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What Charitable Causes Do Houstonians Give to and Why?

Posted on · On Thursday we had a day for giving thanks. Friday was a day for waiting in line for bargains. Saturday was for patronizing small businesses and today’s a day for shopping online. And now there’s a new one to add to the list along with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday: Giving Tuesday. […]

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World AIDS Day, Charitable Giving and Cold Weather Gardening: Houston Matters for Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Posted on · Today is World AIDS Day, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of Harris Health System’s Thomas Street Health Center, which meets the medical, psychological and social needs of Houstonians diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Thomas Street was the nation’s first free-standing HIV/AIDS treatment facility. On this edition of Houston Matters, we hear about the challenges of treating […]

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Event Celebrates a Decade of Filling Houston’s Empty Bowls

Posted on · We learn about the 10th annual Empty Bowls event, where potters and artists from around Houston make bowls, participants pay $25, pick a bowl to keep and are served a donated meal. Proceeds benefit the Houston Food Bank. The event is Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, at 4848 Main Street. […]

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What Do You Get Out of Volunteering?

Posted on · It’s worth noting that more than 20,000 volunteers have kept the largest rodeo in the world running for the last three weeks, as they do every year. Volunteer Houston estimates about 200,000 to 300,000 people volunteer around the city annually between their organization, the Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Houston Food Bank and the United Way. On this edition of Houston […]

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Volunteering, Health Insurance & BooTown Riffs: Houston Matters for Thursday, March 20, 2014

Posted on · It’s worth noting that more than 20,000 volunteers have kept the largest rodeo in the world running for the last three weeks, as they do every year. Volunteer Houston estimates about 200,000 to 300,000 people volunteer around the city annually between their organization, the Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Houston Food Bank and the United Way. On […]

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Feeding Hungry Houstonians: Not Just a Holiday Issue

Posted on · While many of us will celebrate the holidays with elaborate spreads for family and friends, some Houstonians are going hungry this holiday season. City officials say many of those who are in need of food include poor, working families with young children. We discuss efforts to serve Houstonians now, and throughout the year with Agency […]

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Hunger in Houston, New Diseases, Celestial Windows and Old Town Spring: Houston Matters, for Thursday, December 19, 2013

Posted on · While many of us will celebrate the holidays with elaborate spreads for family and friends, some Houstonians are going hungry this holiday season. City officials say many of those who are in need of food include poor, working families with young children. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll discuss efforts to serve Houstonians now, […]