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SEARCH HOMELESS SERVICES – HOUSE OF TINY TREASURES

What Is It?: A nationally accredited early childhood education program that provides developmentally-appropriate education for homeless toddler and preschool age children while their parents attend classes and begin working.

 

Help Needed: Collect needed items, demonstrate a special skill, help with a party, or sponsor holiday wish lists.

 

Minimum Age to Volunteer: None.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Help Needed

 EXPERT FUN DEMO

Are you an artist, dentist, pediatrician, lawyer, ballerina, gardener, musician, story teller, pilot, writer, photographer, mechanic, or do you have another talent (even as a hobby) to share?  We seek individuals who donate their time and talents to provide an enriching and hands-on experience for our preschoolers.

HOST A STUDENT BIRTHDAY PARTY

Plan an individualized, simple, and fun birthday party for a student.  Each student at HTT deserves a celebration!

Pick up a cake (using a SEARCH gift card) and provide decorations, gift ($25 maximum, such a board game, outfit, doll, or action figure); a basic need (outfit, socks, umbrella, rain boots), and party activity.

BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY PROGRAM

Our clients strive to independently provide for their families, but it can be a struggle.  Sponsoring students for back to school will help a great deal.    Volunteers shop for school supplies for a specific child and deliver them to SEARCH.

HOST A HOLIDAY PARTY STATION

The annual family holiday party is a wonderful way for the community to interact with and bring holiday cheer to our client families.  Volunteers can host a station (craft, games, decorating), provide community activities (fire truck tour, Santa, live music), or sponsor a meal or treats for the event.

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SPONSOR CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY WISH LISTS

Many of our clients struggle each day to meet their families’ needs.  Sponsoring children for the holidays helps bring holiday cheer for our families.

Volunteers will receive a child’s wish list, and will shop to make the child’s holiday wishes come true.  To request one or more lists, email Katherine White (below).  Assignment of wish lists starts in mid-November.

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There are now 2 House of Tiny Treasures locations: the original site at 1529 Lombardy Street, and the Foshee Family House of Tiny Treasures at 2323 Francis Street.

Donations should be dropped off at SEARCH’s offices at 2015 Congress Avenue, Houston, 77002. Please coordinate donations with Katherine White in advance.

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