Spindletop Youth Charity Project

Brookwood Community

Supported by Spindletop Charities since 2003

Brookwood Community is a beautiful residential campus located in Brookshire, Texas where functionally disabled adults who have mental and life-skills capabilities of children are given meaningful jobs in trades such as stone-casting, ceramics, and café hosting. Because these citizens are unable to live independently on their own, this loving environment provides them a purpose for personal growth and to learn to be productively involved in Brookwood’s business enterprise. The Spindletop Greenhouse was built in the summer of 2008, and despite the hurricane that damaged other Brookwood greenhouses later that fall, the Spindletop Greenhouse was unscathed. More than 40,000 poinsettias were grown in the Spindletop Greenhouse that year, yielding more than $300,000 in revenues for Brookwood Community.

For more information about Brookwood Community: www.brookwoodcommunity.org

The dedication of the Spindletop Greenhouse at Brookwood Community was held when the first season of Poinsettia plants were in full bloom. On hand to celebration this special check presentation to the Brookwood citizens were Spindletop representatives Constance White, Duane Radtke, Jack Moore and Mike Weill.

From ‘day one’, the Spindletop Greenhouse Project has been a blessing and a boost to Brookwood’s mission. While the outcomes can be quantified in number of plants grown in this marvelous structure, or in the net revenues to help underwrite our mission, the greatest impact has been in the lives of our Brookwoodians. Your organization has exponentially expanded their vocational opportunities for meaningful and productive work. We say thank you, thank you, thank you!

— Vivian Shudde , The Brookwood Community