In February and March, several organizations in The Woodlands area presented awards, welcomed guests or raised funds.
1. Woodlands Christian Presbyterian Church’s Mission Outreach Team raised $12,000 in February to feed the hungry through Houston-based Kids Meals, a program that provides toddlers and preschoolers with nutritious meals. The organization is seeking help from churches and organizations to expand from Harris County into Montgomery County.
2. Members of the Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum volunteered with the Humanitarian Peanut Butter Canning Project in February. The volunteers worked a four-hour shift and produced 6,732 jars of peanut butter. The Peanut Butter Cannery, located at 16333 Hafer Road, Houston, is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which supports the Houston Food Bank.
3. The Woodlands Township recognized volunteers of the year at its Spirit of Service Reception on Feb. 27, including members of the Bayou Land Conservancy Trail Crew who were awarded by the township parks and recreation department for their work in building the new Spring Creek Trail.
4. Hodges Collision Centers donated $10,000 to Texas Autism Academy at The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event it hosted in March. Texas Autism Academy, a school in The Woodlands, serves students diagnosed on the autism spectrum.