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Posts published in “Day: April 24, 2012

Aldine Optimist Club presents essay contest winners

On March 11, 2012 the Aldine Optimist Club welcomed the winners of the Aldine Optimist Club Essay Contest. The subject this year is “How my Positive Outlook Benefits my Community “. First place went to Wil Rios, a senior at MacArthur High School and also Valedictorian of his class. Third Place went to Luis Velazquez, a senior at Aldine High School. Our missing Second place winner was unable to attend.

Mr. Rios received a $50.00 Savings Bond from the Optimist Club. He will now proceed to the District level. The winner of the District level will receive a $2500 scholarship.

Aldine Y.O.UT.H Community Center has a new name

Starting April 9 of this year, Aldine Y.O.U.T.H. became part of Bucker International and as part of this integration, its new name is “Aldine Community Transformation Center (Aldine CTC)”.

Letter from Sylvia Bolling, founder and Executive Director of the new Aldine CTC:

Thank you for your continued friendship, prayers and support for Aldine Y.O.U.T.H. Since 1990 we have been able to serve and fill many of the emotional, educational and physical needs for the Aldine community. This has been accomplished through our network of area friends and organizations like you who are supportive of the vulnerable youth and families in our community.

I am pleased to announce that as of April 9 Aldine Y.O.U.T.H. is now part of Dallas-based Buckner International. Buckner is a global Christian organization that has been transforming lives through hands-on ministry and providing a continuum of care to vulnerable children, families and elders for more than 133 years.

This new opportunity will provide strength to the Aldine programs so we are able to maximize the resources of both organizations to gain more efficiency and greater outcomes in the Houston area. You will see this in a variety of ways as we begin utilizing the resources of Buckner.

Although we have a new name, Aldine Community Transformation Center, A Ministry of Buckner, we will continue to offer a broad range of services and be a catalyst for positive transformation and restoration in our community.

All contributions in support of the Aldine Y.O.U.T.H. programs will now be processed by Buckner Foundation, Inc. This simply means your acknowledgment letter/tax receipt will be sent from the Buckner Foundation office in Dallas. You may continue to send contributions to the Aldine office in Houston or directly to Buckner Foundation, Inc. Either way, 100% of your donation will provide support for our programs.

I am very excited about this new opportunity and to be a part of Buckner. We thank you for your past support and we are so grateful you believe in our mission and pray you will continue to walk this journey with us. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like more information about this exciting new chapter in our ministry.