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WELCOME To Our Non-Profit Organization The Community & Children's Impact

We service Shepherd, Coldsprings, Livingston, Tarkington and Cleveland, Montgomery, Trinity, and some Harris County, Texas


    The mission of this organization is to promote Anti crime and anti drug youth activities and programs that include outdoor adventures and getting our youth back to nature, encourage family unity, physical fitness, educational opportunities on many levels, while bringing a better quality of life to poverty related and Special Needs families, We focus on families who does not have the same opportunities or resources as others.

    The C.C.I.C. now assists with multiple resources in several Counties to create productive citizens on all levels of life. CCIC provides educational programs, to promote healthy and productive children, adults and community. Our goal is to stomp Out Hunger, provide resources, and financial assistants to families in poverty. We put God first.

Our children are in dire need of a positive environment!

     We will push hard as a collective group with a focused, common goal. We will not restrict ourselves to saving only one child, but will be involved in saving numerous children's lives each day. We will be working towards fostering within them upstanding, community-minded, productive individuals. We have the opportunity to have a DIRECT IMPACT on their lives. So do You! Join with us, we need you, they need you!

Meet some of the People Who 

Have Impacted My Life!!

We are so proud we are now accredited with the Better Business Bureau.

Make payable to The C.C.I.C.

Tax forms upon request


1020 N. Byrd Shepherd, Texas 77371

If you want to make a difference 

call (936)499-2632

Ask about our 2023 Get It Off Your Chest Program

Every Thursday Night 6:30

*Jesus to The Streets Program beginning 2017

We are collecting these items:

*Rain coats                                 *toothpaste

*Hand warmers                           *Kleenex

*soap and wash rags                    *Mouth Wash

*towels                                       *Hotel Shampoo's

*Pillows                                       *Gloves

*Brush & combs                           *Scarfs

*Winter Jackets                           *New or used backpacks

*Sterno's                                      *Socks

*tooth brushes                             *Paper & pens

*Deodorant                                  *Chapstick

*Butane Bottles                            *Old or new camp cook stoves

*search word books                      *Trash bags

*small toys to put in backpacks

Impact Center Assists with:



*Suicide Awareness

*Electric & Water bills

*Crisis Assistance

*Assistance for homeless

*College Assistance

*Assist School Programs

*Assist Law Enforcement

*School Community Service

*Mandatory Community Service (We work with Criminal Justice System)

*Food Drives

*Assistance for Senior Citizens

*Fundraising for families in need

*Collaboration with American Red Cross

*Awareness Programs- 3rd Saturday of every month "Get It Off Your Chest Sessions

*Zero's To Hero's Program

*Educational Programs

*Gardening Program

*Summer Work Programs

*After School Programs

*Youth Activities and trips

*Annual Hug-A-Tree/Kiss-A-Fish Youth 3 day Adventure

*Annual Feed The Hunger Program/Collaboration with San Jacinto County Outreach

*Impact Center is the only organization I know of who has a Youth Board of Directors that attend meetings and helps make decisions on our yearly goals.

*Impact Center has 8 Woodforest National Bank Managers from all over Houston and local area on our team. This is the most Managers on any one team or organization per the District Supervisor, I am honored and grateful for their support.

Accomplishments & Recognition:

*2010 Halliburton Hometown Hero

*2014- Masonic Lodge winner of Community Service Award

*2015- Best of San Jacinto County- Best Civic Organization

*2015 Better Business Bureau Accredited

*2022 Teddy Elliot- 8 yr. volunteer received Volunteer of the Year

*2022- Brenda Myers- Citizen of the Year

*2022- Best Civic Organization

*2022- Best Outreach Organization

2022- Best Resale shop Runner- Up

Impact Thrift Shop Store Hours:

9am til 4pm Tuesday - Friday

Saturday: 9am- 4pm

Sunday - Monday CLOSED

Winter hours Tuesday-Saturday 9am-4pm

The Impact Thrift Store is a for profit business, but all the proceeds go to help further the education of our youth, provide food, clothing, and merchandise at a reasonable cost to our customers, to give a additional vital need for our community. Provide food for those in need, help single moms, fire victims, electrcity bills and more. We have been serving our community for over 17 years, we opened a resale shop to have a permanent location to better serve our communities, to have a greater impact in our community and provide a great store with honest, caring, and friendly people. We hope to be serving our communities for many years to come.

We are already growing out of our location and hope and pray that one day we will have a larger location to make a even greater impact in all 4 counties, of the highest poverty rated area's in the county.

*We are excepting donations of clothes, baby items, furniture, bedding, books, electronics, maturity clothes, car seats, strollers, stereo's, camera's, purses, etc.

*We provide educational customers service skills to eager youth wanting to learn new business skills, office skills, prepare youth for future jobs or beginner jobs to teach them to be productive, personal hygiene, customer service, and to become productive self-motivated individuals. The Thrift Shop provides a location for community services hours and college hours to youth in all surrounding counties. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer you can make a difference in a fun working environment, while helping people in need.

*We have a great support team but to keep our store up and running we need additional financial support. Being a small business has many expenses and our community and children are counting on us to succeed.

*We have a pick up service for left over garage sale items and donations. We except anything you can't use.

*If we can't use it we ship it to 3rd World Counties to make a even greater Impact. Making a difference around the world.



 The CCIC!

                                                            We are a 501(c)3 organization, founded in 2006.

                                                  All donations are tax-deductible. 


