October 2018 Newsletter
What An Amazing Month!!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge. As a community we raised $37,436 for our agency. We also won TWO BONUS CHALLENGES which will result in the Allstate Foundation donating an additional $8,000 to our agency!

We are incredibly humbled by the outreach and support our agency has received during Domestic Violence Awareness Month! We had an unprecedented number of events hosted throughout the month by community members of all ages! Scroll down to see the highlights.
Speak Up Speak Out
On October 4th we launched our first ever, agency campaign, #SpeakUpSpeakOut. The campaign consisted of 2 videos and 10 photos. The campaign launch party was a huge success with just under 200 community members in attendance.
Play It ForeWard Golf Event
On October 11th the agency hosted its first ever Golf Event at Top Golf! The event featured 3 hours of open play, an amazing fajita dinner, wine pull, raffle drawing and a Hole In One Competition! We packed the entire 3rd floor and a great time was had by all!
Mrs. Texas Gives Back!
A huge SHOUT OUT to Brittney Bates, Mrs. Texas, for her dedication and commitment to our agency this month! Brittney was our Ambassador for the Allstate Purple Purse Challenge, the Special Guest at our Play It ForeWard Golf Event and also hosted a hugely successful give back event at Kendra Scott.
Stick It To The Teacher!
Woodlands High School student, Tina Verela, planned and organized a "Stick It To The Teacher" DUCT TAPE CHALLENGE which raised $400 in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Tina has been a member of our Youth Advisory Committee this year and has become very invested in educating and promoting healthy relationships to her peers and the community as a whole. We are SO proud of the work she had done and are excited to see the roles she takes on as a leader on her college campus next year.
No Tricks, Just Treats!
Thank you to the SHSU Psychology Club and Psi Chi Honors Society for their continued commitment to our agency! The group came out to participate in our annual Trunk-Or-Treat event at the shelter. This is the 3rd year we have worked with this amazing group of young adults.
Exxon Excellence!
ExxonMobil Administrative Team volunteers spent the day with us for a United Way Day of Caring. They group put together 125 Legal Intake packets, cleaned/organized the linen closet, the warehouse storage shelves at the the food pantry and put together small toiletries for Shelter Intakes. We are SO thankful for ExxonMobil and their dedication to our agency!
Building Healthy Futures!
Showing real leadership on their campus, TAU KAPPA EPSILON at  Sam Houston State University  hosted an open event for all students to start talking about Domestic Abuse & Healthy Relations Event. 
Community of Caring!
We are SO blessed to have such amazing community partners!!! Among them is the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. They spent the whole month honoring Domestic Violence Awareness Month with team activities & competitions, including a "Stick It To The Boss" Duct Tape Fundraiser, which raised $2000 for MCWC!!
Change For Change!
Knox Jr High PTO, parents and students held a week of intense FUNdraising events to honor MCWC. Together this inspired group raised over $3000 toward the Purple Purse Challenge!
Fundraising On Fire!!
SHOUT OUT to Herminia Sitter and her ROCKSTAR Team from Allstate Insurance! She partnered with MCWC this October to raise awareness about Domestic Violence and funds for the agency. Through hard work and dedication she hosted multiple events including football watch parties, wine tasting events and a women's luncheon which resulted in her being our TOP FUNDRAISER!
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