Community Outreach & Social Justice

Learn. Address. Transform.

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We are an interest group for women who make a difference in our community.

Opportunities include but not limited to:

  • Family Promise (FP) – is a Bryan/College Station (BCS) non-profit organization with the mission to help homeless children and their families achieve sustainable independence. Plans for the upcoming year involve completing the remodeling and furnishing of our adopted two-family room. We will also continue supporting for FP through the donation of needed personal products and pillows, and assisting with counseling, tutoring and companionship.
    Contact: Pam Johnson, prljohnson@yahoo.com, 832-641-9782.
  • Social Justice Group – Join like-minded women learning and acting upon social justice and injustices occurring locally. This year we will focus on the BCS housing and poverty crisis by working with local experts to make a difference in our area.
    Contact: Amy McLaughlin-Bowman, armclaughlin@hotmail.com, 979-203-0567.
  • Kyle Field Day – is an annual TAMU event in which local Aggies & BCS community members participate in fun service projects. Last year, we successfully completed > 300 personally decorated birthday cards for Family Promise present and past family members. This year we will need to come up with an even more successful and exciting project.
    Contact: Pam Johnson, prljohnson@yahoo.com, 832-641-9782.
  • Meals on Wheels – The TAMU Women’s Club Meal on Wheels team is making a difference to seniors who are less fortunate in BCS community. The MOW team delivers nutritious meals, provide friendly visits and completes a safety check to local citizens in our community. The nutritious meals are prepared by the local Meals On Wheels office and the TAMU Women’s Club MOW team deliveries the lunchtime meals once a week. We hope you will consider joining our team as a regular MOW delivery person or as a substitute, as needed. Small children are welcomed in our teams to brighten up the lives to those less fortunate!
    Contact: Denise Parker, denise.parker77@aggienetwork.com, 301-606-4931.
  • Anderson Food Pantry/ Brazos Valley Food Bank – exists to serve those in need of food assistance in Brazos Valley. As they help in renovating their feed store into a new community pantry, members of the TAMU Women’s Club take a stand for what they’re trying to do, which is to fight hunger and to ultimately shorten the food line. Join our team as we strive to alleviate hunger in the Brazos Valley and sort donations, create family boxes, prepare and distribute summer lunches to children, conduct food drives. Children, as young as elementary school, may join.
    Contact: Emily Withers, emaclay@yahoo.com, 480-304-2974.

We are on Meetup now! Join us and stay tuned for upcoming volunteer opportunities. Don’t hesitate to contact Ping Hu and Yunfei Zhang if you have questions about Meetup or need help to setup the App.
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Meeting Dates, Times, and Locations:

We meet on first Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:00 pm in each month to update the progresses of current programs and plan for possible future volunteer opportunities. Location of the monthly meetings varies.

Our first meeting for the Fall 2017 will be held on Tuesday, September 12th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm at Family Promise BCS, 1401 West Martin Luther King Junior Street, Bryan, TX 77803.

Co-Chairs:

Pam Johnson – Overall Coordination, Family Promise and Kyle Field Day Email
Amy McLaughlin–Bowman – Social Justice Group Email
Denise Parker – Meals on Wheels Email
Emily Withers – Anderson Food Pantry/Brazos Valley Food Bank Email
Ping Hu – Communication and Meetup Coordination Email
Yunfei Zhang – Communication and Meetup Coordination Email

Photo Album of Past Projects:

COSJ and UUCBV Paint Family Promise’s Adopted Room