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Local Nonprofits to Support this Giving Tuesday

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Giving Tuesday, celebrated annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, will be observed December 1, 2020 this year. It’s a wonderful way to support local nonprofits during the holiday season of giving. You can volunteer, donate, or even shop! For a list of places to shop that benefit nonprofits, visit www.hellowoodlands.com/shop-for-a-cause-stores-benefitting-local-nonprofits.


Abundant Harvest supports and creates experiences around the table that feed the body, nourish the soul, and transform our community. Have lunch onsite weekdays at noon, volunteer at the food pantry every Tuesday and Thursday, and enjoy the coffee shop with free wifi, lounge and Kid Zone, conference room, commercial kitchen, garden, and gym. When you buy a Meal To Go, the kitchen feeds the same meal to a local family in need. Every meal you buy feeds another local family.


American Heart Association of Montgomery County is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The organization hosts many events throughout the year to support heart health and awareness.


Angel Reach volunteers help the aged-out foster youth and homeless or near-homeless youth move toward stable and productive lives, assisting the youth to become emotionally stable and financially independent. Learn More about Angel Reach here: www.hellowoodlands.com/nonprofit-of-the-month-angel-reach


 

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Bears Etc. is a bear and exotic animal rescue, founded in Montgomery County,  Texas. They connect people with nature through educations and awareness. Their hope is to build a state of the art facility, providing a safe place for neglected, abused and unwanted bears, that are a part of the exotic pet trade. Learn more about Bears Etc.: www.hellowoodlands.com/nonprofit-of-the-month-bears-etc


Bridgewood Farms enables individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach their highest potential through training and life experiences that build self-esteem and promote personal independence.


Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center

Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center is the first-of-its-kind cancer survivorship center in Montgomery County, offering a wide variety of programs and services to address the emotional, physical and social needs of those touched by cancer. Canopy features a caring community of hope, healing and empowerment to enhance the quality of life for individuals affected by cancer as well as those who support cancer survivors during their journeys. Cancer survivors and their supporters will find an inviting, comfortable place where staff and volunteers help survivors address issues and concerns, relax and find ways to look and feel their very best – all in one comprehensive and supportive environment.


 

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CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County provides court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused and neglected child can have the opportunity to thrive in a safe, nurturing permanent home. Learn more about CASA here: www.hellowoodlands.com/nonprofit-of-the-month-casa


Cassidy Joined for Hope is a national 501(C)(3) non-profit foundation focused on teen suicide prevention in the schools and community.  They recognize that teen suicides are not isolated instances, but the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24.  No community or family is immune. Learn more about Cassidy Joined for Hope: www.hellowoodlands.com/nonprofit-of-the-month-cassidy-joined-for-hope.


The Celebrate Your Life organization creates various art healing programs. The organization’s mission is to give back to cancer patient and survivors by honoring their heroic journey through different art forms.


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Montgomery County Children’s Advocacy Center -Children’s Safe Harbor is a nationally accredited children’s advocacy center whose mission is to protect and enhance the life of every child who has the courage to battle sexual and physical abuse. Children’s Safe Harbor creates a safe and child-friendly place that coordinates all of the professionals mandated to respond to child abuse. This multi-disciplinary, co-located team approach prioritizes children throughout the process and facilitates healing and justice for children.


 

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Community Assistance Center is a source of hope for Montgomery County residents experiencing financial crisis in basic needs of housing, utilities, food and clothing. Strengthened through collaboration with community and faith partners, the center honors and restores the dignity of individuals and families to attain greater levels of responsibility and financial independence, by delivering assistance and life lasting strategic solutions. The nonprofit offers a variety of volunteer options for you to choose how you can best serve your neighbors in need. Learn more about CAC here: www.hellowoodlands.com/nonprofit-of-the-month-community-assistance-center


Education for Tomorrow Alliance (EfTA) was created in 1989 as a project of the The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and local science and technology professionals who wanted to encourage the next generation of workers, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. EfTA eventually became a separate 501(c)(3) with the focus of connecting business and community volunteers to empower tomorrow’s adults. The mission of EfTA is to cultivate education and community partnerships that advance student success through Career Connections, Future Focus, Next Generation Leadership, the SCI://TECH Exposition, and the Student Internship Program all designed to give local students hands on learning opportunities in the STEM fields and beyond.