You can find us at this web-site or

We changed our logo due to we now services a larger area not just Cleveland

we have youth members from Splendora, Livingston, Conroe, Coldsprings, and

Shepherd, Trinity, some Harris County, Texas.


Impact Team celebrating Halliburton's Home Town Hero presentation.

Team work makes things happen!

Congressman Ted Poe and Brenda Myers/Executive Director

(936) 499-2632


    We are a non-profit organization dedicated to giving the youth of our community and the surrounding area an alternative to the dangerous temptations and sometimes addictive behaviors that are so readily accessible to all of us.

This organization came into being because of the inspiration and dedication of one woman, Brenda Myers, a drunk driver, and the Gifts from God that are our Children. We hope you enjoy the story of this woman's vision from God and how it's become a vision for many others.

    In May of 2004, Brenda Myers was hit by a drunk driver. During her 2-year recovery, that included more bed-rest than anyone should ever be forced to endure, she began reading the newspaper, and realized the children were dying younger & younger. As soon as she was moving around again, Brenda began passing out survey sheets to the children in the community to find out their fears and what would keep them out of trouble. She has spoken with youth of various ages, from gang members to high school jocks, male and female; she ended up with over 3000 , and still counting. The answers were so shocking that she knew she had to do something about it immediately.

Brenda started hosting events in her back yard in order to give these children something to do. These events have grown bigger and better as the years pass, with some attracting over 3000 attendees so far.

    As the events grew, her Team began to grow too. With the helpful input of community, local businesses, and friends, it was realized that this group needed to become an official entity. This is why The Community & Children's Impact Center was established and in May of 2007, the CCIC received their official non-profit status.

During Brenda's Journey, she has met a lot of wonderful people within the Cleveland and surrounding communities, as well as people from other cities and states. These fantastic people have jumped in to help out simply because they were told that it would help our children; they are a part of Brenda’s Army of Angels and she will always be grateful to them. Former ambassador for The Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Lions Club, and Ladies Axillary @ The American Legion Post 393 in the past she has met amazing supporters that believe the children are our future. We have received a lot of support from the City of Cleveland and Shepherd City Officials. Please, check out the Sponsor's, Thanks, Links page to visit our sponsors with websites.

    For more of Brenda's and the Impact Center's story, please go to the Our Continuing Story page!




We host these activities at various locations and post the information and directions when they are getting close on the calendar.

* Monthly "Get It Off Your Chest" Sessions Every Thursday Night @ 6:30 Open to Youth & Adults

* Zero's to Hero's Program

* Summer Work Programs

* Community Service opportunities/ We work with Judges & Probation dept.

* "Prayer Under The Pines"

* Jesus to the Streets

* Impact Thrift Shop

* Hug A Tree - Kiss A Fish Adventure Day.

* Annual Fishing Tournament

*Holiday activities & Programs

* Bands and Bikers for Babies "Awareness for Violent Crimes Against our Children"

* Feed the Hungry program in collaboration w/ San jacinto County Outreach/Brenda Myers on Board of Directors

* Homeless awareness

* Christmas & Thanksgiving Helping hands project

* We assist with many other organizations & City events

* Impact Gardening project (Year Round Green House) Working on 2017 grant

     These activities will and do provide positive interactions with like-minded individuals in one location and promote working and cooperating as a collective group in order to have a more powerful IMPACT in the community. During these times we will promote a healthier lifestyle and a maintain a positive environment for our youth and other visitors.


     Our plans for what we will do inside of our future youth center are as follows, with room for improvements as the center and its activities come into being. We plan to have a many activities the "Wonderland Of Resources"

>Re-Sale Shop & Food Pantry

  • Real Deal Reading Center
  • Every Thursday Night 6:30 Get It Off Your Chest Program
  • Weekly tutorials
  • Crime Watch Program
  • Helping Hands Program
  • Work Source Center
  • A year-round, youth-driven Bible study
  • A Gardening Area for Seniors and the Community
  • Special Activities for Special Needs Children
  • After School programs
  • Recreational Area- Stage coming soon in 2023 for Community entertainment & programs.
  • Men's Youth Team- Head by Tim Sales & Major Eddie Edwards
  • Womens Group that participates with just the girls
  • competitive Competitions with a variety of categories.
  • Food Drives to feed the hunger.
  • Camping Trips
  • Collaboration with other non-profits in same location for a greater impact
  • Exercise Program
  • Year-round Greenhouse to stomp out hunger.
  • Community Projects
  • Senior interaction programs
  • Feeding the local youth at programs weekly. Ask how you can donate food. 
  • Opportunity for Former School teacher to still do what they love teach. Ask about it.


     CCIC hosts, or participates in, several events throughout the year and we are always in need of Sponsors to help out with the expenses. Our Events Calendar has some annual events but is often updated to include any new ones on the horizon! We add to the calendar according to the requests of our Youth, of our Board, or our Community. If we can pull it off, and it will benefit the Kids in the long run, we’ll do it if at all possible!!!

    If you would like to donate to any of these special events it's a wonderful tax write off and you will be remembered forever by the many children you have helped. These children are depending on us. Please Help Us Help The Children! It takes a lot of money to put these events together. Any donations we receive will go to a great cause.

"I'm not sure what's at the end of this rainbow, but I do know there are some very important lessons to be learned: Never give up on a dream, never let people tell you it can't be done, always dream big, trust in God, work hard, and your dreams will come true." ~ Brenda

Your generous donations to CCIC are tax deductible!

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Get involved today, call Brenda at: (936) 499-2632

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