- National Greyhound Foundation
- Operation Love
- Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry
- Compassion International
- Texas General Land Office: Adopt-a-Beach
- Galveston Bay Foundation
- Guadalupe Food Pantry
- FIRST Robotics Competition
- Habitat of Humanity
- The Human Rights Campaign
- The Houston Arboretum
- The Craig Hospital
- Communities in Schools
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
- Star of Hope
- Houston Food Bank
National Greyhound Foundation
For over 25 years, the National Greyhound Foundation’s mission statement has been to rescue, adopt, and educate the public about racing greyhounds and other abused people and animals. They have always been NEUTRAL about Greyhound racing, but are NOT NEUTRAL about animal cruelty or abuse to anyone, human or animal.
Donate here: National Greyhound Foundation
The ‘Operation Love’ project grew out of a love for the children and families of Houston's Third Ward. It is a project of the Emancipation Economic Development Council (E.E.D.C.) and Tre Missional communities in partnership with community businesses and other ministries in the greater Houston area.
Every year since 2016 Operation Love has provided a hot meal, toys, and clothing to the families of Blackshear Elementary during the Christmas season. Blackshear Elementary School has been in the heart of Third Ward for more than 100 years, and approximately, 94% are economically disadvantage with 63.7% considered at risk of dropping out of school.
The 2020 Operation Love event will be held December 12, 2020 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at 2900 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77004.
Donate here: Operation Love and enter "Operation Love" into the note box.
Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry
At Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, we celebrate the strength of our shared beliefs through our programs:
- Meals on Wheels—delivering 1.5 million meals each year to Houston-area seniors across 5 counties
- Animeals — feeding seniors’ beloved pets
- Refugee Services —serving thousands of refugees each year
- Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships —fostering respect among Houstonians of all faiths
- Volunteer Houston —connecting volunteers with nonprofits across the Greater Houston area.
Your generous donation helps continue these vital programs, making our community a better place to live.
Donate here: Interfaith Ministries
Compassion International is a Christian nonprofit that helps children in poverty by providing spiritual, educational, social and physical assistance. Your nonprofit donation is tax-deductible. Make a donation now to contribute to funds that fund programs to support:
- Clean water
- Disaster relief
- Medical help
Donate here: Compassion International
Texas General Land Office: Adopt-a-Beach
The Texas coast gives us so much—a place to live, work, play, and escape the Texas heat. Give back to the Texas environment by helping the Adopt-a-Beach program continue keeping Texas beaches clean!
As someone who cares about the Texas coast, your membership will supply volunteers with the tools they need to keep our beaches clean and safe year-round. Every day, someone encounters dangerous trash on one of our Texas beaches. Today, with your help, we can make our shores safer for our children.
Donate here: Adopt-a-Beach
Galveston Bay Foundation
Galveston Bay Foundation is a conservation nonprofit that has served as guardian of Galveston Bay since 1987. Our mission is to preserve and enhance Galveston Bay as a healthy and productive place for generations to come. This organization works to facilitate a true cross-section of Bay interests through creative, inclusive and forward-thinking solutions to the challenges confronting Galveston Bay.
Your donation will go directly toward the Foundation’s on-the-ground education, restoration, water protection conservation and advocacy programs and will help us ensure that Galveston Bay remains a healthy, vibrant environment.
Donate here: Galveston Bay
Guadalupe Food Pantry
For more than 75 years, Catholic Charities has provided food, clothing, shelter, and a network of support services to people of all ages, walks of life, and religious backgrounds. They also promote social justice, serving as a voice for the poor and vulnerable. Annually, Catholic Charities provide help and create hope for nearly 100,000 people as they create better lives for themselves and their families. Thousands of families are in crisis right now, and you can help.
Donate here: Guadalupe Food Pantry
FIRST Robotics Competition
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST® Robotics Competition the ultimate “sport for the mind.” High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”
Under strict rules and limited time and resources, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-sized robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors.
Donate here: FIRST Robotics
Habitat of Humanity
Since 1987, individuals, businesses and groups in our community have joined Houston Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place people call home. Through shelter, we empower people to build a better future for themselves and their families by completing financial and home maintenance training, building homes alongside volunteers, and by purchasing their homes with an affordable mortgage. With this “hand up,” they achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance.
Donate here: https://www.houstonhabitat.org/give/donate/
The Human Rights Campaign
Fighting for equality means we can’t afford to let anyone fall through the cracks. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) works locally, nationally and globally on issues that affect the LGBTQ+ community.
The HRC partners with people across demographics, industries and governments to provide leadership on how to back up pro-equality statements with real action — and create a society where none of us is left behind.
Your monthly gifts will help protect the rights of LGBTQ+ people all year long, while we advocate for greater change and more protections until we achieve equality for ALL!
Donate here: The Human Rights Campaign
The Houston Arboretum
Located on the western edge of Memorial Park, the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and the opportunity to experience the natural world. This 155-acre non-profit urban nature sanctuary provides education about the natural environment to people of all ages. It plays a vital role in protecting native plants and animals in the heart of the city where development threatens their survival. The Houston Arboretum is a private non-profit educational facility that operates city land. Your gift is supporting our non-profit nature sanctuary while giving your special someone 365 days of discounted classes, invites to special events, and more!
Donate here: Houston Arboretum
The Craig Hospital
Craig advocates for and provides exceptional patient and family centered care for those affected by spinal cord and brain injury. Together we bravely strive for optimal health, independence, and life quality with unyielding determination. We are a 93-bed inpatient/outpatient, nonprofit hospital that offers acute, short-term and long-term care.
Your gift connects people with spinal cord and brain injuries to emergency financial assistance and innovative programs. It powers research, helps veterans, and supports patients and families when they need it most. Because of you, they thrive.
Donate here: The Craig Hospital
Communities in Schools
The mission of Communities In Schools of Houston (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS believes that every child deserves the five basics to succeed academically and beyond.
CIS exists because students across Houston face a myriad of barriers to success. Whether they face mental health issues or are at-risk of dropping out of school, CIS provides two offerings: Mental Health & Wellness and Integrated Student Supports. Your tax-deductible gift to Communities In Schools of Houston will help connect at-risk students with caring adults, community resources and support systems to keep them in school and on the path to graduation.
Donate here: Communities in Schools
When you donate, you're giving children a renewed strength to fight their illnesses, bringing families closer together and uniting entire communities. You can change lives.
Donate here: Make-a-Wish Foundation
Star of Hope
Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and recovery from substance abuse. During these uncertain times, your support is needed more than ever to help those in need. Please take action to help our desperate neighbors in their darkest hour. Your gift today will give someone emergency help and hope.
Donate here: Star of Hope
Houston Food Bank
More than 1.1 million people in the 18 southeast Texas counties served by Houston Food Bank are considered food insecure, meaning they lack consistent access to enough nutritious food to fuel a healthy life. To address this issue, the Houston Food Bank distributes food and other essentials to those in need through a network of 1,500 community partners.
In addition, the Houston Food Bank also provides programs and services aimed at helping families achieve long-term stability including nutrition education, job training, health management, and help in securing state-funded assistance.
Donate here: the Houston Food Bank