We thought you might like to know that last night our family were guests at the Epilepsy Foundation Fundraising Gala where our son Toby was “highlighted” after dinner. During the speech Yorkshire Academy was mentioned for putting together a team for the Epilepsy Walk at the Houston Zoo in April this year – thanks to all of you who supported Toby on the walk. I hope we will be able to do it again next April.
We were very proud to have donated over $1,600 to the Epilepsy Foundation with funds raised from the Zoo Sponsored Walk.
One in 26 people will suffer from epilepsy at some point in their lives
40,000 people in Houston have epilepsy
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month – keep wearing purple!
The Epilepsy Foundation website is www.eftx.org ~ check it out, donate!
The Tinne Family would like to thank The Yorkshire Foundation, Yorkshire Faculty and Staff for their support.
The Yorkshire Foundation is pleased to support FARE (Food Allergy Research Education) for the fifth straight year.
FARE is the world’s largest nonprofit organization providing information about food allergy to the media, schools, health professionals, pharmaceutical companies, the food industry, and government officials, as well as the food-allergic community. FARE's membership now stands at close to 25,000 worldwide. FARE serves as the communication link between the patient and others. For more information, visit www.foodallergy.org.
Yorkshire Foundation was happy to support FamilyPoint Resources Annual Fundraising Breakfast. FamilyPoint Resources is invested in empowering children and families in our community to overcome cycles of poverty, and in bringing people together from all sides of our community to build a stronger and more enriched neighborhood. The Nottingham Park Area is a pocket of low-income apartments and condos tucked into the larger, generally more affluent West Houston community. Though rich with diversity, the Nottingham Park Area has limited access to a number of important resources. Roughly 85% of the families living in the area are considered low-income. For more information visit http://www.familypointresources.com.
The Yorkshire Foundation sponsored Yorkshire Academy's 5th grader's visit to Memorial Hermann's Memorial City Hospital to help put together 'New Mom' Kits. These kits go home with each new mom, and include a Clifford Baby Book along with a pamphlet explaining the importance of reading to your child. In addition to sponsoring the students, the Yorkshire Foundation donated funds to assist in the continuation of this project.
Yorkshire Foundation would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of its recent City Wide Clubl of Housotn Holiday Feast Food Drive. Generous donors dropped off hundreds of canned food and other requested items between Dec. 5 and Dec. 7th.
Event Specifics: 34th Annual Christmas Eve Big Feast, Monday, December 24, 2012, George R. Brown Convention Center
In concert with the Yorkshire Academy — a private school in West Houston, Texas — and independent of it, the Yorkshire Foundation promotes educational excellence, creates learning opportunities for people of all ages, and extends a helping hand around the globe.