August Local Happenings

August is hot! Beat the heat with local opportunities that keep you indoors. From Back to School Drives to Advancing Literacy, it’s easy to stay cool and still make an impact in your community!

AUA Back to School Drive and Volunteer Mix & Mingle 

  • Sunday, August 13, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Saloon Door Brewing: 105A Magellan Circle, Webster, Texas 77598
  • We’re collecting school supplies 🍎 to help the kids at Boys & Girls Harbor get ready for the new school year!
    • See the event page for more info including a list of requested items
  • Grab a beer 🍻 and learn how to get involved in your local community with AUA
  • Bonus! Saloon Door Brewing will be hosting a movie night following the meeting

Literacy Advance of Houston Family Literacy Event

  • Thursday, August 31, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Bay Area United Way Service Center: 1300 A Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058
  • Help with literacy activities for students (pre-K – 5th grade), distribute free books to children, or register families as they arrive!
  • Volunteers MUST complete a Criminal Background Check prior to participating!
    • Literacy Advance will cover the costs
  • Volunteers should arrive 30 minutes prior to the event to help set up and stay 30 minutes afterwards to help break down
  • For more information about this and other opportunities contact the volunteer manager at 713.266.8777 or tutor@literacyadvance.org

The Mercy Tree

  • Prepare & serve a meal for approximately 20 homeless clients in the Clear Lake area
    • Meals should include a main dish, sides, drinks, ice, dessert, and paper products (plates, cups, napkins, flatware, etc.)
    • Meals can be home cooked or bought from a restaurant
    • There are no cooking facilities on site so meals must arrive fully prepared and ready to serve
  • Lunch is served Monday – Saturday, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Dinner is served on Sundays, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Locations vary but are all in the Clear Lake Area
  • For more information or to sign up to provide and serve a meal, please email volunteer@themercytree.org
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