BROWSE CHARITIES ALPHABETICALLY

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FISHER HOUSE – MICHAEL E. DeBAKEY VA MEDICAL CENTER | Min. Age: 0

What Is It?:  The Houston Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for families and patients receiving medical care within MEDVAMC.  It is available free of charge to families of Veterans being treated for long-term illnesses.

 

Help Needed: Provide meals or snacks, decorate for various holidays and bring holiday treats, collect needed items; help enhance the landscaping; and other projects.

 

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FREE THE CAPTIVES HOUSTON | Min. Age: 0

What Is It?: A Christian nonprofit that fights teenaged human trafficking in Houston through aftercare, prevention, deterrence, and awareness, partnering with non-profits, law enforcement, and government agencies in the fight against modern day slavery.

 

Help Needed: Help with annual events such as the  Freedom Fest & 5K, Christmas Market, and OTC Outreach Event, or sponsor a trafficked teen for Christmas.

 

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FREEWHEELS HOUSTON | Min. Age: 12

What Is It?: A nonprofit that collects used bicycles; refurbishes them to safe, reliable condition; and distributes them to refugees and other recent arrivals in Houston who need a way to get to work or school.

 

Help Needed: Help repair, maintain, and/or clean donated bikes (instruction provided); help distribute bikes and equipment to refugees.

 

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FRIENDS FOR LIFE | Min. Age: 16

What Is It?: A No Kill shelter and adoption agency. Other services include free spay/neuter services for animals in low-income communities, an animal food bank, and free behavioral services.

 

Help Needed: Care for cats and dogs, work at adoption centers, help with administration/reception, assist with “Fix Houston” programs in local communities.

 

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FRIENDS OF THE HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY | Min. Age: 13

 

What Is It?: The Friends processes books that have been donated by Houston Public Library branches and by the community, then sells the books at affordable quarterly book sales and on its Amazon storefront.  The sales fund literacy and cultural programs for the Houston community.

 

Help NeededSort and scan books, list books for sale on Amazon, help move boxes in the warehouse,or similar tasks.

 

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FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE OF HOUSTON | Min. Age: 11

What Is It?: The mission of the Friendship Circle is to create meaningful relationships between local teen volunteers and children with special needs.

 

Help Needed: Opportunities include helping at inclusive Jewish and social programs including bowling parties, challah baking, tennis outings, and Shabbat dinners; making regular visits to buddies with disabilities; and assisting with the annual Friendship Walk.

 

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GALVESTON BAY FOUNDATION | Min. Age: 0

What Is It?: A nonprofit that works “to preserve and enhance Galveston Bay as a healthy and productive place for generations to come” though advocacy, conservation, education, and research.

 

Help Needed:  Help with Abandoned Crab Trap Removal (February), the Armand Bayou Trash Bash (March), Marsh Mania marsh grass planting (April), or the Bay Day Festival (May), or assist in other ways.

 

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GENERATION ONE | Min. Age: 0

What Is It?: A nonprofit ministry committed to the spiritual growth & physical rebuilding of the impoverished areas of the Third Ward. Programs include a school, home repair and other neighborhood revitalization programs, mentoring, and a children’s summer program.

 

Help Needed: Help with after school or summer programs, mentor students, help with lot clearance and home painting, or collect needed items.

 

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GIGI’S PLAYHOUSE SUGAR LAND | Min. Age: 0

What Is It?: A nonprofit “Down syndrome achievement center” that provides educational and therapeutic programs for all ages, one-on-one tutoring and support for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. All programs are free.

 

Help Needed: Volunteer opportunities include leading or assisting with programs; helping with crafts, games, and other activities; assisting with social/awareness events or fundraisers; and taking photos.

 

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HABITAT FOR HORSES | Min. Age: 13

What Is It?: A not-for-profit equine protection agency committed to the prevention, rescue, and rehabilitation of neglected, abused, and homeless equine. It operates a rehabilitation ranch, an adoption/education center, a 160 acre therapy center, and an equine retirement facility.

 

Help Needed: Help with ranch work, yard work, or construction / repair projects, or collect needed items.

 

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HARBACH-RIPLEY URBAN FARM | Min. Age: 0

What Is It?: A vegetable garden, in an area of Houston where fresh produce is scarce, that gives local residents the resources to grow their own fresh produce and teaches them about nutrition.

Help Needed: Help maintain the garden and assist with other projects.

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HARRIS COUNTY – HOUSTON SPORTS AUTHORITY | Min. Age: 16

What is It?:  The HCHSA works “to attract sporting events to Houston and to promote the city as a home for sports-related activities, to ultimately enhance Houston’s economic development and bring better quality of life for its residents.”

 

Help Needed: Volunteers assist at various events during the year, including championship games and other competitions.

 

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HARRIS COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER | Min. Age: 16

What Is It?: Run by the Harris County Veterinary Public Health division, this busy shelter receives an average of 40-60 lost, neglected, and abandoned animals each day. It also offers a low-cost clinic and other services.

 

Help Needed: The shelter always needs compassionate volunteers to help care for its animals. “Whether you enjoy working with cats, dogs, or people in our community, we have opportunities available that are sure to fit your interests and schedule.”

 

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HARRIS HEALTH SYSTEM COLLECTION / ASSEMBLY / CRAFT PROJECTS | Min. Age: 0

What Is It?: A healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County and includes community health centers, school-based clinics, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital, and two full-service hospitals.

 

Help NeededPrepare Waiting Room Survival Kits, Toiletry Kits, or Diversion Kits; collect books, magazines, toys, or inexpensive prizes; or make baby hats, no-sew blankets, or other items.

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HARRIS HEALTH SYSTEM SUMMER JUNIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM | Min. Age: 14

What Is It?: A healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County and includes community health centers, school-based clinics, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital, and two full-service hospitals.

 

Help Needed: Volunteers serve at least 4 hours per week for 8 weeks; duties may include being a host/greeter, performing clerical duties, or assisting in a nursing stationApplication period has ended for 2019.

 

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