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									                        Outreach Opportunities Holiday Season 2008
1. Second Mile Mission - This year Second Mile Mission Center is partnering with East Fort Bend
   Human Needs Ministry to provide the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal to 1000
   families in need. This annual event will be held on Tuesday, November 25th at The Stafford
   Centre. 504 FM 1092, Ste l, Stafford, TX 77477, (281) 261.9199

2. Houston Superfeast - Organizers are preparing for the 13th annual Thanksgiving Houston
   Superfeast, which will serve Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless and less fortunate on
   Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27. The feast will be held at Sam Houston Park downtown, between
   McKinney and Allen Parkway, and planners expect to serve 20,000 people. The dinner will be
   served between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and "the time will be extended if needed. All surplus food
   will be donated to Neighborhood Centers Inc. The event is looking for volunteers to set up, cook,
   serve, wait on tables, distribute clothing and clean up between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thanksgiving
   Day. The set-up and cooking teams are expected to be on site at 5 a.m.; servers are needed from
   10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and the clean-up and loading crews will be needed from 3 to 5 p.m.
   Contributions to the Superfeast can be sent to the Thanksgiving Houston Superfeast, 2123 FM
   1960 West #236, Houston 77090. If you are interested in volunteering, call the USA Waste
   Services information hotline at (281) 651-0911.

3. CWCC Annual Thanksgiving Feast - November 27, 2008 (Thanksgiving Day) will take place
   at the George R. Brown Convention Center. 35,000 to 40,000 persons are expected to attend.
   Volunteers will be needed to help with setup and to serve the meals. Shift times are flexible and
   can be arranged for almost any time between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Volunteers are invited to partake
   in the meal. Teenagers are welcome. City Wide Club of Clubs. Thanksgiving Feast Hotline.
   (713)752-2582. http://www.citywideclub.com/events.html

4. Meals on Wheels - The 19th Annual Houston Meals for the Elderly (HoME) Program delivers
   traditional Thanksgiving meals to seniors who receive Meals on Wheels. These seniors have few
   or no home visits and experience loneliness, sadness and hunger daily. Volunteer drivers will be
   needed to deliver the meals, and other volunteers will be needed to help at the meal pickup
   location to assist the drivers with registration, traffic control, meal pick-up, and explanation of
   day's activities. Deliver Meals on Wheels on Thanksgiving Morning. To find out more contact
   Tiffany Harris, Interfaith Ministries Volunteer and Event Coordinator, at 713.533.4922 or
   tharris@imgh.org, 3217 Montrose Blvd (77006).

5. Holiday Project Thanksgiving Day Visits - November 27, 2008 (Thanksgiving Day)
   Volunteers will gather at one the designated meeting sites (listed below) at 9:30 a.m. to form
   teams to visit local nursing homes. (Each team will visit one location.) The volunteers will be
   given homemade Thanksgiving cards and cookies to give to the persons they visit. (Note: Other
   volunteers will be needed to make the greeting cards during the weeks leading up to the event.)
   The available meeting sites are as follows:

       a. CENTRAL (Greenway Plaza area): Volunteer Houston, 3033 Chimney Rock Houston,
          TX 77056

       b. NORTH HOUSTON (near Willowbrook Mall):Heartland Health Care Center at
          Willowbrook, 13631 Ardfield Houston, TX 77070



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                           Outreach Opportunities Holiday Season 2008
      Agency: Volunteer Houston. Contact: Walter Black, (713)964-0229.

     16th Annual 2008 TXU Energy Turkey Trot - A Healthy Thanksgiving Tradition
     Benefiting Sheltering Arms Senior Services. Thanksgiving morning | November 27, 2008 |
     8:00 a.m. Uptown Park in Houston, Texas. Volunteers will be needed to help with set-up,
     registration, water stations, course monitoring, etc. Volunteers report for duty as early as 6
     a.m. Later in the morning there will be a post-race party. Volunteers will receive free
     commemorative tee shirts. 5K | 10K | Kids' K | Post Race Party. Call (713) 685-6552 or
     email mhouser@shelteringarms.org for more information.

