is in need of funding to continue to do God’s work in the Katy/West Houston community. To Give, visit www.ktcm.org and click “Donate Now” at the top of the page, or mail your donation to Katy Christian Ministries, PO Box 986, Katy, TX 77492. Gift cards to stores like Home Depot, Lowes, and Walmart are also a great resource.

Items Needed: This list will be updated as needs arise. Drop off at 5504 First Street, Katy. 9am-5pm Monday – Thursday.

FOOD PANTRY: URGENT need for all staple foods:

  • Peanut Butter – 16 oz
  • Canned green vegetables
  • Canned mixed vegetables
  • Canned beans
  • Canned fruit
  • Tuna
  • Canned tomato products
  • Dried beans

Other needs: NOTE – If there is a Strikethrough on an item, this means this is NOT currently a need. This list can change at any time based on current inventory. Please check back when collecting items.

Cooking Oil (small 16oz or medium 32oz)

    • Condiments (ketchup, mayo, salad dressing)
    • Pasta Sauce
    • Sugar – 4 # or less
    • Flour – 4 # or less
    • Mac & Cheese
    • Jelly
    • White Rice 1 # bags
    • Cereal and Oatmeal
    • Ground Coffee
    • Canned Meat (SPAM, Vienna, chicken, turkey, tuna, etc.)
    • Spaghettios
    • Chili
    • Pancake Mix & Syrup

    Beverages: Water, Tea, lemonade, Gatorade.

Personal Care Items: NOTE – If there is a Strikethrough on an item, this means this is NOT currently a need. This list can change at any time based on current inventory. Please check back when collecting items.

  • Diapers or adult diapers  – NONE are needed at this time
  • Bar soap
  • Hand Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shaving cream
  • Feminine products
  • Combs
  • Brushes
  • Razors
  • Baby wash
  • Lotion
  • Laundry detergent (powder only)
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Basic first aid supplies
  • Ziplock bags (qt. & gallon)
  • Paper/plastic plates & bowls
  • Plastic utensils, (forks and spoons)
  • Can openers

Cleaning Supplies & Other Needs:

  • Bleach
  • Mops brooms
  • Paper towels
  • Lysol wipes
  • All-purpose cleaners
  • Sponges
  • Kitchen sized garbage bags – urgent need
  • Dawn dish soap – small family size
  • Paper grocery bags

Other ways you can help! 

Collect gift cards for gas, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, grocery stores, etc. These will help with meeting specific needs of those seeking help.

If you are outside of Houston, Visit Smile.Amazon.com and select Katy Christian Ministries as your charity of choice, then shop for cleaning supplies, paper towels, new socks and undergarments, and other items found on our needs list at www.ktcm.org/harveyrecovery and have it shipped directly to KCM! Our address is 5504 First Street, Katy TX 77493. You could also utilize grocery stores like Walmart and HEB that deliver locally to deliver needed food items to KCM.

Challenge your friends and family to raise funds for KCM to help with meeting the long term recovery needs that our organization will have. Our Resale store and Administration flooded as well and we are in need of both Harvey designated funds and unrestricted funds to help recover lost operational funding from Resale Store sales.

Please continue to pray for the families we are serving, as well as our staff and volunteers who are working tirelessly to receive & record donations, sort, and distribute them to families as they continue to arrive.

Visit our Facebook page @katychristianministries and www.katydisasterresponse.com to stay up to date with the latest news and needs.

4th Annual Heroes Race Against Domestic Violence 5k/10k

 

KCM and the Katy Police Department present:

4th Annual Heroes Race Against Domestic Violence 2017

5k/10k Chip timed on USATF Certified course.

5k/Family Fun Walk non-competitive.

We have so much fun at this event each year and we hope you will join us again this year! Registration is now OPEN using the link provided at the bottom of this page. See you there!


Be a Sponsor:

$2500 – Platinum Level – Business logo or Sponsor name on the KCM website, T-shirt, marketing posters and Event Banner. Social Media announcements. Recognition during pre-event announcements on race day. Recognition in post-event acknowledgements to participants. Space in Pre-and Post-Race Party Zone.  Marketing or promotional materials placed in racer’s goodie bags. 5 complimentary race registrations.