Emergency Chaplain Group is a specialized chaplaincy program resolved to provide healing and support to our everyday heroes. Its mission is to come alongside first responders who experience extraordinary human events daily and to offer them emotional and spiritual support services. Emergency Chaplain Group provides Chaplaincy services (emotional, spiritual & behavioral health support) to EMS, Fire, Paramedic and Police agencies on-scene and “behind scene” with an emphasis on Critical Incident/Traumatic Stress mitigation. These services are offered without regard to religious affiliation (or lack thereof).


 

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Family Promise of Montgomery County is a 90 day program in partnership with local congregations to provide shelter, meals, transportation, and compassionate assistance for homeless families with children. Learn More about Family Promise here: www.hellowoodlands.com/nonprofit-of-the-month-family-promise


FOB Rasor is on a mission to bring awareness to the 22 a day suicide epidemic among our warriors. Isolation exasperates depression, anxiety, PTSD, and drug/alcohol abuse so doing a buddy check is a way to stay connected. FOB Rasor challenges each and every veteran to complete a Buddy Check on Fridays. FOB Rasor’s mission is that all veterans, young & old, suffering or not, receives a buddy check every Friday. Start today, call a buddy and give them orders to do the same. Learn more about FOB Rasor at www.hellowoodlands.com/nonprofit-of-the-month-fob-rasor.


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God’s Garage is a 501(c)3 nonprofit garage that repairs vehicles for single mothers, widows, and wives of deployed military with no labor costs and also give vehicles away to qualifying recipients. Through donated cars and parts, they are able to bridge troubled times in so many people’s lives. Learn more about God’s Garage here: www.hellowoodlands.com/nonprofit-of-the-month-gods-garage.


 

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Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County is a volunteer-based organization that provides safe and sustainable homes for low-income individuals and families. Each Habitat home serves as an example of the generosity of this community and its commitment to improving Montgomery County for generations to come. Volunteers help with construction and repairs, the ReStore, administrative work, family services, and more.


Henry’s Home Horse & Human Sanctuary is a 501c3 non-profit horse sanctuary that is run completely by volunteers and donations. Henry’s Home takes in rescued and donated horses (along with other farm animals) and give them a forever home and meaningful work in their Horses & Heroes Equine Program which offers therapy to local veterans and first responders and their families, always at no cost to them. Learn more about Henry’s Home Horse & Human Sanctuary here: www.hellowoodlands.com/nonprofit-of-the-month-henrys-home-horse-human-sanctuary.

Henry's Home Horse & Human Sanctuary
Henry’s Home Horse & Human Sanctuary. Photo by Rod Prado.

 

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Interfaith of The Woodlands Fulfilling the vision of building a more loving and caring community through service, Interfaith’s Programs and Services works with member congregations, corporations, organizations, individuals and other social service agencies to continue Interfaith’s tradition of helping those in need who live within our service area. Interfaith’s programs are developed out of community need, and its staff is dedicated to providing outstanding service to our neighbors in need. offers several ways to get involved, including donating time and talents to support Interfaith’s Programs and Services, the Hand Me Up Shop, Food Pantry, and more. Interfaith relies heavily on the community and individuals for volunteers.

Hand Me Up Shop Pop Up Boutique Market Street
The Hand Me Up Boutique Pop-Up Shop located in Market Street next to Hyatt Centric. Photo by Tiffany Marascio.

Journey Home is a Christ-centered nonprofit Maternity Home existing to encourage and empower the women that walk through their doors to live the lives God intended for them to live. Journey Home offers a comfortable family environment in which to learn skills and acquire tools for success in life‘s journey. Journey Home offers housing, spiritual encouragement and practical support, and will work with other organizations to provide birthing classes, parenting classes, educational classes and similar opportunities. Learn more about Journey Home: www.hellowoodlands.com/nonprofit-of-the-month-journey-home.


