Your Impact Stories

These are your stories about the impact you have made in our community through volunteerism. Tell your story here. We’ll post it right here on this page within a week – alphabetically by first name. Pat yourself on the back for all the good you’re doing to cultivate the #HoustonTogether culture. We’re proud of you and grateful the contributions you’ve made!

Ana Medina

Rain or Shine many volunteers gather together to distribute food supplies despite Covid-19 during 2020. Many Thanks to All the Volunteers.

Arjun + Maya Govindaraj

Mission BE A Resource is a club that we started with our friends to help children in need. Our goal is to spread awareness about Rainbow Rooms and support underprivileged children in the community through donations and volunteering. We want to continue to volunteer for our community because it’s fun to work with our friends and by doing good for others we learn a lot and feel happy.

Camille Ford

I was able to volunteer with Compassion United’s Breakfast in the Park program. Our group made, delivered, set up, served and cleaned up a breakfast for the homeless community in our area. It was wonderful to brush shoulders and share conversations and prayers with those struggling, and build our congregation in a way that only serving together does! It was a memorable and unifying experience.

Heather Cosby

I hosted a blood drive for the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. We had 31 donors and saved over 90 lives!

Jana Humphreys

Our family started a new tradition a few years ago of helping serve Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas Eve dinner to the needy at the SuperFeast at George R. Brown put on by CityWide Club. Guests are able to have a warm meal and haircut, and receive clothing, books and canned food. My kids love to help another child pick out a book and serve them a nice holiday dinner. Already signed up for this year!

Kavindu + Imaaya Weerasinghe

Our friends and us started a volunteer group called Mission Be A Resource, which is a club that helps the children in need. Our main goal to help many children and spread awareness about the Rainbow room and support many children with donations by volunteering. We decided to volunteer because we thought that we can help many children around the world. We want to do more volunteering in the future to help the children in need.

Lakshanya and Ved Solipuram

We made a volunteer group, Mission BEAR(Mission Be A Resource), with a couple of our friends from school. Mission BEAR helps abused and neglected kids and adults. We have enjoyed volunteering at many different places, especially the Fort Bend Rainbow Room. Not only making donations, we also try to give our time to help make the world a better place one step at a time. We hope to continue volunteering and helping the underprivileged.

Melissa Wood

Because TOMAGWA (a health ministry in my community) had to cancel their usual fundraisers due to COVID-19, they hosted an outdoor craft fair instead. To support their event, my son and I signed up to have a booth and made crafts to sell, donated a portion of our proceeds to TOMAGWA. It was fun to help kick off an event that they hope to make an annual tradition.

Nancy Ayre

YoWith food insecurity being on the rise due to the pandemic, my husband and I volunteered with Montgomery County Foodbank in partnership with Compassion United to distribute food to families falling under tough times outside of local church in Willis. We were able to place nutritious food in the car trunks of hundreds of families that came through. It was connecting and healing for all involvedur story goes here!

Stephen & Megan Friedheim

We have the privilege of volunteering with Camp Erin (the Elena Network), a grief camp for children & teens, every summer. It is the most meaningful, wonderful weekend of the year. The growth the kiddos make on their grief journey proves that magic is alive & well. Camp is magic.

Tami Maloney

Over the past 12 weeks, 24 missionary volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rotated shifts at the Houston Health Department – WIC program to compile 17,000 “Let’s Cook Together” cookbooks for WIC clients. While they would love to also meet with the WIC clients and cook together, collecting the recipes and assembling the cookbooks made them feel like they were part of the client’s family dinners and gatherings.

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