$1000 – Gold Level – Listed as Sponsor on the KCM website, Logo on T-shirt, Recognition during pre-event announcements on race day. Space in Pre-and Post-Race Party Zone.   Marketing or promotional materials placed in racer’s goodie bags. (*Deadline below)

$500 – Silver Level- Listed as Sponsor on the KCM website and T-Shirt. Space in Pre-and Post-Race Party Zone, Marketing or promotional materials placed in racer’s goodie bags. (*Deadline below)

$250 – Bronze Level- Sponsor name on T-shirt. Marketing or promotional materials placed in racer’s goodie bags. (*Deadline below)

In-Kind Sponsor – Space in Pre-and Post-Race Party Zone Only. Your organization will provide a table and/or tent or vehicle, and marketing materials or complimentary product food samples to provide to participants.  Set up time is 6am on the day of the race. Marketing or promotional materials may be placed in racer’s goodie bags. (*Deadline below)

$50 – Race Bags Sponsor- Given to each participant with promotional materials and free swag!  A listing of the Race Bag sponsors will be included in the race bags.  Marketing or promotional materials may be place in racer’s goodie bags.

(*Any promotional items to place in race bags are due by October 1st.)

For Sponsorship inquiries and registration, contact our Race Director:

Susan Hastings, KCMrace2017@gmail.com or 281.391.5262.


Be A Volunteer:

If you would like to be a volunteer for this event, click the button below and fill out a Volunteer Application. For questions about volunteering, email Kristina.Albright@ktcm.org.


Be a Promoter:

Please help us promote our event! Download and share PDF versions of the flyer and sponsor information below.

Promo Flyer PDF Sponsorship Form PDF Sponsorship Letter PDF

 

 

 

Katy Christian Ministries Assisting Families Affected by the Floods

Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) is open for services Monday-Thursday 8:30-5:00 pm and is accepting donations to help families seeking assistance from the Food Pantry, Social Services and Crisis Center.

We’re committed in all efforts to help those experiencing economic hardship and helping the families affected by the floods.

Volunteers are needed to help answer the phones, accept donations, organize and distribute items to families.

Please email KCM at info@ktcm.org and you will be contacted and assigned to a task/project.

high waterDonation Items Needed:

Food Pantry Items:

  • Kitchen paper towels
  • Cleaning Supplies (bleach is an urgent need) & Gloves
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Diapers (size 5&6)
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Razors and Shaving cream
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Oil, canned fruit, pancake mix and syrup
  • Mayonnaise, Sugar, Flour, Canned soups
  • Can opener
  • Coffee, Jelly, Ramen Noodle soups

Social Services:

  • Gas gift cards
  • Home Depot Gift Cards
  • New socks and underwear for all ages

Crisis Center:

  • New Socks & Underwear for all ages
  • Fleece blankets

Drop off times and location:

  • MondayThursday 8:30-5:00
  • Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm
  • 5510 1st Street – Katy, TX 77493 – View Map
  • Phone: 281-391-5261 or Email at: Info@ktcm.org

2015 End of Year Giving

December 8, 2015

Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) would like to thank you and our community for your generosity and help in “Transforming lives.” With your continued support, KCM has been able to fulfill its mission by providing essential services through our core programs, which include Food Pantry, Social Services, and the Crisis Center. From feeding the hungry, assiting those in need, to providing advocacy and support to victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse, together we are transforming lives here in our own community.

The following is a testimony from a former KCM client, whose life has been transformed, and dreams of  giving back to others who have also experienced hardship: 

To Katy Christian Ministries:

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Elizabeth Booth – (Photo and Letter used with Permission)

It’s not possible to fully express the gratitude and love I have in my heart for every volunteer and staff member at Katy Christian Ministries. Your ministry not only changed my life, it quite literally saved it! I walked through your doors on a warm day in spring of 2015, hanging on by the thinnest of hairs. I was a wreck, my life was in shambles and worse yet,   I was contemplating suicide. Seriously! I didn’t know what else to do. I was a failing the people I loved, myself and it was hopeless.

I was so afraid of the future, I didn’t want to face it. But Karina wasn’t frightened. Karina was the first Crisis Center staff member I met and she didn’t blink an eye. She sat me down and we got right to it and I could tell, she wasn’t letting me walk out those doors. Not without doing everything in her power to reach me. And she did. Soon I found myself surrounded by the most compassionate and remarkable group of women I have ever met. You wonderful beings didn’t judge me, you didn’t dismiss me. You embraced me, reassured me and made me feel safe. You fed mesaw to it I had essentials, which I didn’t ( thank you! ) prayed with me and for me. But the most important thing you gave me that day was hope.

