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HCHS Community Service List of Pre-Approved Opportunities 2011-2012

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Any HCHS promoted opportunities AD Players Volunteer Usher (if you accept a ticket for a future performance, only 2 hours may be counted as community service) Contact: Brenda Fager, 2710 W. Alabama, Houston, 77098, 713-439-0181 X106 Babysitting – Students may babysit (at no charge) for a single parent family, a family where the child or parent has a physical disability, etc., ONLY. Bear Creek Assistance Ministries (BCAM – Impact for Life) Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, 16209 Kieth Harrow Blvd., 77084, 281-855-0014 Big Brothers and Big Sisters Contact: Adriana Herrera, 713-271-5683 X165 Blood Donation (2 hours’ credit plus 1 hour travel time; donation at school – 2 hours’ credit) No other donations may be made for credit during the quarter. Contact: Volunteer Blood Donor Program at 832-355-4483 Restrictions: 17 years of age and older, 110 pounds; see criteria on Community Service Board Boy’s and Girl’s Country Contact: George O’Neal (Director of Volunteers), 18806 Roberts Road, Hockley, 77447, 281-351-4976 X225 Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Greater Houston (Spring Branch Unit) Contact: Baylessia Mayes, 8575 Pitner, Houston, 77080, 713-868-3426 Brookwood Community Contact: Vivian Shudde, 1752 FM 1489, Brookshire, 77423, 281-375-2115 Restrictions: High school senior or 18 years of age to work at Brookshire facility; no restriction at retail facility, Karin Beard, 10222-C Westheimer, Houston, 77042 Buckner – Shoes for Orphan Souls Car Wash (Donations given to pre-approved charity) Carnivals/Festivals - if funds raised benefit community or underprivileged groups (not a particular church) Casa de Esperanza Contact: Christian Oisica, 2911 Corder St., Houston, 77054, 713-529-0639 Restriction: Must be 18 years or older to work at facility Chamber of Commerce Christian Alliance Contact: Fran Stokely, 4401 Rice Drier Road, Pearland, 77581, 281-412-2285


16. Christian Community Service Center Contact: Clare Bruce (Resource Development Coordinator), 3230 Mercer, Houston, 77027, 713-961-3993 X211 17. Church Resale/Thrift Shops 18. Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) Contact: Megan Lancaster, 11925 Katy Freeway, Houston, 77079, 281-497-0591 Restriction: Volunteers 15 years of age or younger must be accompanied by parent 19. DePelchin Children’s Center Contact: Za’ndra Jackson (Volunteer Services), 4950 Memorial Dr., Houston, 77007, 713-802-7792 or go to website at www.depelchin.org 20. Election Precinct Volunteer 21. Faith Center (formerly Westview Mission Training Center) Contact: Scotty Sanders, 8009 Long Point, Houston, 77055, 713-554-8801; Food Pantry and Clothes Closet located at 8244 Long Point 22. Faith in Action (sponsored by Chapelwood United Methodist Church) Contact: Judy Jones, 11140 Greenbay St., Houston, 77024, 713-465-3467 23. Fifth Ward Pregnancy Health Center Contact: Sylvia Johnson, 743 Shotwell, Houston, 77020, 713-675-1819 or 3636 San Jacinto, Houston, 77004, 713-942-2100 24. Forge for Families (formerly Inner City Youth) Contact: Derek Eacho, 956-491-9917, 3150 Yellowstone, Houston, 77054 25. Fun Runs for pre-approved charities 26. Goodwill - work at any store 10795 Hammerly, Houston, 77043, 713-692-6221 Restrictions: must be 16 years old or older 27. Harbor Lights – Salvation Army Contact: Cynthia Grove, 2407 North Main, Houston, 77009, 713-224-2875 28. Homeless Shelters 29. Hospital Volunteer 30. Houston Arboretum and Nature Center Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, 4501 Woodway Dr., Houston, 77024, 713-681-8433 31. Houston Food Bank Contact: Anya Gersib, 3811 Eastex Freeway, Houston, 77026, 713-547-8634 32. Houston Junior Forum Resale Shop 1815 Rutland St., Houston, 77008, 713-868-6970 33. Inner City Youth (Forge for Families – New Name) See #24 above 34. Interfaith Ministries Contact: Dorothy Broussard, 3217 Montrose, Houston, 77006, 713-533-4900 35. Katy Christian Ministries Resale Shop 5011 5th St., Katy, 77493, 281-391-5261 36. Keep Texas/America Beautiful 37. K-Kids (Kiwanis sponsored) Contact: Tammy Heinrich, 6303 Kury Lane, Houston, 77008, 713-880-4843 38. Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen (Magnificat House) Contact: Billy Shepherd, 2009 Congress, Houston, 77002, 713-224-1373 39. Linus Project Blankets – are NOT an approved project for 2010-11.


