Mitzvah/Mercy/Sadaqah: Interfaith Community Service Day
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Registration for our interfaith Community Service Day programs is now open. This year, we are excited to be working with our partners from St. Theresa Catholic Church and the Maryam Islamic Center to provide more opportunities to do God's work throughout the Houston community.
Please see a brief description of each activity with links to sign up below.
We encourage you to register for programs in both the morning and the afternoon if you can.
Spaces are limited, so sign up early!
For activities starting early in the morning, team captains will provide coffee and bagels/muffins.
A concluding dinner for volunteers, from 5:30-7:00 pm, will include a special program featuring former Mayor of Houston Annise Parker.
2017 Interfaith Community Service Day Volunteer Opportunities
- Please sign up for an activity in which you have never participated.
- Meet and work with members of our three faith groups.
- Some sites require background checks and ID.
- Volunteers must provide: Names, ages of children, cell phone number, e-mail address.
- Only volunteers (and spouses) can attend the dinner (5:30-7:00 pm).
- Babysitting services will be provided during dinner.
ANIMALS & NATURE
Friends for Life: No-kill cat and dog rescue and adoption shelter. Tour of shelter and playing with cats.
Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston Meals on Wheels: Package cat and dog food for IMGH Meals On Wheels clients.
K-9 Angels: Dog walking for a canine rescue and adoption agency that educates the public about irresponsible breeding practices.
Nature Discovery Center (full): Painting fences, digging holes and planting shrubs at a 4-acre park and nature education center.
Books Between Kids: Sorting donations at a Houston-based non-profit providing books to at-risk children so they can start their own libraries.
Celebration Company: Rolling candles, imprinting napkins, and taking inventory at a transitional employment program helping adults with cognitive disabilities build their skills.
Midtown Terrace: Socializing with veterans, serving them lunch, and giving them gifts provided by Mitzvah Day funds.
Seven Acres, Jewish Senior Care Services: Playing bingo and socializing with residents of the facility.
Young Families Program: Art program for young children at Congregation Brith Shalom.
Blood Drive: At Congregation Brith Shalom, 4610 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire 77401, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Must be at least 18 years old to donate blood.
Amaanah Refugee Center: Integrating resettled refugees, especially women and children, into their new communities.
Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement: Organizing items in the warehouse for distribution to refugees and new immigrants settling in the area.
Helping Refugees: An initiative of the Maryam Islamic Center which organizes food delivery for local refugee families.
REPAIRING RESIDENCES FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS
All Hands Volunteering: This is a national organization temporarily in Houston to assist with the needs of those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Muslims for Humanity ICNA Relief: A charity for all Americans, helping those who suffer from disasters or poverty and concentrating on local community needs.
Rebuilding Together Houston: An organization that allows older, indigent residents to ‘age in place’ by helping repair and refurbish their homes at no cost to them.
Angela House (full): A transitional residential facility for women upon their release from incarceration.
Star of Hope Mission: A Christ-centered community helping those (men, women and children) who are homeless by providing them with shelter and structured programs.