16 07, 2017

FINDING ENCOURAGEMENT IN THE SUMMERTIME BLUES

By |2017-10-16T17:56:26+00:00July 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s the middle of summer. Utility bills are higher, chaos is a little crazier, kid’s are “bored”, there’s “nothing” to eat, and then there is the unexpected car repairs, new AC Unit, agghhhhh……
Break away for an hour or two for lunch and join us this Friday and be encouraged through those summertime blues-you never know that your story might encourage someone else too! Whatever walk of life you are in-you have something to offer the conversation.  We will meet at The Sandbox at Madeline’s Place from 12-1:30. LUNCH IS PROVIDED FREE!

16 10, 2017

All Things New

By |2017-10-16T16:47:05+00:00October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New new new!  Plenty of things are new at The Sandbox at Madeline’s Place.  We are excited about the new school year complete with a van to pick teens up after school for Hutto and Farley Middle Schools (see the transportation hub for waiver and to schedule pickup)!  We have mailed our first quarterly newsletter to our donor list (and will have it posted on this site as well).  AND you are looking at a NEW WEBSITE!  Thanks to David Dolley of CygnusTech Industries we have this wonderful looking and easier to navigate website to better keep our teens, parents, and donors informed.

Also new this year is the expansion of our scholarship program to more high schools in the area, the continued growth of our Hippo Wrestling Club, our new sand volleyball court, and more new sports equipment coming.  Our teen committee is in the midst of morphing into a sub-club of the Hutto High School Leo’s as an “internal community service” group – teens helping teens.  Something we love to see.

 

2 02, 2018

Prom Extravaganza 2018

By |2018-02-02T10:11:57+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s back. Prom season is quickly approaching and that means: dresses, nail appointments, limos, hair appointments, tuxedos, prom tickets, dates…oh my! Oh and one more thing, money to buy it all! WOW!

At the Sandbox we recognize the internal struggle of desperately wanting to attend such memorable events, but the agony of knowing “it’s really expensive”. This is where Prom Extravaganza comes in.  For the third year in a row, we will be able to support juniors and seniors attend prom that might otherwise not be able to afford it. On February 25th from 3-6pm we will be open to Hutto High School juniors and seniors to shop for dresses, accessories and shoes, pick up gift certificates for hair, nails and tuxedos.  After this date, we will be open to any junior or senior from area high schools that would like to attend their prom and need a dress.

We would be so grateful for your help in making this year’s prom a reality for students who otherwise could not afford it.  We are accepting dresses, shoes, accessories and cash to help cover the costs associated with prom.  If you know of a local hair dresser or nail artist that might consider donating a few gift certificates, that would be great too!  We have a gofundme set up where you can give a financial contribution.

https://www.gofundme.com/2018-prom-extravaganza