KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
November 27, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
During this season of giving, Katy families can help neighbors in need by making a donation to one of Katy’s wonderful non-profit groups. While COVID-19 has forced many organizations to change their hours and donation policies this year, residents can still help support people throughout the community.
Hope Impacts partnered with Operation Turkey and The Katy Rotary to deliver over 100 meals to the chronically and situationally homeless in Katy and Richmond/Rosenberg. Photo courtesy: Hope Impacts
Katy Christian Ministries
Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) 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 opened a second resale shop on Kingsland Boulevard. Proceeds from the sales of donations support KCM projects and programs that provide immediate and long-term crisis interventions and counseling for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
As a result of the pandemic, KCM needs monetary donations to support families in need and non-perishable foods/personal care items for their Food Pantry. They also need operational funding as their resale store sales have been deeply impacted by this ongoing health crisis.
Katy residents can take donations to:
5506 1st Street, Katy
Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Photo courtesy: KCM
Donations Currently Needed:
Canned corn. Mixed veggies, peas, spinach
Pasta (1 lb. packages)
Mac and cheese
Chef Boyardee, etc.
Liquid hand soap
Paper towels/Toilet paper
Powdered laundry soap or pods
Adult diapers- size large and extra large
Diapers: size 5 and 6
Make a monetary donation or learn more about their services and needs at their website.
Clothed by Faith
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.
Photo courtesy: Clothed by Faith
802 Dominion Drive, located off Kingsland Blvd.
Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Donation bins are available at the Dominion Drive location as well as:
Grace Presbyterian (bin is inside the church)
10221 Ella Lane, Houston
Current - A Christian Church
26600 Westheimer Parkway, Katy
When dropping off donations in the bins, Clothed by Faith requests that all items be bagged and labeled.
Donations Currently Needed:
Men’s clothing - all sizes
Ladies' clothing - medium and large
Kids' clothing - ages 8 and up
Clothed by Faith currently serves over 63,000 clients. They operate 95% on volunteers and accept donations. The cost of a week’s worth of clothing is $25.
Learn more about this non-profit group at their website.
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all communities. Hope Impacts provides support for Katy's homeless population and they are always accepting donations.
Hope Impacts 802 Dominion Drive Suite 900 Katy, Texas 77450
Monday- Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Easy Open Soup
Individual Chips, Goldfish
Crystal Light Packets
Deli Meat & Cheese
1lb. Packs of Beef, Pork, Chicken
Mustard & Mayo Packets
Individual Picnic Packs of Plasticware
Men’s Shorts & Jeans (Size 29-34)
Men’s Boxer Briefs (M, L)
Men’s & Women’s Belts
Women’s Underwear (5-7)
Body Wash (Large Bottles)
Laundry Pods/Detergent (High Efficiency)
Learn more about Hope Impacts by visiting their website.
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.
Photo courtesy: The Ballard House
During the pandemic, The Ballard House is accepting donations through a variety of ways including Smile Amazon and Kroger Community Rewards. Below is a sample of their current needs. For a complete list, and for links to their various donation options, visit their donation portal.
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
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 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.
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.
Be sure and check the website for any non-profit group prior to making plans to donate. In the current COVID-19 climate, donation hours and needs frequently change. currently