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BRAZOS TOWERS AT BAYOU MANOR – THE GIVING PAGE

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

CONTRIBUTE TO OUR #GIVINGTUESDAY FUNDRAISERS:

Thanksgiving Day – we give thanks. Black Friday and Cyber Monday – we get deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, the charitable season kicks off when charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: To celebrate generosity and to give. Our focus on #GivingTuesday are: the Benevolent Care Fund, Music and Memory Program and Dress for Success Houston.

Our residents are not immune to economic uncertainty. The Benevolent Care Fund has been in place for over 50 years to ensure that no resident will ever have to leave their Brazos Towers home due to financial constraints. Outright gifts or gifts left in memory of a resident are designated to the Benevolent Care Fund, unless otherwise directed by the donor.

Through generous gifts from both organizations and individuals Brazos Towers continues to be a trendsetter in the industry of Senior Living incorporating new and innovative ways to enhance the lives of our residents regardless of their physical capabilities. We are proud to be a Certified Provider of Music and Memory. Learn more here : https://www.youtube.com/embed/fyZQf0p73QM

CONTRIBUTE TO DRESS FOR SUCCESS HOUSTON:

Dress for Success Houston empowers women who have faced unexpected life challenges to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and life. We are an annual drop off point for handbag donations; however, if you prefer to make a monetary donation, please visit the Dress for Success Houston website.

Brazos Presbyterian Homes takes pride in its staff. A high level of service, enthusiasm and performance can only be maintained when employees are free to focus on their work, apart from emergency situations and related financial issues at home. This fund helps those employees who are experiencing financial distress before the emergency to regain financial stability within a relatively short period of time.

Members of the Legacy of Caring have made a charitable planned gift or have named Brazos Presbyterian Homes in their will or estate plan. Legacy of Caring gifts of any amount qualify for a Legacy of Caring membership.

When a donor chooses not to specify the way his/her donation may be used, this gift is called “unrestricted”. Unrestricted funds are a very powerful form of private support, because they allow Brazos Presbyterian Homes to use them where it finds the greatest need exists.

PREFER TO MAIL IN YOUR DONATION:

If you would prefer to send your donation via mail, please print the Giving Form and send it along with your donation.

For information on giving opportunities,please contact:

Kathleen Kuznicki, LMSW
Director of Development
4141 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX  77025

Phone:
713-663-3810

Email:
Kathleen.kuznicki@houstonretirement.org.

A STEADFAST HOUSTON TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS

1963

PRESENT

OUR CHARITABLE MISSION:

Brazos Presbyterian Homes, Inc. exists to serve the senior community with quality living and continuing care in a Christian environment. This purpose demands that the management practices reflect the highest standards in providing services on a sound not-for-profit financial basis, while allowing each resident to maintain an independent lifestyle for as long as possible at the highest level of personal dignity.

SUPPORTING OUR MISSION:

Since it’s inception in April of 1963, Brazos Presbyterian Homes has evolved from a small community of retired Presbyterian ministers and their wives concerned about the welfare of Houston area seniors into two multi-level continuing care retirement communities, Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor (formerly known as simply Bayou Manor) and The Hallmark.  Both communities are filled with hundreds of culturally diverse modern seniors from all backgrounds, nationalities and faiths.

There are many ways to contribute to Brazos Presbyterian Homes.  Donations by cash, check and credit card are welcome . Brazos Presbyterian Homes is an independent 501(c)3 not for profit corporation in the State of Texas.  All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

For more information contact  Kathleen Kuznicki, Director of Development, at 713-663-3810 or kathleen.kuznicki@houstonretirement.org.

VOLUNTEERISM

HARVEY RELIEF:

We would like to take a moment to share a sincere Thank You!
Thank you to our neighbors, friends and families who gave so generously to us during the aftermath of Harvey. Gave of their time, their shelter, their strength, their faith, their compassion and their unwavering spirit! The support they showed us during a very difficult time was more valuable to us than they will ever know.

Our residents were so gracious and patient while life’s everyday luxuries became so limited. They too showed us how lucky we are to be part of their world. Last, but certainly not least (because we could never do what we do without them) Our Staff!! Their stamina and tenacity during the difficult times did not go unnoticed. Their smiling faces continued to shine bright – even in the darkness. In the end we all came to realize the real meaning of “circling the wagons”; “making the best of a difficult situation”; and most of all we learned how lucky we all are to be part of a community that calls itself a FAMILY.

Together we are all HOUSTON STRONG!!  And we Thank You from the bottom of our hearts!

We want to thank the following individuals, businesses and foundations for their generous donations totaling nearly $49,000 to the Harvey Relief Fund:

  • Best Construction
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lonny Blessing
  • Ms. Sheryl Callahan
  • Ms. Molly Casey
  • Eastwyck Village Associates, LLC
  • Ms. Carolyn Floyd
  • Dr. and Mrs. R. Dennis Hamill
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven Moore
  • Leading Age, Inc.
  • Ms. Maria Lee
  • Stages Repertory Theatre
  • Dr. Tony Talley
  • THW Design
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mike Wallace
  • Ms. Martha Red
  • Presbyterian Senior Care Foundation
  • Spectrum Consultants

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY:

In 2015 Brazos Presbyterian Homes and St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church opened the Little Free Library. Located on St. Luke’s church property (address of St. Lukes Presbyterian, which is 8915 Timberside Dr. Houston, TX 77025) and constructed by Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor resident, Ken Caughron. The library is self-sustaining and serves the small neighborhoods surrounding both the church and Brazos Towers. The Little Free Library concept is one of sharing. It’s a “take a book, share a book” exchange among children and adults. There are over 50,000 Little Free Libraries across the United States. Each library is unique, but they all have the same purpose, to encourage literacy and to foster the enjoyment of reading and learning. For more information or to donate books, please contact Kathleen at 713-663-3810 or kathleen.kuznicki@houstonretirement.org

BOY SCOUT BUTTERFLY GARDEN:

HANDS ON VOLUNTEER BOARD MEMBERS HARD AT WORK:

DEMOLITION OF THE PAST LEADS TO HOPE FOR THE FUTURE WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

In 2012, as we prepared to begin our new expansion project, we had to demolish our Garden Apartments, which were built on our property in the 1970’s. Even through the process of demolition and removing the past we found opportunity to share with others and brighten their future. Brazos Presbyterian Homes partnered with ReStore – Habitat for Humanity. We donated everything we could think of with this project and even some things you would never have guessed would be needed. Cabinetry, lighting fixtures, plumbing fixtures – even toilets – nothing went to waste and it gave everyone involved a strong sense of purpose, value and gratitude. Communities working together to build, rebuild and repurpose.