AFCC gives summer updates


The Atascosa Family Crisis Center recently kicked off their summer of events with a bake sale and car wash during the first weekend of June.

AFCC is grateful to the many volunteers: AFCC Board Members, Marathon Oil, Cowboy Fellowship and the community for their generous support. The recent fundraising event brought in $2,100.


Free Movie Nights

AFCC will be hosting two free movie nights at the Pleasanton River Park on Friday, June 30 and Friday July 28. If you find yourselves on those Friday nights wondering what to do with your families, AFCC encourages you to join them for a free movie, refreshments and fun under the stars. AFCC will be collaborating with the Pleasanton Police Department for these events and several other entities and organizations will be present with resource tables.

“We want it to be a fun night. The whole event is free and you can’t pass that up,” Outreach Advocate Shawnene Edmonson said. “It’s a good time to bring them and you’re also gaining more information you didn’t know was available in this county. You’re also enjoying the city park and a night out with family.”

Donation Re-location

AFCC is still avidly searching for a house or storage building to move donations from their current location at the shelter. The large room where donation items are stored will soon undergo asbestos removal procedures and renovations. The location doesn’t need to be in Pleasanton and they’re open to moving the items to Jourdanton, Poteet or Charlotte. Though they need the items removed and stored soon, AFCC would like to have a space that could also be used as a thrift store. A thrift store would help to provide continued sustainment for AFCC and allow them the stability to help victims of domestic violence.

Anti-Bullying Rally

The second annual anti-bullying rally will be held on Friday, August 4 in Pleasanton. A committee meeting will be held on Thursday, June 15 at 4 p.m. at Coastal Bend College.

“Anyone that wants to be involved in this and help are welcome to attend this meeting. I’m reaching out to the schools. Our hope is to have each of the schools present at our rally this year,” Edmonson said.

If anyone is interested in volunteering at the movie night events, make donations to AFCC or have information about a storage space, you may contact them by calling (830) 281-2001.

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