KWC’s main activity involves volunteering at many nonprofit organizations. This past year our 140+ members volunteered over 14,400 hours at local charities:
Community Events: This project encompasses volunteer activities in support of other local organizations. Some examples are the Houston Food Bank, the YMCA Bridgefest, and the Atascocita Libray.
FamilyTime Crisis Center: FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center located in Humble, Texas is a non-profit social service organization. It provides free counseling and legal advocacy and a 24-hour hotline for victims of abuse. FamilyTime also operates “The Door”, an emergency shelter for adults and children fleeing domestic violence. Its resale shop provides some funding for the shelter.
KWC volunteers not only work on special projects at “The Door” and help staff the resale shop, but also provide volunteers in its fundraising efforts. A percentage of Holiday Marketplace proceeds and individual member donations financially support FamilyTime.
Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM): This organization is a community coalition supported by donations and Resale Shop proceeds, which provide social services and food to those in need. At Humble Area Assistance Ministries, KWC members volunteer in the Resale Shop, the Food Pantry, Social Services and help with clerical duties. We support the Back to School program and during the holiday season we help bag and distribute food items.
Kingwood Library: Members help with the Used Book Sales and Patron Counts. Members volunteer at the newest library program for the community, SAGE – Sharing & Gaining Experiences.
Local Elementary Schools: We support the efforts of Humble ISD and New Caney ISD elementary schools in the following ways: teacher assistance projects such as laminating, copying, coloring and assembling books; students selected by the schools receive clothing purchased by KWC members twice a year; mentoring elementary students; and assistance for vision and hearing testing.
Project Mammogram: Project Mammogram is a Northeast Hospital Foundation Program, in conjunction with Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, offering free mammograms and appropriate follow-up treatments (ultrasounds, biopsies, etc.) to qualifying area women who have no insurance or whose incomes are not low enough to qualify for Medicaid.
Society of St. Stephen (SOSS): We volunteer at this social service agency by bagging groceries in the food pantry, distributing clothing to clients and stocking and distributing holiday food bags.
Feed My Lambs: Members prepare and distribute lunch to shut-ins and low-income families.
The Gathering Place: We provide one on one supervision/companionship to persons with Alzheimers, Parkinsons disease and Dementia so that their regular caregivers can have a much-needed break. This program is sponsored by Kingwood United Methodist Church.
Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital: We assist in the hospital Volunteer Program, volunteering in areas throughout the hospital, such as the Gift Shop, providing popcorn, and manning the Volunteer Services office.