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“TWEF: Deavra Daughtry, Comerica Bank Executives, Grammy Award Winning Yolanda Adams & Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner Gives $5000 in Scholarships and 30 Computers to Low Income Students

The Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation (TWEF) in conjunction with Comerica Bank hosted the organization’s annual Read To Lead Holiday Book Drive & Computer Giveaway on Monday, December 5, 2011at 6:30 p.m. at The Empowerment Center, 8333 Sweetwater Lane Houston, TX 77037. This festive evening of empowerment and giving was a wonderful opportunity to show the caring hearts and enduring commitment that the Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation has for the greater Houston community and its aspiring leaders of tomorrow. We announced our 2011 youth scholarships totaling five thousand dollars ($5000), in addition to awarding 500 books and 30 computers to our deserving youth.

The Read to Lead Book Drive & Computer Giveaway was attended by Houston’s key leaders and public figures. TWEF ambassadors and partners read stories and spoke about how important reading is for academic and life-long success. Key community leaders included Mr.J. Downey Bridgwater, President of Comerica Bank’s Houston Market, Irvin Ashford Jr., SVP – Director of Community Development and External Affairs, US Naval Officer Commander Gregory Williams, Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner, along with Houston’s own Baby Isaac & Disco Joe.

TWEF is proud to announce the 2011 Eagle Scholar Award Recipient is Ms. Yolanda Adams, American Grammy- and Dove-award-winning Gospel music singer and radio show host.

The event was hosted by The Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation. The organization has been a strong pillar in the community, known for its FREE monthly Empowered to Empower Seminars that imparts valuable information to attendees such as Credit Repair, Budgeting, Family Relationships, Caring for the Elderly, and much more. TWEF mentors young girls and boys as well as gives annual scholarships to teens furthering their education. The group is known for sponsoring annual free back-to-school supply giveaways and parenting classes. For more information, visit

For additional information, please call Deavra Daughtry, at (832) 434-5325.

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