A Hand Up For a Vet
A veteran of Desert Storm, Laura was no stranger to challenges, but this single mother was losing the battle to provide for her family. See how you helped restore her hope and dignity as shown on the 700 Club.
January is Mentoring Month
Posted Friday, January 14, 2011 | The Boerne Star
By Diane Benac, Boerne CAN! and Elizabeth Nolan, BISD Mentoring Program
Wednesday, Jan. 12, marked the third year in a row that Mayor Dan Heckler has proclaimed January to be Boerne Mentoring Month. Following suit with President Obama’s announcement of January being National Mentoring Month, Heckler met with mentees, mentors, administrators and school staff to read the proclamation.
Heckler strongly urged church, business and community members to get involved with the business of mentoring and changing the lives of Boerne’s school-age citizens.
Additionally, official results have just been announced from the conclusion of the Boerne CAN! Mentoring Program.
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GVTC supports Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | The Boerne Star
GVTC recently donated $5,000 to Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries in support of programs serving the needs of local families.
Since 2000, the faith-based, non-profit organization has provided food and basic household necessities and given hope and comfort to the poor through lasting family mentoring relationships and working with more than 70 Hill Country church outreach ministries and agencies.
According to the agency’s website, HCDBM provides family mentors with food, clothing, furniture, diapers, school supplies, and children’s books and Bibles to deliver to families in need. Volunteers provide community support and emotional and spiritual counseling to more than 900 families-well over 3,000 individuals-in the Hill Country communities.
In addition to the food pantry and regular distributions, mentoring programs include the Family Mentoring Resource Ministry and the WE CAN! Student Mentoring Program.
In 2009 HCDB served over 1,350 families representing 4,400 people, averaging 800 families served bimonthly.
Since the first of the year, the agency has added 160 new families representing 540 more people seeking help.
BHS, Sam’s Kids and Hill Country Daily Bread help bring Christmas cheer!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007 12:00 am | The Boerne Star
Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries, SAM’s Kids and several Boerne High School athletic programs worked together to help make this Christmas a little brighter for several deserving youth.
Boerne athletes bought and collected toys that were then handed out by The Daily Bread. The Boerne athletes, along with businesses and individuals in the community, helped collect a total of 1,100 toys that were given away as presents this Christmas.