How to help ‘Kids’ Meals’ replace lost food due to power outages
HOUSTON – The nonprofit “Kids’ Meals” has been fighting hunger in Houston since 2016 providing free, healthy meals to preschool-aged children who live in extreme poverty. Beth Harp, executive director with Kids’ Meals, Inc., explained how the community can help them restock to aid those in dire need. Kids' Meals, Inc. (Kids' Meals, Inc.)Kids’ Meals lost all meat, cheese, milk, juice, and much of its bread and need help to resume delivery of 6,400 meals on Monday. We have been desperately trying to get the word out and raise funds in order to get new food supplies. You can donate here: https://www.giveffect.com/checkout/4136 Posted by Kids' Meals, Inc. on Thursday, February 18, 2021To donate or volunteer to Kids’ Meals, click here.
‘We are hurting’: Houston-area charities hoping for increase in donations during Giving Tuesday
They said more and more families need assistance and fewer families are able to donate this time of year. As millions of Americans spent the last several days shopping for the holiday season, millions of families continue to struggle. It all adds up.”If you donate to these charities through their Facebook pages, Facebook will match $7 million in donations on Giving Tuesday. You can find the Salvation Army’s Facebook page here and the Northwest Assistance Ministries Facebook page here. You can find lists of other charities in the Houston area that are in need of help here and here.
#GivingTuesday: These are local organizations you can donate to, volunteer with in Houston area
Taking place on Dec. 1 this year, many local organizations in the Houston area are gearing up to respond to increased economical need. Houstonians can volunteer their time, or donate gifts or money to any local cause. Here are local organizations you can donate to on Giving Tuesday. Serving 18 counties in the Houston-area, the Houston Food Bank has helped over one million people who are food insecure. Over 60 locations and serving 600,000 people in the Houston region, BakerRipley serves as a community center for low-income families, providing important information and opportunities to succeed in life.
Will Harden, Westbrook potential trade make an impact Houston charities?
HOUSTON – James Harden has been an MVP on the court for the Rockets for the past eight years. Harden has been an avid and faithful supporter of a number of community organizations and non-profits like the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston. “He’s genuine and authentic and that’s what he displayed with the kids,” said Kevin Hattery, president and CEO of the local Boys Club. Hattery said Harden’s status as a Boys Club alum helped establish the connection. From when he was a child to where he is today in being a fantastic aspiration for many kids today,” Hattery said.
Celebrating National Happy Hour Day with some craft cocktails for a cause
HOUSTON – If there’s one holiday that the Houston Life team loves to celebrate, it’s National Happy Hour Day! When that happy hour bell rings later, stop by Eighteen36 in River Oaks to try some of their craft cocktails for a cause. A portion of the proceeds will help us support Candlelighters, a Houston based non-profit that helps support the families of children with cancer. Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance was founded by families of children with cancer FOR families of children with cancer; to be a light in the darkness. They help provide emotional, educational, and practical support to families of children with cancer.
Affordable patient housing in the Texas Medical Center may fall victim to pandemic
HOUSTON – The Texas Medical Center offers some of the best advancements in medicine. “If your treatment is for two months, three months, four months, six months, that just adds to the financial stress of being sick,” said Yannick Thomas, founder of Patient Housing Assistance (PHA). Ronald McDonald House - HoustonHope Lodge is for cancer patientsHope Cancer Retreat is located in Splendora for cancer patients. Nora’s Home is located in the Texas Medical Center for transplant patients and their families. In Spirit Patient Housing provides affordable apartments to people traveling to the Texas Medical Center for medical treatment and their friends or families.
Houston charities see increase in need and drop in donations and need help
HOUSTON – Lots of charities across the Houston area are really starting to feel the strain of the coronavirus pandemic. Many are seeing a huge increase in need but a decrease in donations, putting many charities in a really tough spot, especially this time of year. Whataburger and the Houston Texans raised more than $140,000 for the Houston Food Bank. Catholic Charities is seeing a drop in donations but a huge increase in need as well. Here are links with more information if you’re interested:- Houston Children Charity- Houston Food Bank- GCCSA Inc- Catholic CharitiesFor more charities in need click here.
