Houston Matters

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. […]