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6 Places in Katy to Donate Items and Help Neighbors in Need

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.

Donate

802 Dominion Drive

Office hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The office is closed to donations August 10-15

Donations Needed

  • 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

  • Adult backpacks

  • Hygiene items

  • Laundry pods

  • Deoderant for men and women

  • Off bug spray

  • Gaterade 2 (no sugar)

  • Ensure

  • Tuna with crackers

  • Chuncky soups with pop lid

  • Batteries

  • Razors

  • Goldbond powder - small size

  • Gift cards for gas or food

  • Financial donations are always welcome

Learn more about Hope Impacts by visiting their website.

2. Katy Christian Ministries

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.

Donate

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.




Donations Accepted

  • Quality used furniture

  • Housewares

  • Home décor

  • Working electronics

  • Linens

  • Books

  • Clothing

  • Shoes and accessories

  • Some toys

  • Working appliances


New Donation Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Wipes

  • Gloves

  • Isolation gowns

  • N95 Masks

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.

3. Clothed By Faith

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.


Donate

Donations can be delivered to their office:

802 Dominion Drive, Suite 100

Open Monday - Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Donations Accepted

  • 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.

4. 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.

Donate

21421 Cinco Park Rd.

281-717-4670


Donations Accepted

  • 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

  • Paper towels

  • 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

  • Creamer

  • 12-cup coffee filters

  • Canned soup and vegetables

  • Condiments

  • Single-serving cereal


The Ballard House also has an Amazon Wishlist of current supply needs.


Volunteer

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.

5. 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).

Donate

Donations can be dropped off at the administration office:

501 Hwy 90a East

Monday-Friday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Donations Accepted

  • 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.

6. Goodwill

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.



Donations Accepted

  • Cars, RVs and boats

  • CDs and DVDs

  • Clothing and shoes

  • Flat screen TVs

  • Holiday decorations

  • Housewares

  • Office supplies

  • Pictures

  • Frames

  • Small appliances

  • Sporting goods

  • Toys

  • Upholstery fabrics

  • Usable furniture

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.

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