TAMU Women's Club Community Outreach and Social Justice (COSJ) Group is an interest group of the TAMU Women's Club (www.tamuwomensclub.org). This group is for any member of TAMU Women's Club who would like to become more involved and make a difference in our community. To join the COSJ group, please sign up for the TAMU Women’s Club membership first. Membership is open to female faculty, professional staff, or alumni of the Texas A&M System or Foundation, as well as to women who are spouses of any of the above. Membership fee is $20/year ($15 for new members) and that money goes to scholarships for outstanding local high school students to attend TAMU. To become a member of TAMU Women's Club, please follow this link ( http://tamuwomensclub.org/index.php/membership ).
Programs that we are currently involved in include but are not limited to:
• Family Promise (FP) – is a Bryan/College Station (BCS) non-profit organization with the mission to help homeless children and their families achieve sustainable independence. Plans for the upcoming year involve completing the remodeling and furnishing of our adopted two-family room. We will also continue supporting for FP through the donation of needed personal products and pillows, and assisting with counseling, tutoring and companionship. Contact: Pam Johnson, email@example.com , 832-641-9782.
• Social Justice Group – Join like-minded women learning and acting upon social justice and injustices occurring locally. This year we will focus on the BCS housing and poverty crisis by working with local experts to make a difference in our area. Contact: Amy McLaughlin-Bowman, firstname.lastname@example.org , 979-203-0567.
Kyle Field Day – is an annual TAMU event in which local Aggies & BCS community members participate in fun service projects. Last year, we successfully completed > 300 personally decorated birthday cards for Family Promise present and past family members. This year we will need to come up with an even more successful and exciting project. Contact: Pam Johnson, email@example.com , 832-641-9782.
• Meals on Wheels – The TAMU Women’s Club Meal on Wheels team is making a difference to seniors who are less fortunate in BCS community. The MOW team delivers nutritious meals, provide friendly visits and completes a safety check to local citizens in our community. The nutritious meals are prepared by the local Meals On Wheels office and the TAMU Women’s Club MOW team deliveries the lunchtime meals once a week. We hope you will consider joining our team as a regular MOW delivery person or as a substitute, as needed. Small children are welcomed in our teams to brighten up the lives to those less fortunate! Contact: Denise Parker, firstname.lastname@example.org , 301-606-4931.
• Anderson Food Pantry/ Brazos Valley Food Bank – exists to serve those in need of food assistance in Brazos Valley. As they help in renovating their feed store into a new community pantry, members of the TAMU Women’s Club take a stand for what they’re trying to do, which is to fight hunger and to ultimately shorten the food line. Join our team as we strive to alleviate hunger in the Brazos Valley and sort donations, create family boxes, prepare and distribute summer lunches to children, conduct food drives. Children, as young as elementary school, may join. Contact: Emily Withers, email@example.com