Where to volunteer and donate in Montgomery County during for Thanksgiving

The Montgomery County Community Foundation is now accept grant applications from local nonprofits. The deadline to submit is Sept. 15.

The Montgomery County Community Foundation is now accept grant applications from local nonprofits. The deadline to submit is Sept. 15.

Montgomery County is full of nonprofit organizations looking to give back to the community. Here is a non-comprehensive list of places to volunteer your time or donate to in the next week leading up to Thanksgiving:


Thanksgiving Blessings brings relief to Hurricane Harvey victims
Nov. 18
Nonprofit organization Others Outreach Mission invites volunteers to fill a Thanksgiving “blessing bag” for families in need. The organization delivers the bags door-to-door in a neighborhood affected by Hurricane Harvey. The organization also accepts monetary donations and groceries for Blessings Bags. Currently, donations wanted include canned corn, sweet potatoes, yams, rolls, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pies, cake mix with frosting and metal disposable pans. 10 a.m. Candy Cane Park, 1506 Interstate 45 N., Conroe. 936-827-3228. www.othersoutreachmissions.org





Sort donations at Montgomery County Food Bank
Nov. 20-22
The Montgomery County Food Bank needs volunteers Nov. 20-22 to sort produce and meat for the holiday season. Volunteers will sort food in a cooler, so warm clothes are recommended. Volunteers must be age 16 or older and must wear closed-toe shoes.

9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20-21; 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Nov. 22. 1 Food for Life Way, Conroe. 936-271-8800. www.mcfoodbank.org





Sponsor a Thanksgiving meal for a family with Tamina Community Center
Until Nov. 22
The Tamina Community Center invites people to adopt a family in need during the holiday season. For Thanksgiving, volunteers can sponsor a family by purchasing a Thanksgiving dinner for four. To sponsor a family, community members can visit the website and leave a name and phone number and Tamina Community Center staff will reach out to provide further information. 18963 Main St., Conroe. 281-465-4646. www.taminacenter.org





Deliver breakfast bags with Meals on Wheels Montgomery County
Nov. 23
Meals on Wheels Montgomery County needs volunteers to deliver food to local homebound seniors on Thanksgiving. Volunteers must collect the bags on Wednesday, Nov. 22 between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. from specific county locations. Bags will be delivered to local residents on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 10:30 a.m. There are numerous routes available, including routes in Conroe, Willis, Magnolia, The Woodlands and Kingwood.

Click here and register by Monday, Nov. 20 to lend a hand to Meals on Wheels. www.mowmc.org/volunteer/





Volunteer with Friends of Conroe on Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 23
Nonprofit organization Friends of Conroe partnered with the Salvation Army to offer a Feast with Friends on Thanksgiving. Volunteers are needed to serve food, cook, monitor the kids’ area, offer refreshments and drive meals to local families. Click here to sign up to be a volunteer. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Salvation Army, 304 Avenue E., Conroe. 936-539-6009.


By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.