What Is It?
An affordable home away from home for transplant patients and their families who travel to the Texas Medical Center for their surgery. The facility offers “a warm, loving, and home-like environment so guests can focus on what is truly important – getting well.”
Meal preparation, gardening, playing games and doing art activities with guests, collecting kitchen supplies or other needed items, help maintain website. Please contact Nora’s Home for COVID-related updates.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
Varies; usually an occasional evening or afternoon
CHEF OF THE DAY
Prepare and serve a meal to the families staying at Nora’s Home. Groups of up to 6 people can prepare food (on site or away) and serve a buffet style meal for families staying with us. You do the cooking and we will provide the paper goods and plastic ware. Weekday evenings – Monday –Thursday 6 PM- 7:30 PM.
Do you have a green thumb? Well, we have a Serenity Garden in the rear of Nora’s Home that requires your special touch. Every Saturday throughout the spring and summer, we would like a small group of 3 or 4 to come out and help maintain our grounds. This will require some weeding, trimming, possibly some planting or mulching. Whatever your gardening specialty is, we’ll be happy to put it to good use.
GAMES / CRAFTS NIGHT
Play games (bingo, Scrabble, chess, checkers, card games) with guests. Assist with our ongoing art project. Nora’s Home has numerous board games and card decks. We would be happy to help facilitate a game or craft of your choosing. Volunteers can also suggest an activity for guests to enjoy.
COLLECT NEEDED ITEMS
The guests at Nora’s Home use a lot of everyday products during their stay. How would you like to lead a group of friends, family members, co-workers, etc. in a product drive to help provide some of these goods? Your group could promote drives including: Pantry, Paper goods, Coffee Bar, Toiletry, Laundry supplies, Kitchen goods, or Cleaning Supplies.
Houston, Texas 77054
Houston, Texas 77054
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: Carson O. (Troop 395) hosted a paper goods drive, collecting paper towels, toilet paper, paper plates, napkins, and other items. (2019)
Eagle: Jesse M. built a six-hole miniature golf course for patients and their families. (2018)
Eagle: Joe A. (Troop 211) installed a permanent outdoor bench in a courtyard. (2018)
Girl Scout Troop 153005 hosted a Game Night and brought cookies and milk. (2017)
Eagle: Jaffeth C. and other scouts powerwashed the walkways and cleaned the grounds around Nora’s Home. (2017)
Eagle: Sam S. created a walking trail on the Nora’s Home property. (2015)
Girl Scout Troop 18396 made and delivered Christmas gift bags. (2015)