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October 2015 Newsletter

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A Note from Bill Searcey, Executive Director A common issue that we confront almost daily at FOCUS is the matter of poverty. Poverty has...

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September 2015 Newsletter

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* * * FOCUS THRIFT SHOP BAG SALE * * * September 2015 It’s BAG SALE TIME! Our bag sale will be one day only this season, so join us...

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August 2015 Newsletter

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A Note From Bill Searcey, Executive Director August 2015 Increasingly the ministry outreach for FOCUS is shifting to programs that reach...

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July 2015 Newsletter

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A Note From Bill Searcey, Executive Director July 2015 One of the most important ministries at FOCUS is the Food Bank. We have a well...

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June 2015 Newsletter

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A Note From Bill Searcey, Executive Director One of the principle components of our mission statement at FOCUS relates to the educational...

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May 2015 Newsletter

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in News/Events | Comments Off on May 2015 Newsletter

How We’re Helping… In April the FOCUS office helped 95 clients and distributed 299 bags of food to 71 families, which totaled...

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The FOCUS Thrift Shop is Ready for SPRING!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in News/Events | Comments Off on The FOCUS Thrift Shop is Ready for SPRING!

The FOCUS Thrift Shop re-opened March 9 fully stocked with SPRING items! Come in and check out our brand name clothing selection in sizes...

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April 2015 Newsletter

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How We’re Helping… In March the FOCUS office helped 84 clients and distributed 242 bags of food to 58 families, which totaled...

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FOCUS Thrift Shop BAG SALE March 26-28!

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in News/Events | Comments Off on FOCUS Thrift Shop BAG SALE March 26-28!

It’s time for the BAG SALE! This season, the Bag Sale will be held on Thursday, March 26th, Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th.

You can take home everything you can fit in the bag for only $7.00 per bag and you can fill as many bags as you would like!

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March 2015 Newsletter

Posted by on Mar 14, 2015 in News/Events | Comments Off on March 2015 Newsletter

How We’re Helping…
In February the FOCUS office helped 94 clients, distributed 261 bags of food to 77 families, which totaled 188 individuals and 10 families with children.

We are just about out of the food that was donated around Thanksgiving and Christmas so we’ll have to start purchasing from Feeding the Valley again. We really need donations of peanut butter and jelly and soups.

In Home Repairs, two hot water heaters were installed and one roof repair completed.

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FOCUS enters Year with Expanded Board, Strategic Direction

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in News/Events | Comments Off on FOCUS enters Year with Expanded Board, Strategic Direction

Hamilton, Ga. – FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians United for Service) begins its 31st year with new officers and an expanded board of directors.
New officers and directors were elected at FOCUS’ January annual meeting, bringing the total number of directors to 16.
“We sought to broaden our board to not only include representatives from our various programs but also to take further advantage of the outstanding individuals and leaders here in Harris County who are willing to help FOCUS accomplish its mission,” said David King, current board chairman.

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Sherrie Wears Many Hats

Posted by on Mar 7, 2015 in News/Events | Comments Off on Sherrie Wears Many Hats

FOCUS Thrift Shop manager Sherrie Mundy wears many hats around the shop. She works hard and takes care of so many behind-the-scene details so your shopping experience will be as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. The funny thing is… Sherrie buys her hats at the Thrift Shop too.

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FOCUS Shoe Drive

Posted by on Mar 7, 2015 in News/Events | Comments Off on FOCUS Shoe Drive

We need your help! Go out and collect 25 pairs of shoes (any age or style works!). Empty your closets, then ask friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers, etc. for their help. Your family helping us with this one SMALL task can make a HUGE difference to people who are in need.

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February 2015 Newsletter

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in News/Events | Comments Off on February 2015 Newsletter

How We’re Helping…
In December the FOCUS office helped 78 clients, distributed 196 bags of food to 43 families, which totaled 121 individuals and 17 families with children.

In January the office served 121 clients. We gave out 100 more bags of food in January than we did a year ago. We distributed 419 bags of food to 91 families, which totaled 281 individuals and 42 families with children.

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2015 Scholarships – Apply by March 27

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in News/Events | Comments Off on 2015 Scholarships – Apply by March 27

FOCUS is expanding its Scholarship Fund in 2015, with the awarding of two $1,000 scholarships.

Public or home-school high school seniors who reside within Harris County are eligible. One scholarship will be awarded to a student accepted at an accredited four-year college and one scholarship to a student accepted at an accredited technical college.

An application must be completed and forwarded to the FOCUS Scholarship Committee no later than March 27, 2015, and should be accompanied by a personal cover letter addressed to the Committee.

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Empty Bowl is March 21st!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in News/Events | Comments Off on Empty Bowl is March 21st!

The Empty Bowl, an annual fund raiser for FOCUS sponsored by the Harris County High School Art Department, will be Saturday, March 21.

The event will be from 6 until 9 p.m. in the Harris County High cafeteria. Tickets are on sale now for $10 each and can be purchased at FOCUS or through the art department at the high school.

The FOCUS office is open Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tickets are also available at the FOCUS Thrift Shop, open and Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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Newsletter & Thanksgiving Info – November 2014

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in News/Events | Comments Off on Newsletter & Thanksgiving Info – November 2014

How We’re Helping…
In October the FOCUS office distributed 364 bags of food to 97 families, which totaled 283 individuals and 45 families with children.

We can still use additional donations of spaghetti sauce and assorted soups.

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October Newsletter 2014

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in News/Events | Comments Off on October Newsletter 2014

How We’re Helping…
The FOCUS office served a total of 112 clients in September and distributed 372 bags of food to 93 families, which totaled 257 individuals and 43 families with children.

Julie says we can still use additional donations of spaghetti sauce and assorted soups.

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FOCUS Newsletter July 2014

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in News/Events | Comments Off on FOCUS Newsletter July 2014

How We’re Helping… The FOCUS office served a total of 70 clients in June and distributed 267 bags of food to 67 families,...

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June 2014 Newsletter

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in News/Events | Comments Off on June 2014 Newsletter

How We’re Helping… The FOCUS office served a total of 89 clients in May and distributed 288 bags of food to 69 families, which...

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