6.      "Jingle Bell Express” - an annual project providing toys, books, and holiday food
      packages to over 3000 children from low-income families. It will be based at Bellaire
      United Methodist Church at 4417 Bellaire Boulevard (just inside Loop 610 at Newcastle.)
      Volunteers will be needed the evenings of December 4 through 6 to help with sorting and
      packing the materials. and on the mornings of December 7 and 8 to help with distribution
      to the families. Minimum age for volunteers is 14, 10 if accompanied by an adult
      volunteer. Individuals and families may simply show up to volunteer-- no RSVP needed.
      Groups of 8 or more are asked to contact CCSC in advance to coordinate plans for the
      appropriate time-slots in which to volunteer. Christian Community Services Center. 3230
      Mercer (77027). Contact: Clare Bruce, (713)961-3993, ext. 211.
      cbruce@ccschouston.com

7. CWCC Annual Christmas Eve Feast - Will take place the morning of Christmas Eve
   (December 24) at the downtown George R. Brown Convention Center. 35,000 to 40,000 persons
   are expected to attend. Volunteers are needed to help with setup, serving the meals, distribution
   of canned goods to the needy, cleanup, etc. Shift times are flexible and can be arranged for
   almost anytime between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Volunteers are invited to partake in the meal.
   Teenagers are welcome. City Wide Club of Clubs. 4715 Caroline (77004). Call:(713) 752-2582

8. Holiday Project Christmas Day Visit - December 25, 2008 (Christmas Day) Volunteers will
   gather at one of the designated meeting sites (listed below) at 9:30 a.m. and/or 12 noon to form
   teams to visit local nursing homes and the Veterans Administration hospital. (Each team will
   visit one location.) The volunteers will be given homemade Christmas cards and cookies to share
   with the persons they visit, as well as copies of Christmas carols and songs to sing upon their
   arrival. (Note: Other volunteers will be needed to make the greeting cards during the weeks
   leading up to the event.) The available meeting sites are as follows:

         a. CENTRAL (Greenway Plaza area): Volunteer Houston, 3033 Chimney Rock Houston,
            TX 77056

         b. NORTH HOUSTON (near Willowbrook Mall):Heartland Health Care Center at
            Willowbrook, 13631 Ardfield Houston, TX 77070

      Agency: Volunteer Houston. Contact: Walter Black, (713)964-0229.

9. Christmas Assistance Registration - Help us meet with individuals seeking Christmas
   assistance. Those with good penmanship can volunteer at one of seven Salvation Army


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                        Outreach Opportunities Holiday Season 2008
   registration sites: Aldine Westfield Corps, Temple Corps, International Corps, Northwest Corps,
   Pasadena Corps, Montgomery County Corps, Fort Bend Social Services. Sign up online at
   http://www.salvationarmyhouston.org/volunteer.htm
       November 20 – 22          Weekdays: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
                                 Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

10. Host a Toy Drive - Help The Salvation Army provide gifts to underprivileged children this
    Christmas and collect new unwrapped toys. Get creative and decorate a box with wrapping
    paper to make your own collection container. Please contact us about gift ideas and to get
    information about when and where to drop off your collected items. Sign up online at
    http://www.salvationarmyhouston.org/volunteer.htm
       November 1 - December 12


11. THANKSGIVING OR CHRISTMAS SEASON
    Neighborhood Center - Head Start/Early Head Start
    6615 Rookin (77074)
    Call: Rachel Cueva, 713-273-3205
    rherrera@neighborhood-centers.org

    "Adopt a Family". Thanksgiving or Christmas. (Head Start/Early Head Start serves
    preschoolers from low-income families) Volunteers can read life stories submitted by
    families "adopt" one or more families for a personalized clothing, food, or toy drive. The
    volunteers can deliver the donations themselves or have them delivered by family
    development workers.

12. THANKSGIVING OR CHRISTMAS SEASON
    Volunteer Houston
    3033 Chimney Rock, Suite 460 (77054)
    Call: Walter Black
    (713)964-0229
    Volunteers will make Thanksgiving or Christmas cards which will be used by Volunteer
    Houston's Holiday Project volunteers in connection with Thanksgiving Day and
    Christmas Day visits to residents of local nursing homes. (See below for further details
    about the visits.) No skills are required. They may make the cards on their own and
    deliver them to Volunteer Houston at 3033 Chimney Rock, Suite 460. Guidelines for
    making the cards are at http://www.volunteerhouston.us/cards.




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