Here you will find the links
to emails I have sent you as well as other references to local Charities or Community Events that you may want to participate in or just "Lend a Helping Hand."

Community and Charity Page

In an effort to remember the 1, 500. 0000 children who perished in the holocaust the, Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies.
The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2013, for all to remember. The Museum has already collected an estimated 400,000 butterflies. Please send or bring your butterflies to the Museum
by June 30, 2012

As part of our groups' overall effort to better our community, ChickNite is joining together to combine all of our folding abilities to create as many butterflies as we can to donate to this worthy cause!
I am looking for a location that can house all of us comfortably so we can fold, fold fold!
I am also in the process of finding us an origami instructor (which I think I have located!)

There will be a modest fee to all those who participate to cover the cost of materials and to pay the fee of the origami instructor. I am trying to get the location donated.
My house is just tooo small for this project!

Details to follow!

Corridor Rescue Inc. is an all-breed, no-kill, 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue organization with primary emphasis on rescuing dogs from the Corridor of Cruelty in Houston, TX. Our goal is to end animal suffering whenever we can.
Dawn Rubin is the Secretary of this organization (as well as their Fundraising Coordinator) and just recently it's founder, Deborah Hoffman was named one of CNN's Heros.Watch the video below to find out more. If you can, please donate your time, items,and of course, funds if you can to this very worthy cause.

The Buffalo Bayou Partnership is looking for volunteers to help restore and beautify Houston’s signature waterway.
Buffalo Bayou is well on its way to becoming one of Houston’s primary attractions but we still have work to do. Our new hike and bike trails and growing green spaces need to be landscaped and cleaned up regularly.
Bayou beautification is an easy, fun and convenient way for corporate, school and civic groups to foster teamwork and give back to the community. Bayou beautification also provides enormous results after only a few hours work. Muddy t-shirts and tired muscles only last a day, but the results of your hard work for Houston's signature waterway and park system will last for years.
 To join Buffalo Bayou Partnerhsip's Volunteer Team, please fill out our Volunteer Information Sheet or contact Jessalyn Ballard,jballard@buffalobayou.org


The Houston JCC has a wonderful Meals on Wheels program that benefits our seniors. But what you did not know is, they also collect pet food for their pets. They found that many of the elderly were sharing their meals with their pets, so these "AniMeals" make sure everyone gets a full meal. I go past there most weekends and would be happy to drop off any donations you may have. If you go yourself you leave your donation with the person at the front desk. Bew aware, the JCC is not open on Saturdays.

Houston Jewish Community Center
5601 S Breaswood Blvd., Houston TX 77096

Share your life — register to become an organ and tissue donor.
Hundreds of Texans die needlessly each year due to a lack of organ and tissue donors. You can help save lives by registering to become a donor.
Register today at:   https://www.donatelifetexas.org
I am registered. They can have my parts when I am done with them!— Ellen