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Society of St. Stephen
Society of St. Stephen is a 501c3 community outreach assistance ministry serving persons living in the Humble, New Caney, and Splendora school districts. Each week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11:30 am families are given help with food, clothing and limited financial assistance.

WHAT DO WE DO?

  • Society of St. Stephen is a community outreach agency serving people living in the Humble, New Caney and Splendora school district boundaries.
  • We are 100% volunteer- we have no paid employees or positions.
  • We are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am- 11:30 am or until we have served the first 36 clients and typically are closed on school holidays except for the summer.
  • We provide, at no cost to our clients, an average of 400 individuals each week with food, clothing and an average of 25 families a week with limited financial assistance (primarily utility and medication assistance).
  • Clients can visit SOSS once every 30 days for food, once every 60 days for clothing and once every 12 months for financial assistance. A typical grocery allotment includes canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meat, rice, beans or pasta, bread, ½ gallon of milk and cheese. Fresh fruits, vegetables and personal products are given when available. We also supply diapers (as needed), laundry soap, toilet paper and bath soap to all families.
  • We have three special projects a year. Our Back to School drive supplies over 950 children each year with school supplies, a $15.00 shoe voucher for one pair of new shoes and new backpacks every year. For Thanksgiving and Christmas we provide over 500 food baskets for a family holiday dinner and gifts for over 1,200 children age 1-16.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

  • We receive donations and monetary gifts from individuals, philanthropic groups, churches, schools, businesses, corporation volunteer grants and our major fundraiser, the SOSS women’s tennis tournament held in the spring.
  • Our 150+ regular volunteers give an average of 15 hours per month of their valuable time to SOSS.
  • In recent months*, our disbursements for utilities and medical assistance have averaged $1,233.00* a week. Our food costs have averaged $616.00* a week which we supplement with large discounts form the Houston Food Bank and local food drives and/ or donations. (*Based on data December 2011 - November 2012.)

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • DONATE! We always need gently used clothing, linens and small household items and please use your Kroger share card and Randall’s Good Neighbor cards.  
  • VOLUNTEER! We have a wide variety of places to help, working with clients or working behind the scenes, on a regular basis or on seasonal projects, and flexible scheduling from a couple of hours a month to more.
  • GIVE! Financial contributions can be mailed directly to us, or designated to SOSS and dropped in the collection plate at Kingwood United Methodist Church. Society of St. Stephen is a 501c3 agency.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information, contact us!

Lynn Harper, Director SOSS
1799 Woodland Hills Drive
Kingwood, Texas 77339
281-358-7722

Email Lynn Harper.

 

 

 

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S.O.S.S.
webmaster@kingwoodumc.org (Kingwood United Methodist Church)
When: Monday, April 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Society of St. Stephen

Food pantry, clothes closet.
S.O.S.S.
webmaster@kingwoodumc.org (Kingwood United Methodist Church)
When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Society of St. Stephen

Food pantry, clothes closet.
SOSS Coordinators Meeting
webmaster@kingwoodumc.org (Kingwood United Methodist Church)
When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: K105
S.O.S.S.
webmaster@kingwoodumc.org (Kingwood United Methodist Church)
When: Friday, April 25, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Society of St. Stephen

Food pantry, clothes closet.