CAA Greater Houston – Volunteer at Houston Welcomes Refugees
May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Location: Houston, TX
RESCHEDULED DUE TO THE THREAT OF FLOODING
We are sorry for the late notice but Houston Welcomes Refugees has asked us to reschedule our volunteer event for another Saturday due to the threat of flooding. We will likely reschedule for Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the same time, if you’d like to mark your calendars. Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you at another CAAGH event in the near future.
Saturday, May 11th | 10:00 am – noon
946 W. 17th Street, Houston, TX 77008
Many refugees arrive to the US with next to nothing. Help them rebuild their lives by contributing items to a Welcome Kit that will provide them the essentials to help them begin again with hope and honor.
We will arrive at the HWR office with our contributions (see attached list) and a representative will speak with our group about what the organization does. We will also help assemble the Welcome Kits, which includes creating cards/notes for the refugees. Then we will have time for a tour of the warehouse.
Please purchase these items as NEW/excellent condition items. Please no used dining ware, silverware, or linens. Please also tape the top of liquid bottles so that they don’t spill. (If you look at the welcome kit flyer, we are responsible for Kitchen Kits 1 and 2. Please sign up for an item here to make sure we get everything.) If you do not have time to buy something yourself, you can ask Genesis Longo to buy something for you and you can pay her back via Venmo/Zelle.
Other needed items which do not need to be new, but can be gently used include: lamps (floor lamps preferred), small kitchen appliances (e.g., rice cooker, coffee maker, toaster), vacuum cleaners, tablecloths (all sizes) and soccer balls.
RSVP to Deborah Barrash so we know how many people to expect.