Personal Item donations Needed for Katrina Refuges.
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If you would like to make a donation of personal items that will make it directly to needy refuges
, here is a useful list of phone numbers, addresses and Items needed.
Houston City Council is sponsoring a school supply drive for refugee children who need to go to school. The Children Caring for Children project encourages Houstonians to donate new children's school supplies, backpacks, tennis shoes and T-shirts to their local fire stations through Sunday. For information, call Councilwoman Addie Wiseman's office at 713-247-2008 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Montgomery County Food Bank is accepting food donations for victims of Hurricane Katrina now settling into Montgomery County. To volunteer, call 936-539-6686 or 936-203-4161. Food donations may be made at 1300 S. Frazier, Suite 310, Conroe. Hours are expected to be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, depending on the number of volunteers available. Cash donations also accepted.
Goodwill Industries of Houston is accepting clothes, shoes, furnishing and monetary contributions to assist victims of the hurricane. Volunteers are also needed to buy items at Goodwill stores and deliver them to victims. For more information, call 713-692-6221 or visit www.goodwillhouston.org.
Two local businesses are collecting donations to be delivered to hurricane victims. A 48-foot trailer will be set up at 5735 Westheimer at Chimney Rock, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 5-12. They are collecting: Paper goods, diapers, cleaning supplies, plastic bottles of water, single-serve nonperishable snacks, peanut butter, canned food and other nonperishable food. For information contact the Houston Food Bank or call 713-223-3700. The sponsoring businesses are New York Pizzeria and M.E. Taylor Trucking of Baytown.