Hope may sound cliché’? I don’t know, I don’t care. HOPE is huge, I didn’t have any and you ladies at KCM gave it all back to me in a matter of seconds. So, with the help of Lizet and our counseling sessions, I was able to navigate the trauma of the past, put it in proper perspective, and go forward. Lizet gave me tools so I could successfully cut the chains of sabotage, helped me develop strategies to keep the past in the past. Finally I was anchored on solid ground for the first time in over 40 years.

And while the future is still uncertain, I am not afraid. I face it with optimism, a lot of love and a renewed spirit. Through the power of God, nothing is impossible! So, all I can say is Praise God for KCM! (Honestly, I don’t know how to thank you enough.) God Bless you. God Bless Katy Christian Ministry! Thank you all so very much. You saved a life.

Thank you,
Elizabeth Booth
Survivor of sexual abuse 

It’s your generosity that makes stories like this one, and many others, possible. During this Christmas season we ask you to consider giving a charitable donation to KCM so that we may continue the work of “Transforming lives through God’s grace and the generosity of the community.”

Please consider mailing your check mentioning “Year-End Giving” or you may give online at www.KTCM.org. To make sure your giving counts in 2015 all donations must be made by Dec. 31st 2015. Your donation helps many families, with $.82 of every dollar going back into the programs.

Blessings to you and your family and Merry Christmas,

Deysi Crespo, Executive Director

Give the Gift of Changed Lives this year by clicking on the link below and donating to Katy Christian Ministries




Click to make your tax deductible charitable donation today.You may use your PayPal account or any major credit card.Thank you for supporting KCM and your community!

2016 Santa’s Sleigh Adoption Registration

iStock_000004497502XSmall.jpgThank you for your interest in the KCM Santa’s Sleigh Program.  Your generosity and thoughtfulness will enable the family you adopt to have the kind of Christmas they might not have without your participation.

We have found that while some families are given truckloads of gifts, others receive only a few.  This is particularly difficult for children to understand.  In an effort to treat families fairly, we are enclosing guidelines for gift giving.

We will be sending you the children’s Santa letters along with their first names, ages, and sizes.  If you feel some of the requests are excessive, please do not be offended.  Remember, these are the children’s “wish lists”.  They will be delighted with whatever they receive.  If you “adopt” a senior adult, we will provide a “wish list” along with their first name and sizes.  We hope this additional information will make your shopping easier.

Determine the number of children or senior adults in which you or your group or organization would like to “adopt”.  Fill out the online registration form below.

You may also download and print the registration form and mail it to P.O. Box 986, Katy, TX  77492.

KCM will match your requests as closely as possible.  The deadline to adopt is November 24, 2015.  KCM will process (match) your “adoption request” between November 1 and December 1, 2015.

Take the Pledge to End Bullying

Are You Ready

Come to KCM, take the Pledge and get your special KCM bracelet!

Mon-Sat 9 am – 5 pm

 

The Pledge

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

Source:

Stop Bullying gov

If you need help call the Crisis Hotline 24/7 : 281-391-4357

2015 Red Apple School Supplies Fundraiser

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The Annual School Supplies Program is currently underway at Katy Christian Ministries (KCM).  The 2015 Red Apples Program continues to help provide school supplies to under-resourced children in our community grades pre-k through 12th grade.

KCM School Supplies most recent historical data:

Year       # of children who received school supplies

2012       628

2013       338

2014       231

2015       234 registered to date. Number is expected to increase.

Many children in our community will be smiling because of you! Please join in our efforts by supporting the 2015 Red Apple Program. We encourage you to donate whatever amount you desire and ask that all monetary donations be turned in by August 31st.

You may return your donation to:

  • KCM Office: 5510 First Street Katy, TX 77493
  • Mail Donations to KCM: P.O. Box 986, Katy, TX 77492
  • Donate Online (see below)

Please make checks payable to Katy Christian Ministries. (Cash is also accepted.)

 




 

 

$25 = School Supplies for One Child
Thank you for your Donation!

Who can participate?

Individuals, Families, Sunday School Classes, Choirs, Youth Groups, Local Businesses, etc…

If you, your youth group, Sunday School Class, family or friends would like to volunteer or organize an additional drive, please contact Lily Delagarza for more information on dates & times. Lily.Delagarza@ktcm.org

The smiles on the faces of the children who receive these supplies are worth more than money can buy. They have one less thing to divert their attention from their studies.

Thank you for helping Katy Christian Ministries by “Making a difference in the lives of others through God’s grace and the goodwill of the community.”