April is National Volunteer Month and our opportunity to give thanks to all the volunteers who continually give of themselves to help others at Upbring, The New LSS – and there are a lot of them! In 2014, we had more than 2,000 fundraising committee members, including community members who volunteer at Upbring Krause Children’s Center and Upbring New Life Children’s Center, who gave over 10,000 hours of their time.
Whether it’s mentoring a girl at one of our residential treatment centers, sponsoring a family during Christmas or serving on one of our fundraising committees – there are numerous ways people can give back in a way that is meaningful to them. All acts of volunteerism deserve to be recognized, and we want to say THANK YOU for helping make Upbring a special place for the more than 30,000 children, families and communities we serve every year.
Upbring Krause and New Life Children’s Centers
Our residential treatment centers are exceptional because of our volunteers and the “extras” they provide to each of the campuses.
- On the second Saturday of each month, Chicktime, a grass roots movement meant to support and encourage women, hosts creative activities and programs for the girls at New Life in Canyon Lake.
- BP, who supports the residents living at Krause in Katy, has held work days over the years and tackled projects like landscaping, installation of new laundry cabinets, painting and more!
“Volunteers give so much of their time and energy to the Krause girls, without expecting anything in return, which is something that the girls truly appreciate,” said Rina John, Director of Volunteers at Krause. “With positive words and actions, the volunteers are planting seeds of encouragement, which may sprout later in a Krause girl’s life and give her the hope she needs to continue on her life journey.”
Gala and Fundraising Committees
Volunteers who share their time, talents and creative vision on our gala and fundraising committees are the reason Make A Difference (Austin), Healing Hearts (Houston), Caring For Kids (Dallas), Spring Fling (Lubbock) and Golf Events (Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio) are successful from year to year and help support programs and services at Upbring.
“Without our faithful volunteers, prayer warriors and loyal donors, Upbring would simply not exist,” said Dr. Kurt Senske, Upbring President and CEO. “It is a remarkable partnership that is making a real impact in breaking the cycle of child abuse.”
Happy National Volunteer Month!
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