KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
August 2, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
As summer winds down, many Katy families are using this time to de-clutter and give back to the community. Local non-profit organizations need additional donations right now, but for some, the pandemic has changed how and what items they can accept.
Katy Non-Profits Experience Increased Need
Many local non-profits are seeing an increase in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Our donation needs have increased because of COVID,” says Tina Hatcher, Executive Director of Hope Impacts. “We are seeing more people in need.”
1. Hope Impacts
Hope Impacts provides support for Katy's homeless community and they are always accepting donations.
802 Dominion Drive
Office hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The office is closed to donations August 10-15
Men's shorts and pants size 28-34 waist
Tennis shoes or sandals - women 6-9 and men 9-13
Women's shorts, athletic style/leggings size small, medium, and large
Deoderant for men and women
Off bug spray
Gaterade 2 (no sugar)
Tuna with crackers
Chuncky soups with pop lid
Goldbond powder - small size
Gift cards for gas or food
Financial donations are always welcome
Learn more about Hope Impacts by visiting their website.
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. To keep up with the area's growth, KCM recently opened their second resale shop on Kingsland Boulevard. 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.
Katy residents can take donations to the new resale and donation center at:
23232 Kingsland Boulevard
Open Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Resale stores are open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Shop online as well via their Facebook marketplace.
Patrons can shop at the Kingsland location as well as the Old Katy location at 5510 1st Street.
Quality used furniture
Shoes and accessories
New Donation Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic
KCM can respectfully decline items that they believe they can't sell. They also can't accept items that are damaged, broken, dirty, wet, have excessive pet hair, are incomplete, worn-out or not working.
Donation pick-ups have resumed. Schedule a KCM truck to make a pickup. Call 281-391-7400 to arrange for the pickup.
To learn more about Katy Christian Ministries visit their website.
Clothed By Faith gives a week's worth of clothes to those in need in the greater Houston/Katy area. Currently they are only accepting donations for back-to-school.
Donations can be delivered to their office:
802 Dominion Drive, Suite 100
Open Monday - Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
School-appropriate clothing (gently used or new) for boys and girls, ages 4-18
Sneakers and tennis shoes, any sizes for both genders
NEW socks and undergarments, any sizes, both genders
Monetary donations to purchase the items needed
Due to COVID-19, clothing cannot be accepted in boxes or on hangers. All clothing must be in bags tied up. If donors can sort and label clothing that would be best.
To learn more about Clothed By Faith, including current volunteer opportunities, visit their website.
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.
The Ballard House needs volunteers and can accommodate personal schedules and work preferences. They welcome individuals, groups, civic organizations, and businesses to volunteer.
Fill out the Ballard House volunteer application to get started.
Learn more about The Ballard House at their website.
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 a.m.- 4 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 a.m. - 5 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.