School Clothing

SchoolClothingNICA is working with school counselors to distribute new school clothing to low-income children Northside elementary schools.  In an effort to raise $10,800 by September 1st to clothe 300 children, we are asking  for donations and help collecting school supplies.  It costs only $36 to provide one child with one pair of shoes, 2 pairs of pants or 2 skirts, 2 shirts or 2 blouses, 3 pairs of socks, 3 pairs of underwear, and school supplies.  Your family, church, or organization can be an integral part of this effort by donating funds to help us reach our fundraising goal.  Simply click the “Donate Now!” button to help one or more children in need.

If you are interested in helping NICA collect school supplies, donations, or have questions please contact Robert Ludlow at 817-626-1102 ex. 225 or robertl@nicaagency.org.  Thank you for your continued support!

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Barbara Bush Family Literacy Program is a Success

girls readingIn September, NICA began a nine month partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy to teach English.  This grant is quite prestigious and NICA is proud to be working with the Barbara Bush Foundation.

The literacy program provides English as a Second Language, reading and writing instruction, computer training, and parenting skills. The classes run Tuesday through Friday from 9:30-12:00.

The response we have received from the families in the community has been exciting and heartwarming.  Both children and parents have demonstrated an eagerness to learn and improve their English skills.

Before classes began, we pre-tested the parents and children.  In just a few short weeks, we have already seen dramatic improvements. NICA would like to extend a thank you to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy for funding and helping us develop this program.  We would also like to thank the many volunteers who come to help teach and provide child care each day.  They are truly the key to the students’ success.

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NICA’s Needs List

As we move into the summer months, we would like to share our annual NICA’s Needs list with you. We maintain a hygiene closet in our office but it oftentimes run very low or even empty on supplies for our clients. If you are able to donate any of these supplies and drop them off at our office on Tuesday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, we would greatly appreciate it:

January: Shampoo and Conditioner
February: Disposable Diapers
March: Deodorant
April: Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, and Dental Floss
May: Toilet Tissue
June: Socks For Children (All Sizes)
July: Underwear For Children (All Sizes)
August: Powdered Detergent
September: New or Gently Used Coats
October: Non-Perishable Food for Thanksgiving Baskets
November: New Toys for Christmas
December: Blankets

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Thank You!!

A BIG thank you to our generous sponsors, food vendors, volunteers, staff, and board of directors that supported NICA’s 7th Annual Taste of Fort Worth! It was a HUGE success – our most profitable year to date for this event! We’d like to say a special thank you to our sponsors who helped make this possible:

 

2013 Taste of Fort Worth Planning Committee

92.1 Hank FM

95.9 The Ranch

Boo-Ray’s of New Orleans

Brandon Tatarevich

Carlton White, CPA

CAC Catering

Campisi’s Restaurant

Cordona Foods

Carlton White CPA

Circle S Catfish Grill

Cody Hickman

Coors Distributing Company

Cowboy Church Fort Worth Stockyards

Curtis and Diane Younts

Daddy Jack’s Lobster & Chowder House

Dan and Janice Nance

David and Barbara Nance

Devon Energy

Don Scott Marable, CFP – Edward Jones

Erin Andrews

Fort Worth, Texas: The City’s Magazine

Frost Bank

Ginger Browns

Genghis Grill

Lake View Marina

Kathy McGinn

Mark and Sheri Beatty

Matt Blevins, Auctioneer

Miss Devon & The Outlaw

Monticello Spring Water Company

Mrs. Renfro’s Gourmet Salsas & More

NICA Board of Directors

Purple Land Management

Quick Park

Red Hot & Blue

Rosa’s Cafe and Tortilla Factory

Southside Bank

Star Bank of Texas

Steve Bales Photography

Starbucks Coffee of Saginaw

Sweet Tomatoes

The Ludlow Family

The Lunch Box

The Wine Thief

Total Wine & More

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