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How and where to volunteer during the holidays

One of the most precious gifts you can give is your time. We talk about volunteering during the holidays – the difference it can make for the community and the positive impact it can make on your life.


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During the holidays, people are in a giving mood, but sometimes gifts are not enough.

Sometimes giving your time and helping others is what is really needed.

Not only can it make a difference for the community, it can have positive impact on your life as well.

Today, we talk about how and where to volunteer this holiday season.

From helping fill ongoing needs to seasonal opportunities to quirky ways to volunteer, a representative from Volunteer Houston will discuss the needs across the city.

Plus, yesterday it was announced that the Justice Department is suing the state of Texas over redistricting.

What's going on there, and what does it mean for Texans and the next election?

A political expert is here to explain.


Jeronimo Cortina

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science
  • Associate Director at the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston
  • Co-host of Party Politics

Gayla Wilson

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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