Happy 2016! 
 
What a delightful start to the year! We returned this week in full swing with a client re-brand, a new campaign launch and tons of inspiration for the year ahead.

What did we learn?  
2015 was revolutionary. 2016 will be epic.
 
 
As always, thanks for being a part of our community. Take a peek at what's been happening here at Medley Inc. 


 
BIG Client Reveal on Fox 26  
 
Texas Literacy Organization Announces Name Change
 
iWRITE, formally known as READ3Zero, officially announced its new name on Fox 26 Houston News. With the new brand, founder Melissa Williams and Board Member Elaine Croucher explained the 2016 initiatives at iWRITE, including a very special partnership with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and this year's iWRITE writing contest. 
 
Watch the full interview here
 
 
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A Breast Cancer Pioneer Recognized by
National Media

 

If you haven't had a chance to meet
Dorothy Gibbons, we encourage you to do so as soon as you can, or grab a copy of her book, The Women of The Rose, to get a glimpse of her life. She's a rockstar woman, and we're not the only ones who think so.

Her dedication to helping all women in need of quality breast healthcare does not go unnoticed. She recently received the Community Leader Award of the Year by
Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine. The publication is the only national breast cancer magazine in print with a mission of empowering breast cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers.

As the CEO and Co-Founder of the The Rose , the leading nonprofit breast healthcare organization in Texas, Dorothy has dedicated her career to ensuring all women are cared for. In 2014, The Rose provided quality breast health care to more than 36,000 people, of whom 8,888 were uninsured women. Congratulations, Dorothy! This award is very much deserved.
See the full article here .
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iWRITE Sparks Imaginations and Inspires Reading 



Thanks to the Literacy In The Bag book drive, created by The Texas Tamale Company, with the support of the  iWRITE Literacy Organization and  The Barbara Bush Houston Foundation, local students will start the year off with plenty to read. Literacy in the Bag volunteers set out to collect new and gently used books from The Heights and Montrose neighborhoods to donate to elementary and middle schools with the goal of helping to solve Houston's literacy crisis.

The inaugural book drive turned out to be a great success! Many books were gathered to help inspire kids to read and write more. We're excited to see what the future holds for Literacy In The Bag and how it will benefit all children in our communities.

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Periscope is the New TV
 
Ever wonder why so many millennials are glued to their phones while sitting on the couch instead of watching TV? It could have something to do with Periscope , the live-streaming app that serves as a direct view into the lives of others . Download, open the app, and teleport to anywhere you like. It's like a free boarding pass to anywhere in the world. 

Still not convinced...

  • From pyramids in Cairo, Egypt to one of only four green sand beaches in the world, Periscope viewers have the opportunity to discover and view the world, literally, through the eyes of others. 
     
  • Mitch Oates made history by doing the first underwater live-stream video broadcast while cage diving with Great White Sharks using only his HITCASE PRO, iPhone, and the popular mobile app 'Periscope,' off the coast of Port Lincoln, Australia. Watch it here.
  • Periscope is about the people and the community it creates. Periscope gives you an opportunity to interact with not only your favorite celebs and influencers, but also with cool, interesting people that you would have never met otherwise.
 
Tweet us your thoughts on Periscope @medleyinc
 

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More Room Means More Opportunities for
Houston's Homeless
 
   
To better serve Houston's homeless population, Healthcare for The Homeless will soon be opening their new headquarters, located at 1934 Caroline Street. A ribbon cutting ceremony attended by city council members, elected officials, and supporters, will take place to celebrate the newly renovated building.
 
 
 
The capacity of the new building effectively doubles the current medical and dental clinic's space and will increase the number of patients the organization serves. With more than 22,000 square feet of space, the new building will house HHH's largest medical clinic, dental clinic, social services department, space for outreach teams, volunteer coordination, and administration offices. This new building is making strides to encourage the homeless population of Houston to advance in their lives. We know this organization is going to keep growing, and we can't wait to see what's coming next!
 
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Surprise Visits Spread Holiday Cheer 

 


In the midst of the holiday season, we set out to spread Christmas cheer on behalf of our friends at Neighborhood Centers. Acting as Santa's little helpers, we donned festive hats and set out on a warm December day to deliver gifts to senior citizens who are part of the Sheltering Arms Senior Services Division. The gifts were bought by people in the community for seniors who may have needed a little holiday pick-me-up.

Our last stop of the day was to a very lovely woman who was genuinely overjoyed by our surprise visit. Seeing her reaction brought pure joy to all of us and reminded us what the holiday season is all about...giving back.
 

Click here to learn more about Neighborhood Centers.


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