A Book Drive for Kids
Staff Council in partnership with Books Between Kids presents “A Book Drive for Kids” at the University of Houston. Books Between Kids is a non-profit organization serving Houston’s at-risk children by providing them with books to build their own home libraries.
A Book Drive For Kids
Monday, May 23, 2022 to Monday, June 6, 2022
Donation sites will be set up in E-Cullen, Agnes Arnold Hall, and Technology Bridge. Give new and like-new books for Pre-K through 5th-grade students.
- Story Books
- Chapter Books
- Leveled readers
- Children’s non-fiction books (that kids would pick out and read for fun)
- Board and Toddler Books
- Spanish or dual language books
Fall 2021 Volunteer Opportunities
Sock & Blanket Drive
This year’s Staff Council Sock & Blanket Drive benefited the Star of Hope Mission. New and cleaned, gently used items were dropped off at various no-contact locations from November 1 – December 16, 2021.
Thirtyfive large 50-gallon bags of new and gently used items were donated. Thank you to all who contributed!
Thanksgiving Meals for Seniors
Staff Council raised over $1,000 to provide 60 Thanksgiving meals to the residents at the William A. Lawson Institute for Peace and Prosperity (WALLIP) Senior Residence located in Third Ward.
Thank you to all who contributed!
The WALIPP Senior Residence is a four-story structure offering independent living for adults age 55 and above, which opened in 2004. It provides 42 two-bedroom and 8 one-bedroom apartments. All amenities comply with the American Disabilities Act. It is located in Houston’s Third Ward community.
Additionally, Staff Council donated treats to the WALIPP Senior Residence in December 2022 to help kick off the holiday season.
3RD WARD COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
Thank you to all who joined the University of Houston Staff Council in partnership with the University of Houston Third Ward Initiative, College of Technology, Keep America Beautiful, and the NFL for the Third Ward Community Clean Up with Jack Yates High School in honor of George Floyd on Saturday, October 30, 2021.
30 UH volunteers consisting of students, faculty, and staff cleaned up various sites in Third Ward including Jack Yates High School, SHAPE Community Center, Blackshear Elementary, and Trinity East United Methodist Church.
Among the UH students’ volunteers were the 2021 UH Homecoming Queen Jayce Ball and Homecoming King Jordan Booker volunteered and participated in the clean-up by mowing grass and planting flowers at Blackshear Elementary School.
- Carl Davis
- James McKnight
- Jack Yates High School
- Jack Yates National Alumni Association
- George Floyd Foundation
- CHUMP 88
- Blackshear Elementary
- Change Happens!
- Houston Fire Department
- Houston Police Department
- Project Row Houses (PRH)
- Emancipation Economic Development Council
- Holman Street Baptist Church
- Christian Hope Baptist Church
- Trinity East United Methodist Church
- Houston Praise and Worship Center
- University of Houston & UH Third Ward Initiative
- Texas Southern University
- SHAPE Community Center
- Third Ward Super Neighborhood
- Neighborhood Recovery CDC
- Houston National Pan Hellenic Council
- Houston Public Works Department
- Houston Public Waste Department
- Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
- Senator Borris Miles
- Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz
- Commissioner Rodney Ellis
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