Junior League of The Woodlands is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Learn more about Junior League here: www.hellowoodlands.com/nonprofit-of-the-month-junior-league-of-the-woodlands


Love Fosters Hope

Love Fosters Hope brings hope, healing, and a bright future to kids in foster care. Foster children and youth will develop into healed, educated, and independent adults with hope for their future as a result of camps, mentoring, and practical support. Learn more about Love Fosters Hope here: www.hellowoodlands.com/nonprofit-of-the-month-love-fosters-hope


 

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Meals on Wheels of Montgomery County is a volunteer driven network of home delivered meal services providing the elderly of our community with a nutritious meal, a safety check, a friendly face, and transportation. Help deliver meals to homebound seniors, package Breakfast Bags and aniMeals, or volunteer around the office.


Mercy House Global, based in Magnolia, empowers women and teenage mothers around the world through partnerships and sustainable fair trade product development. Mercy House offers group volunteering and even volunteer opportunities for children ages 6 and older. There are regular volunteer days at Mercy House Global shop in Magnolia, and available times for assistance in unpacking, sorting, tagging, pricing, packaging and labeling fair trade merchandise.


Montgomery County Animal Shelter strives to promote humane treatment of animals, prevent cruelty to animals, and provide a facility to return animals to their rightful owners. It is a shelter established to protect, feed, and house the stray, injured, abused or unwanted animals in Montgomery County. When owners can’t be found, or animals are discarded by irresponsible owners, the shelter and many passionate, devoted volunteers help to find them the permanent homes they deserve. The organization is always looking for compassionate, animal-loving volunteers for cleaning, grooming, and dog walking, but you can also choose a quieter volunteer experience, just spending time with a favorite animal.


 

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MCCF Montgomery County Community Foundation

Montgomery County Community Foundation (MCCF) was established by Reverend Don Gebert and George Mitchell in 1983 to build a permanent fund that would provide for the present and future well-being of our community. To this end, MCCF encourages philanthropy by offering local donors simplicity and flexibility in carrying out their charitable wishes while creating an enduring legacy. MCCF strives to be the hub where local donors, nonprofits, and community needs meet. A board of private citizens, who represent the diverse interests of Montgomery County, governs the Foundation. Learn more about the foundation here: www.hellowoodlands.com/nonprofit-of-the-month-montgomery-county-community-foundation.


Montgomery County Food Bank

Montgomery County Food Bank is a clearinghouse for food items donated and purchased for distribution to charities assisting the poor and victims in crisis. The nonprofit utilizes food, money and volunteers to feed the hungry in Montgomery County 365 days of the year. The food bank is also a first-responder for any disaster in Montgomery County, providing food to those impacted.

The Matthews Team RE/MAX Legends volunteering at Montgomery County Food Bank. Photo by Rod Prado.

Montgomery County Women’s Center has been committed for years to providing a 24-hour hotline, safe shelter, crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and legal services to survivors of family violence, sexual assault and stalking. Its mission is to lead the effort in preventing domestic violence and sexual assault through crisis intervention, assistance, advocacy, empowerment, and social change. Volunteer to help the Resale Store, with office and administrative tasks, crisis hotline, childcare activities, cooking, and more.


Mosaics of Mercy has a mission is to help families navigate mental health and addiction recovery. They serve our community as a hub for mental health resources, education, and hope. Mosaics of Mercy is committed to sharing stories of hope and healing to benefit others. They believe connection is a remedy to the common experience of feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and alone. Internally and externally, we all experience things that impact our mental well-being such as physical illness, loss, traumatic events, mental health struggles, and substance abuse.


New Danville

New Danville is a self-sustaining, master-planned, integrated community where adults with disabilities and the elderly can live, learn, work, and grow emotionally, socially, and spiritually with their non-disabled peers.


 

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Operation Pets Alive strives to increase community awareness and community involvement regarding the no-kill movement and the plight of homeless dogs and cats in the community. The organization is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to working with people and government to provide life-saving, no-kill programs to the community through innovative programs.


Inspiration Ranch exists to strengthen children, youth, and adults striving to overcome their physical, emotional, and social disabilities with Therapeutic Riding and equine-assisted therapy and activities. Each week nearly 70 special needs children and youth ride in the Therapeutic Riding Program to physically and emotionally strengthen their core muscles, improve their walking, and elevate their ability to communicate. Through its Mental Health Program, Inspiration Ranch reaches people that have suffered severe emotional trauma.


Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary is dedicated to rescuing and providing a loving, exceptional home to non-releasable wolves and wolfdogs, and to educating the public about these animals. Volunteers can give tours, help with fundraising, maintenance, administrative tasks, and direct animal care.


Society of Samaritans SOS

Society of Samaritans (SOS) partners with churches, governmental bodies, service organizations and the community to help meet the basic needs of our neighbors. SOS focuses on assisting clients by providing food, clothes, household items, utilities, rent/mortgage, prescription medication and other basic life survival requirements. SOS is an extension of the community in action, working together to assist people who are either disabled, disadvantaged, or unable to meet all of their needs.


 

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Stronger to Serve‘s mission is to inspire kids to develop into strong, healthy, compassionate and connected leaders by pairing fun fitness with meaningful service. Stronger to Serve is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that combines fitness & service in everything they do because they believe strong, inspired kids can change the world and adding fitness to volunteering makes it even more fun. Learn more about Stronger to Serve here: www.hellowoodlands.com/nonprofit-of-the-month-stronger-to-serve.


The Treehouse Center takes in girls from families and governmental agencies that are in crisis situations and provide a wide variety of diagnostic and treatment services. Learn more about The Treehouse Center here: www.hellowoodlands.com/nonprofit-of-the-month-the-treehouse-center.


Unbroken Project is a division of The Herrscher Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation and all donations go directly towards helping First Responders and Military Veterans through training, counseling, treatment and other help as deemed necessary by the Foundation. The Unbroken Project is a movement to correct the way PTSD is dealt with in the workplace, the media and in our communities. Learn more about the Unbroken Project here: www.hellowoodlands.com/nonprofit-of-the-month-the-unbroken-project


 

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We See Abilities transforms lives through the joys of sports and community activities everywhere everyday by highlighting their abilities in life. The nonprofit gives the special needs population a better quality of life thru the joys of sports and community activities. Sponsor, engage as a coach, trainer, or official, become an event organizer or fundraiser, or manage events. Volunteer partners can also play alongside Special Warriors with intellectual disabilities, or fan cheer at community events.


Will Herndon Research Fund is a Beyond Batten Disease Foundation dedicated to saving local resident Will Herndon, and all children affected by juvenile Batten disease. Donate, attend an event, join a committee, or help fundraise.


The Woodlands Arts Council is dedicated to providing regional cultural enrichment opportunities that encourage, support and promote the performing and visual arts. The council presents The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival and other community art events; offer scholarships to aspiring young artists; supports performing and visual arts programs in the schools; and develops partnerships with others to create a strong arts presence in the area.


 

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The Woodlands Children’s Museum creates opportunities that educate, empower, and excite children and families through play while inspiring a lifelong sense of wonder and discovery.


The Woodlands United Methodist Church needs volunteers to help empower people in need, giving them dignity, self-worth and the ability to become strong and self-sufficient. Serve locally by volunteering for the Montgomery County Food Bank Share Your Holidays Food Drive, Habitat for Humanity House Build, Creative Hands Ministry, Compassion United Mobile Food Distribution, and more.


YES to YOUTH – Montgomery County Youth Services – strengthens the emotional and mental health development of youth and families by providing crisis intervention, counseling, and suicide prevention services. We provide a safe and nurturing home where abused, battered, sex-trafficked, homeless, and at-risk youth begin healing from the past and become empowered for the future.

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One of the trees available at YES to YOUTH’s Christmas Tree Holiday Pop-Up Shop in Market Street. Photo by Tiffany Marascio.

Please take a few moments to view our Charity Page, learn about local events supporting nonprofit organizations on our Calendar page, and get involved by supporting local charities and nonprofits with your time, skills, gifts, and service.

Be sure to follow us on social media at @HelloWoodlands and subscribe to our email newsletter to stay updated for new ways to serve, volunteer, and give back in The Woodlands and Montgomery County, Texas.

From all of us at Hello Woodlands, have a wonderful Giving Tuesday!

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