What Is It?
A nonprofit that provides “temporary housing in our community with a warm, safe environment for individuals and their families who are hospitalized or receiving treatment for a serious medical condition.”
Projects could include bringing a meal to share, collecting supplies, helping with landscaping, or helping with decorating or organizing.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
None. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Yes. Please visit the Volunteer page for more information.
BRING AND SERVE A MEAL
Love to cook and serve? You are welcome to try out your favorite recipes on us. Meals are always appreciated by our guests.
HELP WITH LANDSCAPING
There are several times during the year when we need extra help to plant flowers, pull weeds, and mulch beds. Please bring any work gloves or work tools you might need.
COLLECT NEEDED SUPPLIES
The Ballard House welcomes donations of supplies, including food, paper products, cleaning supplies, and blankets. A current list of needed items is here.
THE BALLARD HOUSE
Katy, Texas 77450
Katy, Texas 77450
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: Garrett R. (Troop 230) made five wooden quilt racks for the new wing of The Ballard House. (2021)
Eagle: Vamsi P. built two benches for the entrance to the new wing. (2020)
Eagle: George D. built a picnic table, a ground frame, and two benches. (2020)
Eagle: Garrett S. (Troop 1103) served lunch to guests and held a supplies drive. (2020)
Eagle: Reese L. installed an outdoor pathway bordered with Belgian block. (2020)
Eagle: Carson M. (Troop 230) built a fire pit. (2019)
Eagle: Ryan H. (Troop 476) made 12 red oak step stools for the guest suites. (2019)
Eagle: Teddy E. made quilt racks for the first floor guest rooms. (2018)
Eagle: Jackson A. built and installed a bench swing and a planter box. (2018)
Eagle: Hari E. built and installed benches. (2016)
Eagle: Jacob B. held a fundraising dinner and made pictures with inspirational quotes for each of the guest suites. (2016)
Gold Award: Andrea R. (Troop 05512) furnished a library and part of the game room, and donated three portable DVD players, two e-readers, and a coffee machine. (2015)
Gold Award: Insiyah S. planned and constructed herb garden benches and checker board tables.
Eagle: Kirby R. held a supplies drive, served two dinners, and made new binders for the guest rooms. (2015)
Eagle: Ryan P. built two cedar benches for the gazebo. (2014)