Month of January
Souper Bowl of
Since 2004, Souper Bowl of Caring has teamed up with H-E-B, Kroger, Randallís, local TV and radio stations and the Houston Chronicle as well as the Houston Texans to fight hunger and poverty in our community. All of the donations made at the food retailers are for The Houston Food Bank, and itís hundreds of agencies.†† Christian Helping Hands has been blessed to receive tons of non-perishable food from this three week food drive prior to the awaited, annual Super Bowl!!†† For more information, link to www.souperbowl.org/city/blitz/?cityID=houstonTX
Supplies Unlimited Can Create Every Student Success. The month of May every year is the end of the school year, but the beginning of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.† Volunteers begin to collect school supplies for the next school year for Pre-K through 12th grades.† Yearly, hundreds of qualifying students in our service area receive supplies.† Donations of supplies or monetary donations designated for supplies and school shoes are collected to make this program a huge success for students within a needy household.
Multiple times during the year
Red Barrel Food Drives
Throughout the year, the Houston Food Bank (and formerly, the Endhunger Network) host red barrel food drives, known as Stop the Hunger in local grocery stores throughout the nation.† The barrels allow shoppers to purchase needed nonperishable food for assistance agencies located in their home area.† Christian Helping Hands is thankful to be the benefactor of numerous red barrels in the Friendswood and Pearland communities.† Our volunteers man the barrels to encourage shoppers to purchase pre-sacked items for CHH, resulting in the collection of thousands of pounds of canned goods. More information about this national program is located online: www.houstonfoodbank.org
October through December
Santaís Christmas Adoption Program† The Santaís C.A.P. program was actually started in 1985 when it became apparent so many children would not receive Christmas gifts.† Individuals, service and social clubs, churches and businesses adopt entire families with Christmas gifts and food during the holidays. To adopt a family, contact Christian Helping Hands (281) 485-9776 anytime during October or early November to be matched up with needy families.
Month of November
Holiday Harvest Annual
Every year, the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving,
Christian Helping Hands hosts Holiday
Date: Saturday before Thanksgiving
Time: 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.