- Do you have extra birthday party supplies at your house? Collect them in a creatively decorated bag or box to donate to Birthday Bundles for Kids! Check out their Facebook page to see where you should drop off your donation.
- Make birthday cards for Pop-Up Birthday for children and teens in foster care - The cards can be simple or embellished. Write a small message inside and when you're finished, mail them to Pop-Up Birthday at 101 Westlake Dr. Ste. 210, Austin, TX 78746.
- Ronald McDonald House is accepting donations of staple grocery items so families staying there can cook for themselves. Items such as rice, beans, tortillas, ramen, mac n cheese, soup, bread, tuna, pasta, pasta sauce, hot dogs, unpeeled whole fruits, and monetary donations are appreciated.
- You make thank you cards for healthcare workers! When finished, mail the cards to Thrive Pro Bono for them to deliver to healthcare workers at Thrive Pro Bono, c/o Daniela Torres Marco, 1919 Huldy St., Houston, TX 77019.
- SEARCH Homeless is is need of up to 600 bandana face masks for their clients. Please help us make face masks with bandanas, rubber bands and put each mask in a plastic bag. Here are mask making instructions. When finished, you can send the masks to SEARCH Homeless Services, ATTN. Curt Rohrman, 2015 Congress Ave., Houston, TX 77002.
- Mask Donations: BEAR Houston has requested face coverings to include a homemade mask, scarf, bandana or handkerchief. *Important note: all masks or face coverings must be new!* Their address for delivery or drop-off is: 3572 E TC Jester Blvd., Houston, TX 77018. *Hours are Monday - Friday 8am-4pm.*
- Do you know how to sew or want to learn? This Facebook page is organizing people to create mask covers to prolong the usability of the masks worn by healthcare workers.
- Noah's House is accepting arts and craft donations, such as colored paper, glitter glue, foam letters, finger paint, etc. You can mail these items to 176 Fellows Road, Houston, TX 77047.
- Decorate your driveway with sidewalk chalk with inspiring messages and pictures for people to enjoy while on walks!
- Stay in touch with seniors and others most vulnerable who are isolated - FaceTime, call, Skype, or send letters or care packages to family members or seniors you know in our community.
- Make cards to send seniors supportive messages and brighten their day! You'll be sending cards to Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston's Meals on Wheels Program and Seven Acres. When finished, mail your cards to Meals on Wheels, c/o Lauren Lewis, 3202 San Jacinto Street, Houston, TX 77004 and Seven Acres, c/o Activity Supervisor Phyllis Kemp, 6200 North Braeswood Boulevard, Houston, TX 77074.
- Friends from Kinkaid and St. John's School have set up a drive for the Food Bank to collect canned goods and nonperishable items. Your donations can be picked up from your doorstep when you are ready! Please fill out the Google Form if you would like to participate in the Houston Food Bank Food Drive and have your donated items picked up.
- Your family can pack Kids' Meals lunches at home. Each bag should contain a source of protein, a snack, and a small water bottle or juice box. These meals will be quarantined for 10 hours in the warehouse because COVID 19 can remain on paper surfaces for that amount of time. You can also decorate paper lunch bags for them to deliver food in. Then, your donations will go directly to children in need. Drop off donations at 330 Garden Oaks Blvd., Houston, TX 77018. (Call 713-695-5437 to make sure they are ready for your delivery.)
- Donations are needed for the food pantry! Items needed are cleaning and sanitation supplies, small and medium boxes, canned soups, canned and dry beans, rice, peanut butter, jelly, mac and cheese, dried pasta, spaghetti sauce, cereal, shelf stable milk, canned meats, water, and boxed juices. Donations can be delivered to West Houston Assistance Ministries, 10501 Meadowglen, Houston, TX 77042.
- Make some pet toys to be delivered with pet food by our nonprofit partner Animeals on Wheels. Here's a video on how to make dog toys, and here's a video on how to make cat toys. When finished, please coordinate any deliveries with Scyrus Cartwright at firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver the food and toys directly between the hours of 11am-2pm when the Animeals door is open to Interfaith Ministries - Animeals on Wheels, c/o Scyrus Cartwright, 3202 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77002.
- Donations and deliveries are needed for Animeals! Please contact Scyrus at email@example.com to schedule a time to donate pet supplies or to make a delivery. Your children can decorate the bag that holds the donations to make it more fun and interactive!