Helping Houston

12 Simple Ways to Help Houston Become a Better City

An everyday guide to voting better, helping the homeless, beautifying the city, and improving the environment.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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

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

Heroes of Harvey

Our Long List of Hurricane Harvey Heroes

Many, many people and organizations rescued lives and gave their time and money to help Houston—these are just a few.

09/29/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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The Harvey Relief Hub Transitions Into Its Next Phase

The First Ward volunteer hub will be finding new ways for Houstonians to help out.

09/20/2017 By David Montalvo

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Volunteer Efforts Across Houston Hampered by Traffic

Recovery efforts have been stymied by traffic, with months' worth of work still ahead.

09/06/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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Small Efforts Across the City Make a Huge Difference

The power of social media is allowing Houstonians to make an immediate impact in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

08/31/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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Hurricane Harvey: Our Ongoing Coverage

Looking for information on the floods? You'll find it here.

08/29/2017 By Houstonia Staff

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Now's the Time to Start Helping Out, Houston

Our city's human needs will not be diminished—thankfully, neither will our city's indomitable human spirit.

08/29/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

Critical Operación: A Group of Venezuelan Ex-Pats Fights a Crisis Back Home

What started as an informal drive for medical supplies grew into Houston-based Operación Saludos a Venezuela.

07/18/2017 By Jasmina Kelemen

Ice House

At Casa Juan Diego, a Home Far, Far Away from Home

What's the driving force behind the oldest Catholic Worker community in Houston? Endless opportunities to help—and the zealous Louise Zwick.

07/18/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Spring Creek Needs Your Trailbuilding Help This Summer

Everything is bigger in Texas—including its trails and greenways.

05/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Giving Back

Help Keep Buffalo Bayou Park Lean and Green This Weekend

Volunteers are needed to weed, mulch and beautify the bayou.

02/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Hermann Park Needs Your Help

Green thumb or not, The McGovern Centennial Gardens and the Japanese Garden depend on volunteers to keep our parks pristine.

01/18/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Plant the Seeds of Houston's Future Wildflowers This Weekend

The Parks Department's annual Lady Bird Johnson Tribute enters its 10th year.

11/04/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

TV

The Perfect Place to See Houston's Debut on Parts Unknown

Axelrad and Plant It Forward Farms are hosting a watch party for Anthony Bourdain's latest episode of travel TV, and you're invited.

10/27/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Charity

When Once-A-Year Volunteers Strike

‘Tis the season for giving back—but what happens when there’s a surplus of samaritans?

11/03/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Slideshow

ABC-13’s Women of Distinction 2015 Winter Ball

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

02/11/2015