WOAMTEC donates more than 1100 pairs of kids jeans for Back-to-School needs

Women on a Mission to Earn a Commission (WOAMTEC) of Magnolia, recently donated 1181 pairs of jeans to Montgomery County Emergency Assistance (MCEA) to help qualified students prepare for Back to School. In 2013, WOAMTEC. The Woodlands donated 367 pairs of jeans to MCEA.

The WOAMTEC Foundation offered a Jean Drive Challenge May 15 until August 15, 2014, for all chapters nationwide, collecting jeans of any size, gender, or color to give to a charitable organization. The chapter nationwide that wins the Jean Drive Challenge wins 2 free annual memberships, and every Chapter member wins a prize.

For the second year in a row, WOAMTEC Magnolia won the Jean Drive Challenge with 1181 pairs of jeans!! Heathrow, Chicago was the runner-up collecting 649 pairs of jeans.

We are very grateful and excited to be able to help so many young people get ready for school, MCEA Executive Director Chad Patterson said, adding “What an amazing donation. The generosity makes it possible for us to commit to meeting the needs of so many Montgomery County families that need our support and encouragement. Families were given vouchers to redeem for school clothes, and this donation is HUGE!”

The group really came together collecting jeans from community garage sales, personal closets, retail stores, and friends. This is our largest community event that gets all the members involved” WOAMTEC Magnolia Director Tonya Lavoie said.

WOAMTEC Magnolia has 70 members, meeting the second and fourth Thursday of each month. The organization meets at Genuwine Tasting Room, 6503 FM 1488, in Magnolia from 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. WOAMTEC builds a positive networking atmosphere where seasoned professional business women can come together to share ideas, offer support, and create solid business alliances. All while keeping her life in balance and her priorities of Faith First, Family Second, and Career Third. For additional information, click here: WOAMTEC.com

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance is a not-for-profit agency serving the community since 1981.This fall MCEA will introduce a program to move clients into self-sufficiency by offering education, financial independence, health/wellness and an individual service plan through key collaborations in the community. The agency is excited to be able to partner with the community in offering real-life solutions.