Devereux says thanks for successful event
April 29, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Updated April 29, 2011 at 11:30 p.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
As part of a very caring and generous community, we thank everyone who made the Devereux Art & Antiques in the Garden a wonderful success.
Some people don't realize our clients actually grow the plants we sell as part of our Adult Life Skills program. Just like the clients we care for, you'll find the plants in many stages - some may have just been planted, or some are in full bloom, ready for spring. By supporting Devereux Gardens, you give clients the opportunity to contribute to their community by producing goods designed to enhance self-esteem, confidence and learn skills that are necessary to obtain employment.
You've read it in the news: With a devastating lack of mental health care in our state, it's important to remember that big differences always start with small steps. Help from the community - your help - is what keeps us a viable resource for Texas citizens. Please consider becoming a volunteer and advocate of mental health services for our community. Now, more than ever, mental health awareness is needed. Your voice is crucial, and speaking up for your community is the first step.
Carole Elise Oliphant, Devereux Texas, Victoria