The Post Oak Parents Association’s family community service program returns for its third year of getting out into our city and making a difference in our communities.
Our family volunteer days give us the chance to make positive impacts in a variety of areas and for people throughout town. Post Oak families really came through during the days after Hurricane Harvey, and we continued in that spirit of helping others with volunteer opportunities throughout the last two school years. Some of the volunteer days last year included blanket-making for low-income families, sorting donated books at Books Between Kids, cleaning up a portion of Buffalo Bayou with the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, and warehouse work with the Salvation Army and Houston Food Bank.
In addition to helping others, we also want to strengthen the bonds among our own community. Volunteering together really does that. And so does lunch! Or the park! So after our volunteer days this year, when we can, we’ll be getting together afterwards for a lunch here, a brunch there, or maybe just some fun at a local park. Anything to get to know each other better.
Keep an eye out in the Post Highlights for dates and places as they are confirmed. And if anyone has ideas for future volunteering opportunities, please contact Sara Loperena, the community service chair. (You'll find her contact info in My BackPack.)
Join us on October 26 at Book Cycle
The Book Cycle is a non-profit that recycles books by putting them in the hands of anyone who wants to read. The organization sets up stands at farmers markets, low income communities, and food lines and hands out books free of charge to anyone who wants to read. They have just moved to a new location and need help shelving and categorizing thousands of books. Sign up to come for a fun morning of Community Service. Thank you!
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 to noon (come for as little or as long as you can)
Location: CustomSpace at 5301 Polk
Age: good for adults and kids age 5+
Let us know if you can join in!