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NAM Update - November 2010
NAM, Northwest Assistance Ministries

November, 2010

Monthly Update - November 2010


Did you know that… 
  •  Almost six out of 10 Texas public schoolchildren hail from low-income families, marking a troubling spike in poverty over the last decade?
  • Impoverished and disadvantaged children are more likely to falter academically and drop out?
  • The U.S Census Bureau has projected that the average household income in Texas will drop in coming decades, pouring even more disadvantaged students into the schools?
  • More than half of the people served by NAM are under-privileged children?
    (Houston Chronicle. January 2010.)


Share your blessings this Thanksgiving...

NAM hopes to feed 800 families this Thanksgiving. In past years, we have had government funding to buy turkeys, but we do not have that funding this year. Please consider making an online gift to our Holiday Food Drive at, under “Special Projects”.



Upcoming Educational Events at NAM...

Financial Literacy Classes

NAM’s Rotary Learning Center, in collaboration with the Women's Resource of Greater Houston, will host two financial literacy classes this month. 

  • Tues., Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. – “Bank on It” – the basics of banking, different types of financial institutions and the services they offer.
  • Tues., Nov. 23 at 6:30 p.m. – “Check it Out” – how to open a checking account, compare and use accounts, write checks and keep records.
  •  Legal Issues Class

    NAM’s Rotary Learning Center, in collaboration with the Houston Bar Association, will offer a class on Landlord/Tenant Rights & Responsibilities on Tues., Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m.


    Job Search Class

    NAM’s Rotary Learning Center, in collaboration with Workforce Solutions, will offer a class on “Rebranding Your Skills” on Thu., Oct. 21 from 1-3pm.


    All classes are free and held at NAM (15555 Kuykendahl) on the 4th floor. For info, contact Bambi at 281-885-4626 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              281-885-4626      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or




Save the Dates...

Nov. 9, 2010 - 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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              281-885-4605      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or


February 27, 2011- Art for the Hungry Set-up


Art for the Hungry kicks off NAM's annual Survival Over Summer food drive. It is a "can-struction" build, in which groups make sculptures at Willowbrook Mall out of donated food items. Groups must use at least 1,000 non-perishable food items. This year's sculpture theme is "Out of This World". For info, contact Tanecia at 281-885-4608 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              281-885-4608      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or



May 3, 2011 -NAM Endowment Fund Dinner
The annual dinner will be held
at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott and will feature speaker Jeannette Walls, author of “The Glass Castle.” More details to come!


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