SSLW Celebrates National Make a Difference Day

ROSENBERGSuburban Sugar Land Women (SSLW) hosted National Make a Difference Day, at Brazosview Health Care Center with residents and staff and engaging fellowship, delicious food and fantastic fun activities.

First, the fun-filled day began with a complimentary, home-cooked breakfast by East Beast Catering which consisted of eggs, biscuits, oatmeal, grits, bacon, sausage and orange juice for 25 residents and 9 staff members. Then, Ms. Barbara, the yoga instructor, instructed residents on how to do yoga from their chair. This included stretching and breathing exercises. The residents said they felt very relax and enjoyed the yoga exercises.

Next, residents played bingo in which they were highly engaged, laughed and had a good time. Later, complimentary gift bags were given to all residents, which included body wash, socks, shampoo and conditioner. Lastly, SSLW provided all on-site staff with thank you WalMart gift cards for making a difference in the community. October birthday’s celebrants enjoyed a delicious birthday cake. Wow, what an amazing day for the residents, staff and volunteers!

Additionally, SSLW would like to offer gratitude to Brazosview Health Care Center’s residents and staff; Ms. Keisha Butler, Activity Director; 11-year-old volunteer, Chase;  East Beast Catering and Alief Hasting High School TAFE’s volunteers for serving. Kudos to Donisha Smith, Project Chair and Judeene Edison, Tomika Lewis and Dr. Devette George, Project Co-Chairs for their exemplary leadership; they collaborated biweekly for months in designing, planning and implementing this successful service project.

SUGAR  LANDThe Walk to End Alzheimer occurred at the University of Houston.  It is the world’s largest event with 600+ communities nationwide participating to raise awareness and fund for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Patrick Jean Louis, SSLW Project Chair, cheerfully assisted in registration from 5:30 -8:30am.

MISSOURI CITY – “ A Literary Café” hosted Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Suburban Houston – Fort Bend Alumnae Chapter showcased 15 renowned authors, 13 unique vendors, live entertainment and 200+ attendees at the free and open to the public event. Mable and Mose Austin, SSLW’s Founders, provided desserts and voter’s information materials.


October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit

As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.

Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.

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