Where We Serve
Chicktime Houston/Katy, partners with the Krause Center in Katy, Texas. The Krause Center is home to girls who have suffered the worst kind of abuse. Many of them have been in the foster care system for years and years some living in more than 10 placements before coming to Krause. These children come to Krause to learn to deal with the horrific pain of their abuse and the lasting emotional scars. Luckily, there are places like Krause (a children’s residential treatment center) tailored to care for these extreme cases of abuse. These children have many issues from self- harming, to eating disorders, to drug and alcohol problems… anything to dull the pain. Sadly, sexual abuse is the reality for the vast majority of Krause Center patients… some of these children have been prostituted out by their parents so that the parents could feed their own drug addictions. Krause is run the Lutheran Social Services of the South and is truly a place of hope and healing for these precious children so desperately wanting a better life. The average length of treatment is 6 months, but the girls can stay as long as 6 to 8 months if needed. Once they are well enough to leave Krause, the girls will hopefully be placed with adoptive parents or placed in the foster care system. Chicktime Katy believes that EVERY girl needs support from those who love her and we enter their lives as caring members of the community focused on their restoration and just doing what we can to bring a bright spot to their lives.
CHICKTIME – A group of woman (daughters can participate as long as they are 14) that come and host two different activities at Krause the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00-12:00. Ideas – to provide crafts, sports, dance, drama, or board games to give children social interaction and fun! Also, etiquette class, yoga, zumba, basketball clinic, arts and crafts, fiesta, a carnival, written thank you notes to soldiers in Afghanistan, packed beans and rice to donate to a local food bank.
AMBASSADOR – Advocate for LSS by promoting our ministries to groups, churches, and /or organizations in your area.
BENEFITS – Have a garage sale, a ladies tea party, a bowling tournament, chili cook off or other event and donate proceeds to help children at Krause.
CLOTHES CLOSET– If you like clothes and want to organize you can keep our new clothes ready to outfit our young people (seasonal).
CONCERTS – Musical Talent from soloist, groups to choirs are needed to entertain and introduce creativity to our youth.
GROUP ACTIVITIES – Bring a group to provide crafts, sports, dance, drama, or board games to give children social interaction and fun!
HOLIDAY PARTIES – Provide a Holiday Party, picinic, or festival and allow the children to celebrate life!
EVENTS PLANNING – Admin skills, ability to network and ideas are needed to join with a wonderful group who plan fundraisers.
HAIR STYLISTS/BARBERS – All you need to volunteer in the Salon is a license and a pair of scissors. The hours are flexible.
POINT STORE ASSISTANTS – Volunteers assist in running the point store once a week for 2 hours. When the girls are on level and have earned at least 240 points, they come by cottages and have 10 minutes to shop. Assistants will monitor store during shopping hours and keep shelves looking beautiful.
POINT STORE SHOPPERS – Love shopping? Let your shopping skills fill the stores each week.
PROVIDE A MEAL – A pizza party, sandwiches or any commercially prepared food for 80 young people and staff. Breakfast, lunch or dinner is a heartfelt gift. (No home cooked meals)
LIBRARIAN – Organize and re-shelve donated books in our library on a monthly basis to keep it looking nice and easy to use.
MAINTENANCE – Join our crew to keep the Centers safe and beautiful for the kids by doing painting, moving supplies around, working on small construction projects, etc. Time is flexible and as-needed.
MENTOR – Work one-on-one with one of our children by spending one hour or more per week with them playing games, doing crafts, reading, enjoying dinner in the cafeteria, or just hanging out. Our kids LOVE their mentors and see obtaining a mentor as a special treat – we see mentorship as a catalyst for positive growth and behavioral improvement.
OTHER – Have a unique skill or ability and have time to share? Register here!
SEASONAL VOLUNTEER – Be it Christmas season, Easter, Summer, or Fall Festivals – there are special events throughout the year that need extra help. Sign up here to help with any of these events!
SPIRITUAL CARE – Support our children through Prayer Pals, Praise Bands, Bible Study, Chapel and Youth Groups. Pastors, Youth Pastors, Inspiration Speakers from church groups can provide a time of inspiration for youth that are seeking spiritual direction.
TUTOR – Work with one or several of our kids to improve their academic performance and encourage them to keep at their studies. Many skills needing nurturing on remedial level others are just needing improvement. An hour a week can make a difference in the educational progress of a young person.
VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT – Assistant to help the Director of Volunteers
Please drop off donations at Krause Children’s Center
25752 Kingsland Blvd.
Katy, Tx 77494
DONATION ITEMS FOR KRAUSE CHILDRENS CENTER:
- Toothpaste (travel size and regular size) & Toothbrush
- Conditional, Shampoo
- Lotion (Dove Products)
- Body Wash, Shower Gel (Dove Products)
- Deodorant (Dove)
- Trial Size Products (Including Bar Soap)
- Standard Size Pillows & Pillow Cases
- Lip glosses (no glass and no other make-up items)
- Rugs/Mats (small colored throw rugs for the bedside and shower)
- House shoes (really cute fun ones)
- Flip Flops (boys and girls—all sizes)
- Hair gel (straight or curly hair and African American like ampro or jam)
- Fun pillows (to decorate their beds)
- Twin Size Bed Sheets—FUN designs
- Cute stuffed animals
- Stretchy bracelets (no metal)
- Board Games & cards
- Socks (Colored or white but ankle or short only)
- Giant pickles (large, PLASTIC only jars sold at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club)
- Individual bags of chips and snacks (especially hot cheetos)
- Candy Bars
- Non- chocolate candy (skittles, starburst, wonka, sour strings)
- Cookies – mini bags
- Pajama sets (top and bottom)
- Shirts – sports and regular (NO solid red, black or blue)
- Basket Ball Shorts
- Journals & Composition Books (No metal)
- Books (Paper Backs)
- Sketch pads and Folders (Hardy)
- Envelopes (Small) and Stationary
- Undergarments (no thongs)
- Sports Bras
- Bras (no metal)
- Laundry Baskets
- Tampons (slims, regular and super)
- Phone cards to call their families
- When the girls discharge successfully from New Life, we CELEBRATE. We are in need of make-up for their discharge bags: mascara, eye shadow, blush, lip gloss, lipstick and eyeliner.
- Anything with ANY metal, sharp edges like mirrors, glass, porcelain ceramics…..
- No used items will be accepted
If you would like to donate any of these items, please contact the Administration Office directly at 210-876-6763 or visit them online at upbring.org.