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Holiday Giving

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Featured | Comments Off on Holiday Giving

Holiday Giving

Whether your heart is to serve families, seniors or children there is a program for you! Christmas Families, Angel Tree and our new program this year, Giving Tree is aimed at providing items for those who are struggling in our community this holiday season.    Interested in volunteering? Click here to learn more.    Christmas Families (You MUST contact Needs Council to be matched with a family) Anonymously bless a family who is struggling to make ends meet Wish list includes practical items for adults (scroll to bottom of page) 1-2 gifts for the kids You may wish to give...

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Support Needs Council with Amazon Smile

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Featured | Comments Off on Support Needs Council with Amazon Smile

Support Needs Council with Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Needs Council!   Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile? Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the...

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How we define “Community” …

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Directors Corner, Featured | 0 comments

How we define “Community” …

What truly defines “Community” may differ from varying perspectives, but I’d like to offer mine. Recently the Needs Council has witnessed “Community” in a profound way.  A man called to offer a travel trailer he and his wife had purchased several years ago with plans to see the country.  Well, life happened and they didn’t need it anymore.  He asked if we knew anyone who might make use of it.  We did, a mother who spends her days and nights caring for a disabled son who lives in a trailer that’s seen better days.  To go inside during and after a rainstorm is to enter a swamp.  Many patch...

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Letter from Senior Client

Posted by on Jan 8, 2017 in Featured, Thank You Letters | 0 comments

Letter from Senior Client

Dearest People, I wanted to say to all of you, that I occasionally call the Needs Council — and every time I call, whoever answers is so kind and helpful and respectful to me. I am so grateful to all of you for all your help and kindnesses. I remember all of you in my prayers. Thank you again.   A Senior Client

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Thank You from an Angel Tree Recipient

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Christmas, Featured, Thank You Letters | 0 comments

Thank You from an Angel Tree Recipient

The following letter was addressed to the Hill Country Needs Council (aka Santa Claus): Dear “Santa” & All his helpers: With hospital bill arriving from my recent knee replacement looking like part of the national debt, I had decided best to ignore the season & just enjoy the music & Charlie Brown specials. But then your “jolly elves” arrived today bearing not just gifts, but things I had needed or wanted. Needed bedroom shoes but decided food more urgent. Now I’m toasty warm in beautiful, red slippers, + a beautiful blue (my favorite color) throw,...

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