These ‘teddy bear toss’ videos will warm your heart
Once the home team scores its first goal of the game, fans unleash the teddy bears by throwing them over the glass and onto the ice. If it's a packed game and fans know about the toss, teddy bears will fly onto the ice for several minutes. The teddy bear toss has become so popular in some areas, that world records have been broken. The previous record for the Teddy Bear Toss was set in 2015 by fans of the Calgary Hitmen with 28,815 stuffed animals. The Hershey Bears collected 25,017 stuffed animals at their 2017 Teddy Bear Toss, but absolutely crushed their record with 34,798 stuffed animals in 2018.
Meet the Sugar Land mom delivering hope one pair of shoes at a time | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Meet the Sugar Land mom delivering hope one pair of shoes at a time | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: September 1, 2020, 3:45 pmA Sugar Land woman is on a mission to help those in need this back-to-school season, one step at time. Stacy Bourgeois, CEO and founder of Sole Loved, shared details on her inspiring non-profit and how we can help.
How you can help Hurricane Laura victims
There are already several ways you can help those who are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Health-focused relief help with AmericaresOne organization is organizing help for impacted health care centers. Please join us as we help our neighbors in E Texas & Louisiana who are affected by Hurricane Laura. How can I help hurricane victims? Before making a donation, we recommend everyone research charities that are soliciting donations for Hurricane Laura relief efforts.
HL Wine Club: 3 bottles that support great causes in Houston
HOUSTON Wine Club Wednesday returns with bottles that give back to Houston causes. Nice Winery is a small, family-owned winery right here in Houston that loves to make wine and help the community in the process. 2019 NICE WINERY ARIANA - $242019 NICE WINERY 'ARIANA' (2019 NICE WINERY 'ARIANA')All sales support the work of the OpHeart Foundation, a local charity serving infants born with congenital heart defect. 2019 NICE ROSE - $302019 NICE ROSE (2019 NICE ROSE)Every bottle sold benefits The Emma Jacobs Breast Cancer Foundation. This year, sales will help fund the establishment of Houston's first ever sustainable wine grape farm in the Houston city limits, The Nice Winery.
Meet the Broadway actor who set up a virtual piano bar in Houston for charity | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Meet the Broadway actor who set up a virtual piano bar in Houston for charity | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: May 1, 2020, 2:12 pmThis quarantine, Broadway actor Ben Chavez has been entertaining music lovers by performing popular tunes from his living room in Houston. And he turned this fun activity into a virtual piano bar on Instagram to help those in need. He shared with Houston Life more details about this amazing way to give back to the community.
Comfort Dogs bring compassion to those facing tragedy
HOUSTON – For more than a decade ‘Comfort Dogs’ have quietly brought compassion and grace to some of our country’s worst tragedies. He said the idea for ‘Comfort Dogs’ was born out of the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. “The comfort dog ministry is about bringing comfort and relief and mercy to people who are suffering,” said Hetzner. Comfort Dogs also cater to first responders and members of the military. More information about the Comfort Dog Ministry can be found here.
United Airlines comes to aid of Houston Food Bank
HOUSTON – United Airlines on Wednesday came to the aid of the Houston Food Bank which was forced to throw out massive amounts of food last week after a cooler malfunctioned. Officials at the food bank said a fan in a 30,000-square-foot cooler broke and caused an ammonia leak. “So, when you think of a semi-truck, the big trucks that you see on the highway, on average about 20 pallets fit in each of those trucks.”Officials at United Airlines said the company would match up to $100,000 in individual donations to the food bank. United MileagePlus members who donate $50 or more will receive up to 1,000 award miles for their donation, officials said. “United values the Houston Food Bank as a strong community partner and we understand that they serve as an important lifeline to so many Houstonians, especially around the holidays,” said Rodney Cox, United’s vice president for Houston hub operations.
Why Houston Food Bank was forced to throw out 2 million pounds of food week before Thanksgiving
HOUSTON – Last week, a 30,000-square-foot cooler at the Houston Food Bank in east Houston was filled with much-needed produce and other perishables. It now sits empty after a mechanical issue caused the bank to toss the 1.8 million pounds of food that were kept inside. According to the Houston food bank, the cost of the food disposal and replacement and clean-up of the affected areas will cost about $3 million. An evaporator fan broke and punctured a pipe filled with ammonia, which is used to keep the large cooling areas at the food bank cold. For more information on how you can help visit the Houston Food Bank website.