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Beat the Heat, Clean House and Donate to a Katy Charity


June 11, 2022

By Natalie Cook Clark

As Katy expects record high temperatures this weekend, spend some time indoors organizing and cleaning. Katy is home to many non-profit organizations that help families in need. They relay on donations to serve and summertime is a great time to take the time to contribute.

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

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 suite #900


Office hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Donations Needed

  • New or gently used men’s clothing (jeans size 28-34)

  • Summer clothing

  • Athletic pants and/or jeans for men and women

  • Sleeping bags

  • Protein/Fruit packs

  • Powerade/Gatorade Zero

  • Laundry pods

  • 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.


Donation Drop-off:

23232 Kingsland Blvd.


Monday- Saturday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Donated items can be found at the two KCM resale stores. 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.

Donations Accepted

  • Quality used furniture

  • Housewares

  • Home décor

  • Working electronics

  • Linens

  • Books

  • Clothing

  • Shoes and accessories

  • Some toys

  • Working appliances

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

  • New undergarments

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.


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.

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.

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.



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.

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.

How are you giving back this summer?


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