KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
June 8, 2019
By Natalie Cook Clark
The summer months provide a great opportunity to check the garage and closets for items to donate to local organizations. There are many families in Katy who could benefit from used household items and outgrown, gently-used clothes. Fortunately, there are plenty of options for donating items and giving back to the community. See which group is accepting what items and learn how you can get involved this summer.
Volunteers sort donations at Clothed by Faith. Photo courtesy: Clothed by Faith
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.
Katy residents can take donations to the new resale and donation center at:
23232 Kingsland Boulevard
Open Monday to Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Patrons can shop at the Kingsland location as well as the Old Katy location at 5510 1st Street.
Quality used furniture
Shoes and accessories
KCM can respectfully decline items that they do not feel they can sell. They also can't accept items that are damaged, broken, dirty, wet, have excessive pet hair, are incomplete, worn-out or not working.
If you have at least 10 trash bags worth of items to donate, furniture, etc., you can 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.
KCM can always use more volunteers. Find out how you can help by filling out the brief application here.
Clothed by Faith accepts new or gently-used clothing and distributes it to those in need in the greater Katy area. This charitable organization gives Katy families the opportunity to give back to others through their donations or by volunteering.
Last year, the Walker family collected 700 socks to donate to the homeless through Clothed by Faith. Be inspired by their story.
How to Donate
Clothed by Faith asks that donated clothing is clean, without tears, in bags (not boxed or on hangers) and sorted by size and gender.
Donations can be delivered to their office:
802 Dominion Drive, Suite 100
Open Monday to Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Clothing - NEW or very GENTLY used clean clothing in all sizes and both genders. No rips, tears, stains, broken zippers, etc.
Shoes - NEW or very GENTLY used shoes. No holes, broken heels, rips etc. Soles should be intact and shoes should not be dirty on inside or out.
Other items - NEW or very GENTLY used purses, belts, hair accessories and jewelry
There are many ways to volunteer and help at Clothed by Faith. The staff asks that volunteers sign up for a minimum of two-hour shifts. Warehouse volunteers must be at least 14 years of age, all 14 and 15-year-old volunteers must be accompanied by an adult, who must also volunteer.
Clothed by Faith offers three weekly shifts for volunteers, Monday to Friday:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
To learn more about volunteering opportunities, to sign up, and see a training schedule, visit their the Clothed by Faith website.
Hope Impacts provides support for Katy's homeless community and they are always accepting donations.
Due to limited space, call 713-705-7884 before taking donations to Hope Impacts.
Men's shorts and pants size 28-36 waist
T shirts Size S-XXL
Tennis shoes and sandals for men
Games for game days
Items to help people start over
Camping equipment of any kind
Learn more about Hope Impacts by visiting 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, Face 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
Single Serving Cereal
The Ballard House needs volunteers and they will work with your schedule and work preference. They also will work with individuals, groups, civic organizations, and businesses.
Fill out the Ballard House volunteer application to get started.
Learn more about The Ballard House at their website.
Goodwill offers multiple drop-off locations in the Katy area.
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 am to 5:00 pm
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.
Other Katy Donation Opportunities
The Katy community is home to many other donation opportunities. Find a charity and cause that you are passionate about and get involved to make a difference. Local churches often know of families in need too, or other donation opportunities.
Right now, many churches are hosting their Vacation Bible School programs. Most select a charity and encourage participants to contribute donations. Talk to your church or local churches to see how you can help with these projects.
Did we miss your favorite Katy charity that accepts donations? Share it with us in the comments.
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