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Katy Non-Profits Depend on Community During Holiday Season

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.


Donate

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 fruit

  • Can Chili

  • Tomato sauce

  • Canned corn. Mixed veggies, peas, spinach

  • Pasta (1 lb. packages)

  • Mac and cheese

  • Cereal

  • Cooking oil

  • Chef Boyardee, etc.

  • Peanut butter

  • Shampoo

  • Bar soap

  • Deodorant

  • Liquid hand soap

  • Paper towels/Toilet paper

  • Powdered laundry soap or pods

  • Adult diapers- size large and extra large

  • Baby wipes

  • 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


Donate

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.




Hope Impacts


The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all communities. Hope Impacts provides support for Katy's homeless population and they are always accepting donations.


Donate

Hope Impacts 802 Dominion Drive Suite 900 Katy, Texas 77450


Monday- Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Donations Accepted

  • Adult-Sized Backpacks

  • Easy Open Soup

  • Individual Chips, Goldfish

  • Breakfast Items

  • Crystal Light Packets

  • Ensure

  • Fresh Fruit

  • Fruit Cups

  • Deli Meat & Cheese

  • Sandwich Bread

  • 1lb. Packs of Beef, Pork, Chicken

  • Snack Packs

  • Mustard & Mayo Packets

  • To-Go Containers

  • 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)

  • Razors

  • Laundry Pods/Detergent (High Efficiency)

  • Sleeping Bags

  • Tents


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


Donate

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.


Donations Accepted

  • 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

  • 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

Learn more about The Ballard House at their website.



Goodwill


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.


Donations Accepted

  • Cars, RVs, and Boats

  • CDs and DVDs

  • Clothing and Shoes