You can help TODAY

I thought I’d pass along these messages from other Houston area mothers who are doing phenomenal things to help victims of Katrina…

Today and Saturday, donations to help mothers and babies will be accepted at A Woman’s Work:

Organizing this donation drive is a group of psychologist moms who want to help the many families seeking refuge in our city following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. These families are in need of so much. The focus of this donation drive is to help these families provide for their children.

In addition to making cash donations to the Red Cross and other organizations, this donation drive encourages families to donate new or gently used baby and childcare items, including:

– Diapers of all sizes
– Baby Wipes
– Formula (expiration dates MUST be on the container)
– Baby Bottles
– Clothes
– Jars of baby food of all types
– Baby gear

Donations will be accpted at “A Woman’s Work” at 2401 Rice at Morningside in the Rice Village on Friday Sep 2 and Sat Sep 3 between 11am-4pm. They will be working with the Houston Food Bank to distribute these goods to needy families.

Also, Palmer Memorial in the med center (across from Rice University) is feeding dinner to Katrina victims starting today. Many injured or sick people were transferred to the hospitals in the medical center. Palmer Memorial is trying to make sure their families are fed and taken care of in their time of need. They plan to offer dinner every night to as many as 1000 people for as long as they need to keep cooking.

Palmer Memorial will also be helping to provide personal hygiene items, books, toys, stuffed animals, socks, underwear, etc….

If you have free time and would like to offer to help in any other way or if your church, scout troop, or friends would like to, please email

7 Comments so far

  1. Christine (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2005 @ 1:47 am

    Some other things to note:

    Houston Food Bank is accepting Katrina specific donations. For every $1 they receive, they can get $25 worth of groceries and other items. (Diapers, etc.) Send them money.

    Also, the Texas Dept of Health and Human Services are giving all evacuees 2 months of food stamps with no questions asked with driver

  2. Madeleine Henley (unregistered) on September 4th, 2005 @ 11:24 am

    Dear Houston Bloggers,
    I am asking for your help. I am endeavoring to start a drive here in NYC for K-12 schools to partner-up with K-12 schools in Houston that are enrolling Hurricane Katrina evacuees. In theory, a school in NYC will adopt a school in the Houston area. This will enable NYC students to personally donate monies and perhaps send cards and letters of encouragement to the students in Houston. Similar grassroots partnerships were established by schools worldwide when our children experienced 9/11. All it would take is a school principal in NYC contacting a school principal in Houston.
    I have personally contacted (school does not start here until next week) every school administrator, educator, PTA member I know. The plan is generating some interest. Now, all I need is a list of affected schools in Houston. If you know of any K-12 schools in your area enrolling evacuees, could you please let me know?
    Many thanks-
    You Texans are a credit to the nation. Your hearts are as big as that state of yours.

  3. alison Brink (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 9:15 pm

    I am a high school teacher in Oregon- and would like to see about my district adopting a school that has been damaged in Katrina’s wake… our Activities Director has asked me to see if there is already a plan out there… please let me know
    Thanks so much!
    God bless!

  4. Vanita Harris (unregistered) on September 7th, 2005 @ 9:30 am

    Hello We are a hospital in NYC and all my employee want too clothes can anyone Please tell me where too send them

    God Bless You All

  5. Gail Wehmann (unregistered) on September 7th, 2005 @ 3:37 pm

    Hello! I am an Assistant Principal of an elementary school in New York. We would like to “adopt a school” that has been damaged in Katrina’s Wake. Please let me know if there is a list of effected schools.
    Thanks very much!

    Gail Wehmann

  6. Cindy (unregistered) on September 9th, 2005 @ 10:33 pm

    Please help us to aid Louisiana Catholic High School Students. Pope John XXIII Catholic High School is providing continuing education for students in our area who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina. You can help to keep these students on track with their education by adopting a student to assist with the purchase of school supplies, uniforms, textbooks or tuition. We wish to accommodate as many of these students as we can and any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Your gift will go a long way in helping our friends from Louisiana. Please visit our adopt-a-student website at Also, for additional information please contact the Development Department at 281-693-1000 or email us at

  7. Anitra (unregistered) on September 17th, 2005 @ 3:59 pm

    We are an elementary school in NYC that would also like to adopt a school in an area affected by Hurricane Katrina. Please let me know if there is a list of affected schools or a public school principal in one of these schools who would like to forge a relationship with us. We would like to write to these students as well as send backpacks filled with essentials and supplies. Please email me at Thanks

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