Saturday, May 16, 2009

Charity Chicks and Astros Support The Parish School (press release and flyer)

Jayme Lamm

May 19, 2009

Charity Chicks and Astros Support The Parish School

Houston – Charity Chicks Houston continues on with their efforts to raise money and awareness for non-profits in Houston. As the Houston Astros gear up to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, the members of Charity Chicks Houston gather at Minute Maid Park on June 6th to support of The Parish School.

The Parish School is a local private school for children with autism and other learning differences and has been located in Houston since 1983.

Tickets for the June 6th game are on sale at or and by using password “PARISH” $2 for every ticket sold will be donated back to the school. “After meeting with the administrators at The Parish School and touring their beautiful campus, we saw the amount of hard work that goes into the education and enrichment of those children’s lives of the students,” said Tam’ra Osborne Powell, Co-Founder of Charity Chicks Houston. “This event isn’t strictly about raising money for the school. The focus of Charity Chicks Houston is threefold: raising money, raising awareness and having fun. We want to raise awareness for The Parish School as well as offer the kids a fun time just as the summer starts.”

The group is also giving the first 50 students from the school a free Astros gift in the Union Station Lobby at 5:30.

The Astros have offered a deep discount for the game where field Box seats can be purchased for $23, Bullpen for $16, Mezzanine for $13, View Decks for $10 and $8 and anyone can take advantage of these discounts and support the school. Visit and use password “PARISH” to take advantage of this offer.

-- About Charity Chicks Houston --

Charity Chicks Houston got the great idea from Charity Chicks Orlando (unaffiliated, but a truly inspiring group of women) and then added their own flair to the group in Houston.
The group meets throughout the year for a host of reasons and causes. Charity Chicks Houston plans at least one event per quarter to support a local charity either by volunteering or raising money - or both. The group also attends and helps with other activities throughout the year to continue to promote the plethora of charitable events in the great city of Houston.
The events and the organizations CCH chooses to support vary throughout the year based on current situations and the passion of members. The group is not affiliated with any particular non-profit organizations. The group is unpaid and there are no time or financial commitments to join or participate.

-- About The Parish School --

The Parish School is the only school in Houston, public or private, which offers a multi-age, language-based, developmental curriculum for children 18 months through fifth grade. Children served have communication and learning differences, but average to above average learning potential. These differences may include problems with speech/language, learning to read, focusing attention, visual motor areas, social skills, and auditory processing.

The Parish School utilizes a classroom based therapy program implemented by certified teachers and speech/language pathologists. Classroom ratios are low and treatment/education plans are individualized to maximize the success of each child. The state-of-the-art facilities include parent/therapist viewing areas, built in assisted listening devices, play and picnic areas, gardens and large, bright classrooms. The creative and visual arts play a large role in the academic program and incorporate the focus on expressive, receptive and pragmatic language skills while giving children a creative outlet in which to express themselves.