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Katy Non-Profits, Toy Drives Accept Donations to Help Families in Need

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

November 14, 2023

By Natalie Cook Clark


It’s Thanksgiving week and time to embrace the giving spirit and say thanks for all that we have. Take some time to clear out the home ahead of the holidays and consider giving to one of Katy’s many non-profits and toy drives.


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 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.


Donate

802 Dominion Drive Suite 900

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


Donations Needed

  • Seasonal items

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

  • Thermals for men and women

  • Athletic pants for men and women

  • Sleeping bags

  • Jackets

  • Protein/Fruit packs

  • Powerade/Gatorade Zero

  • Laundry pods

  • Gently used closed toe shoes/boots

 


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.


Donate


Donation Drop-off:


23232 Kingsland Blvd.

281-391-7400

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


Donated holiday decor can be found in the KCM resale shops. Photo credit: KCM Facebook Page


Shop


5510 1st Street

281-391-0003


23232 Kingsland Blvd.

281-396-4017


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 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.


Donations

  • 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 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.


Learn more about The Ballard House at their website.



 


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 11:00 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.



 

Share Your Holidays Food Drive and Chief Santa Toy Drive


This annual drive hosted by ABC 13 benefits the Houston Food Bank. Participating fire departments, including Katy area ones, are accepting food and toys now through December 10th.


 

Santa's Sleigh Program


Each year Katy Christian Ministries allows Katy families to "adopt" a child or senior in need to help bring them holiday cheer. Sign up to be matched to a person in need today and learn about this program.


 

Santa Cops

Katy ISD Police Department will run their 21st Santa Cops drive this season. Campus counselors identify Katy students in need. Then local businesses, organizations, and families can sign up to help spread the holiday cheer. For information on how to help contact Katy ISD Police Department at 281-237-4000.

 

Many local churches and businesses also accept donation and toy drives during this season. You don't have to look far to find ways you can give back and make a difference to someone during this month of giving thanks.


How are you giving back this Thanksgiving?




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