House of Tiny Treasures and NCJW Celebrate Annual Health Fair
The National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Houston Section, turned out volunteers in force for SEARCH Homeless Services’ annual health fair at the House of Tiny Treasure, a therapeutic day care for the preschool children of recently homeless families served by SEARCH. The women provided entertainment and dinner for more than 30 children and their parents and siblings.
Silly string and bubbles and running amok were the preferred activities for the joyous children, who also enjoyed coloring, a plush animal cake walk activity, sidewalk chalk and face painting while their parents gathered information from health providers ranging from Texas Children’s Hospital to Planned Parenthood. Observed NCJW Co-Vice President of Community Service Sharon Rance, “It was hard to tell who was having the most fun, the children or the volunteers!”
Dinner included salad, fruit, and chicken from Chick-fil-A, plus tangerines and brownies provided by volunteer Sandy Harris.
The volunteers attending included Rona Lesser, Julie Fischer, Leslie Meltzer, Sharon Rance, Susan Whitman, Halley Trevas, Glenda and Terry Waldman, Susan Baum, Barbara Hordern, Carolyn Baum, Carol Wasserstein, Jim Hargreaves, Barbara Platt, Joyce Cramer, and Anne Wallace.
NCJW is a volunteer organization, inspired by Jewish values, that works to improve the quality of life for women, children, and families and to ensure individual rights and freedoms for all through its network of 90,000 members, supporters, and volunteers nationwide.