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Never underestimate the value of a helping hand. Providing one in the form of donations or volunteering to a local charity can make a difference in someone’s life. This Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, give back to your community by supporting one of these local nonprofits near Dellrose.
Help provide a secure, stable, Christian home environment for children in need. The nonprofit operates a licensed residential home in Hockley for children ages 5 to 18 and young adults ages 18 to 25. Volunteers are needed to do everything from tutoring to baking cupcakes. Donations of used appliances, livestock, money, and more help give kids a brighter future.
SIRE provides therapeutic riding services to promote strength, emotional stability and social skills to children and adults. The organization serves more than 300 riders per week. Volunteers are needed to walk beside riders, lead horses in class and serve on fundraising committees. Sponsor a horse to provide for its care or donate a horse to the program.
Waller Assistance & Restoration Ministries connects those in need with a variety of services, including a food pantry, voucher program, emergency financial assistance (housing, utilities and medical bills), referral program, community donation drop-off and a thrift store. Volunteers are needed in the food pantry and thrift store. Donations fund the pantry and facility improvement projects.
Delivering health care to underserved and uninsured families in southwest Montgomery, southeast Waller and northwest Harris Counties is the focus of TOMAGWA Health Care Ministries. Volunteer opportunities are available for Spanish-speaking interpreters, people to help answer the phone, people who can greet at the front desk and those who can help patients get signed in. Volunteer nurses and staff are also needed. Donations fund health care services.
Tomball Save Our Strays works to reduce the stray and homeless cat population through a trap, neuter, vaccinate, and return program and outreach. The organization relies entirely on volunteers and donations.
America’s largest food bank, Houston Food Bank serves 18 counties, including Harris County. The food bank distributes fresh produce, meat and nonperishables as well as preparing nutritious hot meals for children. Volunteers are needed to inspect, package and deliver food. Every $1 donation provides three family meals.
Help build strong families by helping to construct homes for them through Habitat for Humanity Houston. Volunteers are needed to help with construction and staff the ReStore retail outlet. Donations fund all projects.
A faith-centered community, Star of Hope Mission is dedicated to supporting homeless men, women, children and teens across Houston. Positive life changes are encouraged via education, employment, spiritual growth, life management and substance abuse recovery. Volunteers perform a variety of tasks. Donations of money, food, clothing and supplies are always needed.
The Houston Humane Society provides love and lifesaving care to homeless pets. Volunteers are needed to foster animals, facilitate animal meet-and-greets for adoption, walk dogs, cuddle cats and distribute food at the pet pantry. Donations fund animal care and maintenance as well as efforts to provide them with forever homes.
Pictures courtesy of: Boys and Girls Country Houston Instagram (group photo); SIRE Instagram (horse); Waller Assistance & Restoration Ministries Facebook (WARM building); TOMAGWA Health Care Ministries Facebook (group); Habitat for Humanity Houston Instagram (group building house); Star of Hope Mission (people and sign); Houston Humane Society (dog).