KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
November 22, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
It’s Thanksgiving week and time to embrace the giving spirit and say thanks for all that we have. Take some time to clear out the home ahead of the holidays and consider giving to one of Katy’s many non-profits.
Clothed By Faith is a wonderful Katy-based nonprofit. Photo credit: CBF Facebook Page
Many Choices to Give this Season
Katy is home to many non-profits that are constantly working to meet the community’s needs. The numbers of those Katy families in need to continue to rise.
Hope Impacts provides support for Katy's homeless community and they are always accepting donations. Since the start of the pandemic and the economic situation, they continue to see an increase in the area homelessness.
802 Dominion Drive
Office hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
New or gently used men’s clothing (jeans size 28-34)
Thermals for men and women
Athletic pants for men and women
Gently used closed toe shoes/boots
Katy Christian Ministries
You can donate and shop to give back to the work that Katy Christian Ministries is doing.
Katy Christian Ministries was founded 35 years ago with a mission to help transform lives. Now, the organization serves more than 8600 households in Katy and its surrounding communities. KCM has to resale shops in Katy. Proceeds from the sales of donations go to support KCM projects and programs that provide immediate and long-term crisis interventions and counseling for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
23232 Kingsland Blvd.
Monday- Saturday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Donated holiday decor can be found in the KCM resale shops. Photo credit: KCM Facebook Page
5510 1st Street
23232 Kingsland Blvd.
Both resale stores are open Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Quality used furniture
Shoes and accessories
Check their website for more information on donations including how to apply for a donation pickup.
Clothed by Faith
Clothed By Faith gives a week's worth of clothes to those in need in the greater Houston/Katy area. They only accept new or gently used clothing- think about how the items will give dignity to those in need.
New or gently used clothing for both men, women, and children
New or gently used sneakers
Drop off donations to:
802 Dominion Drive, Suite 100
Open Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Please bring clothes clean and folded in a bag. They will not accept items in a box or on hangers.
The Ballard House
The Ballard House provides housing for patients and their family members who have come to the area to receive medical treatment for a life-threatening illness. The Ballard House is always seeking donations to supply and operate their 20,000 square foot hospitality house.
21421 Cinco Park Rd.
Gift cards to Lowes, Target, or Walmart
Toilet paper, facial tissues
Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Window & Glass Cleaner
Liquid hand soap
Dishwasher and liquid dish detergent
Small kitchen trash bags
HE (high efficiency) laundry detergent, bleach and fabric softener sheets
Pine O’ Pine furniture polish
Disposable cleaning cloths, handy wipes and sponges
Comet or Ajax cleaner
Lysol Cleaner and Clorox Wipes
Regular coffee and tea bags – individual
Sugar, sugar substitute
12-cup coffee filters
Canned soup and vegetables
The Ballard House also has an Amazon Wishlist of current supply needs.
Learn more about The Ballard House at their website.
Fort Bend Women’s Center
The Fort Bend Women's Center assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and their children. The non-profit group helps their clients to achieve safety and self-sufficiency and strives to prevent violence against women. They offer a 24-hour emergency hotline at 281-342-HELP (4357).
Donations can be dropped off at the administration office:
501 Hwy 90a East
Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Canned and dry goods
Paper products (toilet paper and paper towels)
Sanitizing and cleaning products
Diapers sizes 4, 5, 6
Gently used items for resale store
Learn more about the Fort Bend Women’s Center at their website.
Goodwill offers multiple drop-off locations in the Katy area. This year they celebrate 75 years of service.
Where to Donate
2201 South Mason Rd.
21930-B Kingsland Blvd.
20507 FM 1093 #B204
2401 N. Fry Rd.
24413 Katy Fwy.
27131 Cinco Ranch Blvd. #550
Open Monday to Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cars, RVs and boats
CDs and DVDs
Clothing and shoes
Flat screen TVs
Goodwill and Dell have partnered to form RECONNECT, where residents can donate old computers and computer parts that will be refurbished or recycled. Any brand computer is accepted and can be taken to any Goodwill store or donation center.
Learn more about Goodwill at their website.
How are you giving back this Thanksgiving week?