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North Channel News

Dec 07, 2021 - by Yesenia Doyal

 Happy Tuesday!

Child Care

October 2021 Workforce Solutions launched the Service Industry Recovery (SIR), which offers free childcare for service industry workers. What industries qualify? 

  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation: Hotels, Restaurants and Food Delivery
  • Accommodation and Food Service: Fitness Centers, Movie Theaters, and Amusement Parks
  • Retail: Clothing Stores, Gas Stations and Grocery Stores. 

For more information and SIR Form visit or call 1-888-469-JOBS (5627).

 Saturday Childcare November and December at Light of Houston Bilingual Academy.

How it works:

  • Leave your child(dren) at Light of Houston, get your shopping done, you time and recharge while the kids are in a fun and safe environment. 
  • Contact: or call 832-659-0625
  • Location: 14511 Woodforest Blvd. Houston, TX 77015


There's plenty of opportunity in the North Channel Community without having a long commute. See what opportunities are available HERE.  


Hospital Career Fair by Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital Thursday, December 9 from 2-6M at San Jacinto College Central Building. RSVP by texting Opportunities to 45991.

Community Events


Winter lights at North Shore park. Thursday, December 9 - 14440 Wallisville Rd., Houston, TX 77049 from 6-8PM.


Channelview Christmas Parade by Channelview EMS Friday, December 17 at 6pm. If you wish to participate on the parade contact 

Bates Collission Center Annual Responsible Parenting Award Thursday, December 16 at 10am. 

Also, please consider joining us in adopting these deserving families if you have not already identified a family to help this season.

Here's 3 ways you can help:

1-purchase items off the below "needs" list and drop them off wrapped or unwrapped at either shop location by 12/10/21.

2-donate gift or fuel cards (no amount is too small, even $10 donations can add up fast)

3-donate money & we'll do the shopping

Here are the stories of this year's families:

North Channel Location:  the Rhodes family... Ms. Destini is a hard-working single mom, raising three children, 12 year old Serina, 4 year old Jo’el & 3 year old Sofia. Destini is working full time as a preschool teaching assistant while attending San Jacinto College in pursuit of her associate degree in Early Childhood Education. Destini has always been very involved with her children’s education including learning all she could about Autism when her son, Jo’el was diagnosed at the age of 2. Destini said the first place she plans on taking her children in her “new” vehicle is to visit her sister who lives 3 hours away.


Needs List: 


Sweater: (Size:  XL), Jacket/coat (Size:  XL), Socks (L), Tennis Shoes:  Size 10, Queen Comforter, Throw/Small Blanket, Bake Ware, Hand Mixer, Zoo Pass, Gas Cards, Food (grocery store gift cards), Oil Change Certificates


12 year old girl (Serina):

Winter Clothes (Shirt Size: Adult XL , Pant Size: Adult 14), Coat (Size: Adult XL), Warm Pajamas (Adult XL), Shoes (Size: 8), House Shoes (Size 8), Socks, Drawing Books, Books, Journal, Pens, markers, drawing pencils

Interests: Drawing, books, journaling


5 year old boy (Jo’el):

Winter Clothes (Shirt Size: 5 , Pant Size: 5), Coat (Size: 5), Warm Pajamas (5), Shoes (Size: 11), House Shoes (Size 11), Socks, Bike or riding toy, Legos, Puzzles, Books

Interests: Paw Patrol, puzzles, Legos & books


3 year old girl (Sofia):

Winter Clothes (Shirt Size: 3T , Pant Size: 3T), Coat (Size: 3T), Warm Pajamas (3T), Shoes (Size: 7), House Shoes (Size 7), Socks, Riding toy, Doll, Books, Puzzles

Interests: Dress up, puzzles & books



Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers. Contact Dante at or give them a call at (713) 378-0020.

 Food / Toy Drive

Galena Park Community Assistance Program - Food needed by December 17.

Goal is to bless 120 children with a gift and 200 families with food in the community. Adopt a child or donate a gift card $30 for christmas. 

Contact: Don Nichols at  832-526-0907.

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