What Is It?
The primary provider of assistance services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Fort Bend County, offering a shelter and a range of other services.
Help at the Center’s four resale stores, collect needed items for the Center’s clients, help with landscaping or other projects. Please contact the Center for COVID-related updates.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
12. Students must be 15 to volunteer without a parent or guardian present. Students ages 12-14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Shifts are 3-4 hours long, with flexible options 7 days a week, 9:30 AM to 5 PM. (Noon to 5 PM on Sundays.) The biggest need is on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in all stores.
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Yes. Group projects could include helping at resale stores; hosting a donation drive; working on landscaping; providing or even serving a meal at the shelter. Please fill out a Group Volunteer Request Form to get started.
None. Training is provided.
HELP AT RESALE STORES
Organize, tag, and put out merchandise on the sales floor for the public; help create attractive displays, organize shelves and clothing racks to optimize merchandise visibility and sales; welcome shoppers and assist with inquiries; assist at curbside by helping unload donations.
DONATE NEEDED ITEMS
The Center welcomes donations for the women and children it serves. Current needs include:
Canned and dry goods (rice, pasta, beans, etc)
Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.)
Sanitizing and disinfecting cleaning products
Diapers (sizes 4, 5, & 6)
More information is here.
FORT BEND WOMEN’S CENTER
Richmond, Texas 77406
Richmond, Texas 77406
There are 4 stores:
Richmond: 501 Highway 90A East
Stafford: 13645 Murphy Road
Mission Bend: 6808 Highway 6 South
Katy: 323 S. Mason Road
Examples of past Scout projects
Girl Scout Troop 19352 earned a Bronze Award for work benefiting the FBWC. The girls first collected donated items and held a garage sale, raising $550. They then hosted a movie night for shelter residents, bought and donated hygiene products and toys, and made 48 sit-upons for the shelter’s living room. (2016)
Gold Award: Tiana G. held a dance camp for children at the FBWC, earning a Gold Award. She taught children different types of dance; arts and crafts; and how to stay physically fit. The clinic lasted six hours each day for two days and 8-11 children attended. (2011)
Eagle: Quentin B. constructed five wooden display panel sets to be used for artwork, posters, lights, festival displays, and program information in the center’s community outreach programs. He raised funds to build the panels by holding two garage sales. (2008)