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.

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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:

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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.”

Extended School Supply Registration

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KCM Social Services / Servicios Sociales
281-391-9623 / 281-391-5261
Info@ktcm.org

Location / Localidad:
5510 First Street, Katy TX 77493

Hours / Horario:
Monday June 22nd (Lunes 22 de junio) &
Tuesday June 23rd (Martes 23 de junio)
9am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm

Wednesday June 24th (Miercoles 24 de junio)
9am-12pm

Thank you to our sponsors – 16th Annual Golf Tournament

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Thank you all our sponsors and donors for the 16th Annual Golf Tournament.

Click here to see a list of donors and sponsors.

View All Sponsors

 

Golf Tournament

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SAVE THE DATE

Swing From The Heart

16th Annual Golf Tournament

April 27, 2015

Please contact KCM for information.

281-391-5261

 

To benefit the Social Services, Crisis Center

and Food Pantry ministries.

If you’re a golfer we invite you to gather your friends, colleagues, neighbors and fellow church members to join us for this fun golf event!

The Golf Tournament will be held at the beautiful Willow Fork Country Club.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

There will be goodie bags for the golfers! 

All proceeds stay right here in our community and go to help our neighbors in need.

WHEN: April 27, 2015 – Registration starts at 7:00 a.m.  Shot gun starts at 9:00 a.m..

WHERE: Willow Fork Country Club

ADDRESS: 21055 Westheimer Pkwy, Katy, Tx 77450

                 (281) 579-6262

 

Sincerely, Katy Christian Ministries Golf Committee

 

 

Know a golfer who would be interested in this event?

Forward this email to your golfer friends! 

Under Armor Sale – Brand New for Men & Women

Under Armor PageWe received a very generous donation of new, in the bag, Under Armor clothing, shoes and “Base Wear”.

There are items for both men and women. It is currently on sale at over 50% off retail price at our Resale Store on First Street in Katy. 5510 1st Street – Katy, TX 77493 – View Map

Your purchase goes to make a difference in the lives of others right here in our community!

Thank You!

Below is a small sample of the available items:

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Katy Christian Ministries and Darden Restaurants Partner to Advance Helping Those in Need

Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) has been selected to receive a $3000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Restaurants Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants. The grants program, now in its third year, empowers each restaurant in the Darden family of brands to help award a $1,000 grant to support local community programs. The donation will help facilitate KCM’s mission to feed and care for those in our community who are in need.

Darden’s Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House brands participated in the program. Many restaurants and brands worked together to award one nonprofit organization with a larger grant and make a greater impact in their community.  Nonprofits receiving grants support one of Darden’s three key focus areas: education, preservation of natural resources and hunger relief.

“We are so thankful to Darden’s support specifically, Red Lobster, Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, as we strive to make a difference in the greater Katy community.” Said KCM CEO, Deysi Crespo

“We strive to make a positive impact in all the communities our restaurants serve,” said Gene Lee, Darden’s president and chief operating officer. “Our employees are incredibly passionate about getting directly involved in their local communities, and our Restaurant Community Grants program enables each of our restaurant teams to make a difference right in their own backyard.”

The money will go to support KCM’s Food Pantry, Social Services and Crisis Center operations.

For more information about the Darden Foundation, please visit www.dardenfoundation.com. For additional information on KCM please visit www.ktcm.org .

About Katy Cristian Ministries

a Social Service non-profit serving the Katy/West Houston, Fulshear & Simonton Areas. We have Social Service Departments that offer emergency financial assistance, Food Pantries, a Crisis Center that houses the Domestic Abuse Center and the Sexual Assault CenterResale Store, 3 Donation Centers.

About Darden Restaurants

Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), owns and operates more than 2,100 restaurants that generate over $8.5 billion in annual sales.  Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 200,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people.  In 2014, Darden was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the fourth year in a row.  Our restaurant brands – Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House – reflect the rich diversity of those who dine with us.  Our brands are built on deep insights into what our guests want.  For more information, please visit www.darden.com.

The Darden Foundation

The Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation is the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants, Inc. The Darden Foundation’s mission is to maintain a spirit of service and community engagement as defining characteristics of Darden’s family of restaurants – Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House. Since 1995, the Darden Foundation has awarded more than $71 million in grants to leading nonprofit organizations that align with its mission and community priorities: Recipe for Success®, Preservation of Natural Resources and Good Neighbor grants. Through the Darden Harvest program, Darden Restaurants has also donated more than 66 million pounds of food to hunger relief agencies across the U.S. and Canada. In 2011, the Darden Foundation introduced the Restaurant Community Grants program that is dedicated to supporting local nonprofit organizations in the hundreds of communities where we live and serve. For more information, please visit www.dardenfoundation.com.