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SonKissed organization reaching out to young ladies

By Sonny Long
Aug. 12, 2011 at 3:12 a.m.


OPPORTUNITIES

Saturday- Vote for Hospice of South Texas in its competition to win a new Toyota. Go to the Toyota 100 Cars for Good page on Facebook to vote.

Tuesday - Dow Seadrift Operations is teaming with Habitat for Humanity Calhoun County for the first-ever build in Seadrift. For more information or to volunteer, contact Barbara Watson at Barbara.Watson.Coordinator@gmail.com.

Aug. 20 - S.T.E.P. 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run, 7 a.m., Hallettsville City Park. Go to www.sonkissed.org for information.

Founded earlier this year in Hallettsville, SonKissed is a Christian organization and support group designed to help young ladies between the ages of 15 to 25. SonKissed means "Kissed By The Son of God" and is for all all girls regardless of religious preference or belief, said Ericka Sluka, organization president.

According to the organization's vision statement, it hopes to become a global presence offering basic essentials of life - counseling and mentoring; training toward fundamental, educational and professional excellence; and the imparting of wisdom, hope and purpose in Jesus Christ to those in need.

The utmost goal is to present a generation who has been kissed by the Son of God, send out these extraordinary people to pass on the torch and keep the lamp of hope continually ignited, according to the organization's website.

HISTORY: Founded February 2011

AREAS SERVED: Lavaca and Colorado counties. Expansion plans to Victoria, DeWitt and Travis counties.

SERVICES PROVIDED: Educational, vocational and life skills training. Group Bible study. Stepping Toward Excellence, Purpose and Salvation is the foundation of the program. Transform All Girls into Stepping Toward Excellence, Purpose and Salvation is geared toward local schools where counselors will TAG a student and refer her to the SonKissed program.

GREATEST NEEDS: Funds for a building that will be headquarters and have enough space for the girls who join the organization.

FUNDING: Donations

VOLUNTEER STAFF:

Ericka Sluka - president

Shana Hildebrandt - Vice president

Rachel C. Genzer - Vice president

Jennifer Garza

Crystal Ross

CONTACT INFORMATION:

esluka@sonkissed.org

www.sonkissed.org

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