Helping Houston

60 Ways to Make Houston a Better Place

From teaching someone to read to learning to merge in traffic, feeding the homeless to picking up after your dog, supporting the arts to voting to planting trees to not %$#&ing littering—and oh-so-much more.

07/20/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Ice House

When Refugees in Houston Need a Ride, Free Wheels Is Here to Help

This organization gives bikes to Newstonians who need a way to get around.

01/30/2018 By Heather Saucier

New Digs

Take a Peek at The Gordy, Stages' New $30.5 Million Three-Stage Theater Mecca

After a generous gift from oil tycoon Russell Gordy, the venerable theater company will kickstart a massive expansion.

12/06/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Where Fashion Meets Women's Empowerment

This Jewelry Company from a Houston Native Helps Support Female Entrepreneurs

Tribe + Glory empowers women in Uganda to live above the poverty line, all while equipping them to achieve their dreams.

11/13/2017 By Charnee Collier

Sponsored Content

46th Annual Bayou City Art Festival

Art festival celebrating 46 years of raising money for local non-profits

10/18/2017 With Liz Lopez

sza-approved

How the Hive Society Used Twitter to Land Big Artist Donations

This small Houston non-profit harnessed social media to attract Harvey relief from SZA, Kehlani and more.

09/27/2017 By Nandi Howard

Bayougraphy

JJ Simmons Starts a New Chapter of Her Life—Off the Air

The moment one DJ dropped the mic and started thinking outside The Box

06/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Twisted

How a Nigerian Kid from Alief is Making Purpose Popular

Former college football star Tobe Nwigwe is set to let others know that their lives are far beyond their circumstances.

06/19/2017 By Shondrika Cook

Heroes

Houston Indian-American Nonprofit Rewards Man Who Intervened in Deadly Shooting

India House Houston presented Ian Grillot with a $100,000 check for his bravery.

03/30/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Slideshow

The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence Gala

A ‘Night in the Orient’ Raised Nearly $675,000 for Interfaith of The Woodlands

10/12/2016 With Cecily Roberts

Get Out

Finally Form Your Own Wolfpack This Weekend

The St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary is hosting its 11th annual open house Saturday.

09/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bayougraphy

Meet the Minister Building Bridges Between Refugee Communities in Westbury

The best way to reach a community? Move in.

09/19/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Room to Grow

How One Nonprofit Has Delivered 8 Million Pounds of Groceries to Houston Families

The key to Brighter Bites is that produce comes to families, not the other way around.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Higher Grounds

Drink Coffee, Do Good

A new coffee shop in the Heights helps support victims of human trafficking.

10/16/2015 By Andrea Siso

Cool

Magpies & Peacocks Turns Trash into Charitable, Fashionable Treasure

The Houston non-profit transforms donated objects into handbags, dog leashes, accessories and more.

06/05/2015 By Brittanie Shey

Slideshow

ABC-13’s Women of Distinction 2015 Winter Ball

Guests were charmed by 12 Houstonian women’s dedication to volunteerism.

02/11/2015

Slideshow

The Eye Ball

Over three hundred Houstonians kicked off Mardi Gras in style with Houston Eye Associates Foundation and Prevent Blindness Texas.

02/11/2015

Slideshow

2015 Inprint Poets and Writers Ball

This year’s ball featured Man Booker Prize–winning author Salman Rushdie.

02/11/2015

shop for a cause

Shop to Save the Elephants with Satao by De Petra

With African elephants on pace to disappear from the wild by 2020, Houstonians partner up to make a difference, beautifully.

12/11/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Video

Video: Houston Teen Hopes to Take Math Tutoring Worldwide

15-year-old Sofia Ivanka is working to make sure fourth graders across the globe get the basic math skills they need to succeed.

07/11/2014 By Dan Derozier