Katy's 30 Days of Giving Challenge

November begins Katy's season of giving so we've unearthed tons of volunteer opportunities for you and your family. Take Katy Magazine's 30 Days of Giving Challenge and see how many 'give backs' you can do this month. Ready, set, go!


by Katrina Katsarelis

1. Bring Joy to a Small Child

Enlist the kids to help fill a shoe box or two with new toys and trinkets for a specific child by age/gender. Drop off at any Katy Area Operation Christmas Child Location from 11/12-11/19. Your shoe box of toys will be sent to a needy child in another country.

2. Donate a Turkey

Donate a 10-15 pound turkey to the Katy Christian Ministries to help feed needy families. Their goal is to get 300 by Thanksgiving. Drop off at the Food Pantry at 5506 First Street in Katy.

3. Do Crafts with Some Seniors

Plan and host a craft time for the sweet seniors at Legacy at Falcon Point or other Katy Area senior center. Most welcome community volunteers and friendly visitors.

4. Go Shopping and Have Lunch

Visit the gift shop and have lunch at Brookwood Community. Brookwood creates on site job programs for adults with disabilities.

5. Make a Blanket for a Child

Project Linus accepts new homemade blankets that are given to children in need. The have many patterns and styles you can browse on their website. The drop off location is at Quilt ‘N Sew 829 S Mason Rd.

6. Foster or Adopt a Needy Pet

If you can't adopt, apply to become a foster family/parent at