40. Manna Thrift Store Contact: Marie, 1806 W. 43rd St., Houston, 77018, 713-686-6440 41. Medical Bridges Contact: Diana Cano, 2706 Magnet Street, Houston, 77054, 713-748-8131 42. Memorial Assistance Ministries Contact: Sara Rice, 1625 Blalock, Houston, 77055, 713-574-7540 43. Mission of Yahweh Contact: Betty Godso, 10247 Algiers, Houston, 77041, 713-466-4368 44. National Honor Society approved projects 45. Neighborhood Parks - picking up trash 46. Neighbors - mowing lawn of elderly or disabled individual; helping elderly or disabled individual move to new home, etc. 47. Northwest Assistance Ministries Contact: Linda, 15555 Kuykendahl, Houston, 77090, 281-885-4609 48. Nursing or Retirement Homes 49. Open Door Mission Contact: Nell or Carlos, 5803 Harrisburg, Houston, 77011, 713-921-7520 50. Presbytery of the New Covenant (includes Houston International Seafarer’s Center) Contact: Sharon Darden, 1110 Lovett Blvd., Houston, 77006, 713-526-2585 51. Project CURE 10250 Westheimer, Houston, 77042, 832-251-2489 Restriction: If under 18, must have liability form filled out and signed by parent (go to www.projectcure.org for forms and information) 52. Ronald McDonald House Contact: Director of Volunteer Services, 1907 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, 77030, 713-795-3593 53. Salvation Army - work at any store 10116 Hammerly Blvd., Houston, 77080, 713-722-9093 54. Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child boxes 55. Second Blessing (West Houston Assistance Ministries) Contact: Larry Leonard, 3100 Rodgerdale, Houston, 77042, 832-553-1671 56. Small Steps Nurturing Center 1709 DePelchin St., Houston, 77007, 713-862-1020 and 2902 Jensen Dr., Houston,77026, 713-236-0330 57. Soup Kitchens 58. Source for Women (formerly Care Net) Contact: Francis Loyo, 6009 Richmond Ave., Suite 130, Houston, 77057, 713-780-0030 or Stephanie Stevenson, 9608 Mesa Dr., Houston, 77078, 713-633-2828 59. Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) Contact: Paul Hidalgo, 1801 Durham Dr., Suite 1, Houston, 77007, 713-8623863 60. SPCA 900 Portway Dr., Houston, 77024, 713-869-7722 Restriction: 15 years or older; go to www.spcahouston.org to download application 61. Special Olympics Contact: Christy Charleston, 10700 NW Freeway, Suite 101, Houston, 77092, 713-290-0049 X221 Restriction: if 14 years or younger, must be accompanied by an adult


62. Spring Shadows Elementary School Mentoring Contact: Priscilla Griffin at priscilla.griffin@springbranchisd.com or Liza Bone at liza.bone@springbranchisd.com, 9725 Kempwood Dr., Houston, 77080, 713-251-7100. 63. Star of Hope Transitional Living Center Contact: Julie Peterlin, 6801 Ardmore, Houston, 77054, 713-748-0700 X5301 Restriction: Must be 18 years or older unless with high school group and sponsor 64. Star of Hope Women and Family Shelter Contact: Julie Peterlin, 419 Dowling, Houston, 77003, 713-748-0700 X5301 65. Sunshine Kids Contact: Tank Melanovski, 2814 Virginia St., Houston, 77098, 713-524-1264 66. Tabs from Soda Cans – Ronald McDonald House Tabs are recycled and money earned supports Ronald McDonald House 100 tabs = 1 hour; 200 tabs = 2 hours 67. Thanksgiving - serving meals for homeless/poor 68. Tutoring 69. Walnut Bend Elementary Contact: Lori Schmidt 70. West Houston Assistance Ministries Contact: Larry Leonard, 10501 Meadowglen Lane, Houston, 77042, 713-977-7803 71. Westview Mission Training Center (now the Faith Center) See #21 above 72. Westview School – Students ages 2-14 with developmental disorders including autism Contact: Jane Stewart, 1900 Kersten, Houston, 77043, 713-973-1900 X13 73. Yellowstone Academy Contact: Shelley Simpson, 3000 Trulley St., Houston, 77004, 713-741-8000 74. YMCA 75. Young Lives (a ministry of Young Life to teenage mothers) Contact: Ann Gregory, 9650 Long Point, Houston, 77055, 281-414-3044 Students will not be allowed to “purchase” more than 2 hours of community service credit each quarter  (except for the second (Christmas) quarter when they may purchase all 5 hours).  For example, a student  may purchase a grocery bag of food for Westview Mission/Faith Center.  Based on the items provided,  the school may issue them 1­2 hours of credit.  If a second project involves spending money on some  item or donation or donating blood, etc., those hours could not be counted.  It is our desire that students  spend time with an organization rather than only purchasing for or donating items to them.


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