Making a Difference

Houston Food Bank President Brian Green Recognized For Pandemic Leadership Efforts

The awards this year honored frontline heroes who found a way to overcome the unprecedented pandemic with their staff.

10/15/2021 By Sofia Gonzalez

Give a Dog a Bone

9 Animal Shelters and Charities You Can Support in Houston

Help out dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, mini pigs, and more.

05/13/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Do Good

Five Ways to Give in Houston on International Women's Day

Women are disproportionately affected by Covid-19's economic toll. Here's how to help.

03/08/2021 By Kelsy Armstrong

'Complete Shock'

Food News: Fire Destroys Katy Stalwart Midway BBQ

Plus, Kids Meals could use your help right now.

02/22/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Some good news

MacKenzie Scott Gives Big to Houston

Both the Greater Houston YMCA and Prairie View A&M have received funds from the philanthropist's donation of more than $4 billion to orgs across the country.

12/16/2020 By Dianna Wray

By the numbers

How Houstonians Fed Each Other During the Pandemic

A snapshot of the astounding impact Bayou City's nonprofits made during the first three months of the pandemic.

11/26/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Moments of Joy

Do You Volunteer for a Houston Nonprofit? Send Us Your Heartwarming Experiences of 2020

We're rounding up the most hopeful moments for our winter issue.

09/09/2020 By Houstonia Staff

Practicing What They Preach

New Church Builds Hand-Washing Stations for Houston's Homeless

Since the end of March, Rise Houston Church has placed 16 portable sinks around the Houston-area as part of its Clean Hands initiative.

05/29/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Ace Attorneys

These Local Lawyers Are Helping Kids at the Border

Meet the heroes of the Children’s Immigration Law Academy.

12/01/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

BOOT SCOOTIN' BOOGIE

'A Night in Texas' to Remember at the Center for Hearing and Speech Gala

The Houston nonprofit's annual fundraiser brought in over $582,000 to support children with hearing loss.

07/01/2019 By Schaefer Edwards

Bayougraphy

Anne Chandler Is Seeking Justice for Houston's Most Vulnerable Immigrants

The executive director of the Tahirih Justice Center is "fighting like mad" for women and girls escaping violence.

05/24/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

News

New Data Shows Promising Decline in Greater Houston Homelessness

Homelessness in the greater Houston area is on the decline, according to the recently published 2019 Homeless Count & Survey coordinated by Houston’s Coalition for the Homeless.

05/17/2019 By Schaefer Edwards

Getting Lucky

The Most Glamorous Game of Bingo Ever Happened at The Post Oak

Last month's event saw 250 guests test their luck, all to benefit local nonprofit iWRITE Literacy Organization.

05/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Bayougraphy

Jeanne Celestine Lakin Has One Million Reasons to Not Give Up

The Rwandan native survived a childhood of genocide and abuse. Her nonprofit hopes to stop that from happening to others.

12/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Do Good

This Houston Poinsettia Sale Benefits Families In Need

Cornelius Nursery's poinsettia sale raises funds for Lena Pope.

11/05/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Street Art

The New Gulfton Story Trail Tells the Tale of a Neighborhood

A dozen related murals celebrate the diversity of the Southwest Houston community—and hopefully entice others to come explore.

10/30/2018 By Brittanie Shey

From Uganda With Love

Tribe + Glory, the Nonprofit Accessories Company that Helps Ugandan Women, Is Back on the Holiday Market Circuit

This week, find jewelry and housewares made by Ugandan artisans right here in Houston.

10/22/2018 By Clifford Pugh

Helping Houston

4 Ways to Shop and Do Good In Houston

These thrift stores all benefit local charities.

07/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Helping Houston

22 Nonprofits Worthy of Your Time, Money, or Both

Houston's nonprofit organizations—and the causes they support—could always use a helping hand.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Helping Houston

6 Houston Activists We Admire, In Their Own Words

"Everything that is happening in our country is happening in Houston. We can be the model for this country, and we are not afraid.”

07/20/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas