As we find ourselves in the middle of the Christmas season of giving…. We remind everyone that our local organization supports the Rainbow Room in Longview, Gregg County. This benefits children that have been removed from homes through CPS and works with CASA volunteers to help those children and the foster parents have items they might need for a child being placed in their care and custody.
This year the Rainbow room is in need of diapers, wipes, baby items in general, underwear (boys & girls - all sizes), COATS (again boy or girl & all sizes), SHOES (again boy or girl & all sizes) & hygiene products (shampoo, conditions, toothbrushes, toothpaste). They reminded us that babies and toddlers are not the only age that are removed from homes, so they have a need for older children's items as well.
They are also in need of large ticket items (Car Seats, Booster Seats, Pack-N-Plays) - these have to be new in boxes. - NTAP PLANS TO PURCHASE SEVERAL CAR SEATS & PACK-N-PLAYS & various other items on the list with the donations we have collected this year.
At the November meeting we passed around a bucket for people to draw from for various items so that we were able to maybe meet a larger scale of donations in various sizes. We originally had 32 draw tickets in the bucket….. Several people have asked what the remaining tags were in the bucket - they are listed as follows:
Toddler Jacket or Coat - Boy or Girl or Both - size 2T
Toddler Jacket or Coat - Boy or Girl or Both - size 5T
Youth size shoes - Boy or Girl or Both - size 2
Toddler shoes - Boy or Girl or Both - size 3T
Toddler shoes - Boy or Girl or Both - size 8T
Infant Jacket or Coat - Boy or Girl or Both - size 12 month
Youth size shoes - Boy or Girl or Both - size 5
Box of Baby Wipes
Box of Diapers - any size
If you are able to help with any of these items, your contributions are greatly welcomed. If you need me to meet you and pick the items you drew at the last meeting, please give me a call (903-746-7814 or at work 903-758-0561), I will be happy to come to various offices and pick up items.
I also had a request for Paypal & Venmo options… if you or even your attorney would like to send a monetary donation - you can send money to me through my paypal account - my e-mail for paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can send money thru Venmo - Shannon Happney - just please mark it for Rainbow Room & send me a text at 903-746-7814 so I confirm receipt of payment to you. Javan & I plan to go shopping first of next week.
Our Christmas Lunch meeting will be on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Barron's. We will gather up all remaining donations at that time and then Javan and I will deliver all of the items collected to the Rainbow Room. Thank you for your support and generosity.
Our Christmas Party is just around the corner. December 18th at Cafe Barrons. We will be there from noon til 1:00. We will be electing new officers, playing games and winning prizes and we will be accepting donations for the Rainbow Room. Please call Maria Sturdy at 903-236-4990 to reserve your seat or to get more information. It is also time to renew your memberships!!
Please go to the "Membership" tab to get your application to join!!
Time to Renew your membership with the
State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division
Introducing the NTAP Officers for 2019
Left to Right: Shannon Bjork swears in the new Officers: Rebecca Alldredge President, Nadriette Hardeman - 1st Vice President, Maria Sturdy - 2nd Vice President, Javan Johnson - NALA Liaison, Shannon Happney - Secretary and Treasurer
CONGRATULATIONS TO REBECCA ALLDREDGE, NTAP PARALEGAL OF THE YEAR FOR 2018!!!
CHARITIES FOR 2019
Every year, NTAP is involved in providing assistance to local charitable organizations within the community. This year, NTAP will carry on the tradition of collecting and providing needed items (stuffed animals, toys, car seats, etc.) to the Rainbow Room during the Christmas holidays and also assist the Rainbow Room with its other organized charity programs. If you have any questions concerning these activities, or want to know how to become more involved, please contact the lovely Javan Johnson at ScholarshipChair@NTAParalegals.org. Click here for more information on the Rainbow Room.
Nancy Mumford with the rainbow room received donations from NTAP at our December 2017 Membership Meeting.
"A TASTE OF JUSTICE" - NTAP'S OWN COOKBOOK
Help us raise money for paralegal student scholarships and delight your family at the dinner table at the same time! Full of delicious, proven recipes, our cookbook makes a great gift as well. (Now in its second printing!)
Please send payment in the amount of $13 (includes shipping) to:
NTAP Cookbook, P.O. Box 2284, Longview, TX 75606-2284