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Northwest Assistance Ministries October 2010
NAM, Northwest Assistance Ministries

October, 2010

Monthly Update - October 2010


Did you know that…  


  • Since 2005, there has been a 27% increase in the number of Americans who do not have enough food?

  • One in eight Americans are food insecure?

  • Among the hungry are 14 million children and 3 million seniors?

    (Hunger in America 2010. Feeding America.)


Upcoming NAM Events

NAM’s Rotary Learning Center Classes

Financial Literacy classes, with the Women's Resource of Greater Houston, will be held on September 14 and 28 at 6:30pm. These classes continue every other Tuesday until December.   

For info, contact Bambi at 281-885-4626 or baldersonshields


NAM Family Violence Center Classes

NAM’s Family Violence Center is hosting free ongoing, six-week sessions on the impact of family violence. The sessions are held on Thursdays at

6-7:30 p.m. The next full session begins on September 16. Certification is available for those who attend the entire six-week session. For info, contact Becki at 281-885-4669. 

Community Events Benefiting NAM

Carousel of Crafts

Cypress Creek Christian Church at

6823 Cypresswood Dr.
will hold its 20th annual Carousel of Crafts Bazaar on October 1-2, from 9am-5pm. The event will feature home décor, stained glass, wood art, clothes, jewelry, candles, gourmet food, flowers, gifts and more. Proceeds benefit a number of area charities, including NAM. For info, contact Shirley Starwalt at 832-717-7390.


Style Show featuring NAM Resale fashions

Habitat for Humanity will host a fashion show fundraiser on October 3 from 2– 5pm at Klein United Methodist Church. Tickets are $20.

Featured fashions will be provided by NAM Resale and by the Cypress Assistance Ministries thrift store, and will be for sale. For more information about this event or being involved with the Women Build please contact Rachael Wright at 281- 820-2307 x 306 or


Mah Jongg Tournament at NAM’s Fifty Plus Center!

A Mah Jongg tournament will be held at Fifty Plus on October 13, with proceeds benefiting NAM. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m., with play starting at 9:55 a.m. The National Mah Jongg card will be used. The entry fee of $30 includes lunch and beverages. Prizes will be offered. For info, contact Bonnie at 2)586-0236 or 

Save the Date...for November events!

 Gospel Jamboree

Marcus Productions presents a night of family entertainment and Gospel music at the Humble Expo Annex on Sun., Nov. 7 from 4-10pm. Musical groups include Just For Him and Everlasting Praise. The event includes face painting, balloon animals and caricatures for the kids.  Food donations are requested for NAM. For ticket info, call Marcus at 832-496-9654 or Jim at 281-353-4150.


Art Deals for Meals on Wheels

The Gallery at River Oaks is hosting an art sale/silent auction on Tues., Nov. 9 from 6-8pm. The gallery is located at 2019 West Gray; refreshments and complimentary valet parking will be available. The gallery features an extensive inventory of decorative fine art spanning all genres, subjects and sizes. Twenty percent of proceeds will benefit NAM’s Meals on Wheels program. Reservations are required. RSVP to Maria at 281-885-4605 or



Jeans & Jewels 2010

Saddle Up for NAM…the NAMpede is here! Twenty-eight painted horses and foals have been sponsored or sold thus far, bringing in over $135,000 for NAM! Vintage Park has graciously donated “stable” space and signage for the event. The space is located in Vintage Park between Mia Bella and Cheeburger Cheeburger. Horses are still available for sponsorship or purchase. For a photo gallery of the horses, go to:


Buy raffle tickets for a chance at a “Grand Vacation”...Raffle tickets are now on sale! This year’s prize is 100,000 Marriott Rewards points that may be redeemed at any Marriott in the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii and at select locations in Europe. The Rewards are good for 2-5 nights, depending on the level and location of hotel chosen. Redemption is subject to hotel availability. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100. 


Jeans & Jewels Gala…will be held October 16 at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott. The event will begin at 6:30 pm with a cocktail hour and silent auction. The gala will feature dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, live longhorn cows, and entertainment by country-western star Mark Chesnutt. The Gala honorees are Sandra and Eddie Harrell, and the co-chairs are Carol Cobb and Linda Fowler. Our emcee is Cactus Jack from The New 93Q. Tickets to the gala are $175. Tables start at $1,750.  

For info on all Jeans & Jewels activities, contact Tanecia at 281-885-4608 or

   Become a fan of NAM and of NAM Resale on Facebook!

   Visit NAM Resale’s new ebay store!


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