It takes a lot to keep the engine moving at Cy-fair Helping Hands! Your Scout troops, work groups, sports teams, Bible study groups, NCL chapters, sororities, civic organizations, and other teams can help give back to the community in a meaningful way.
Hot Meals for the Homeless Day Center
On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the homeless are invited to our Day Center as a place of respite from the stressors of homelessness. Each person may shower, get a free health check, apply for housing, enjoy some much-needed fellowship, worship, and eat a hot meal. If you can help by preparing lunch for 12 – 15 people please click HERE.
CFHH’s outreach teams go out weekly to various areas in Cy-Fair to make contact and build relationships with homeless people on our streets. During these visits we distribute Compassion Bags contain non-perishable food items that are easily opened and can be eaten with no cooking required. We give our about 100 of these bags each week. Purchasing the contents and putting together Compassion Bags is a great group project!
If you are interested in participating in our Compassion Bags program, click here to sign up.
If you’d like to order items that go into Compassion Bags and have them ship to CFHH, click here.
Fresh Start Starter Packs
Our Transitional Families Program provides temporary shelter for families in a hotel with a kitchenette, while we help them find more permanent housing. Sometimes families can be in these rooms for up to 3 months and are in need of supplies. The rooms are bare, except for bath towels so we are asking for donations of the following (used, inexpensive or disposable) items that could be gathered and placed into a rubbermaid type tote or large durable bag (like the ones you find near the checkout at Homegoods). If you would like to include an encouraging note in the bag, that would mean so much to the family receiving your donation!
Please do not provide expensive items knowing that often when the hotel stay is over, many of these things get left behind or discarded.
Thank you so much for supporting our families!
Needed items include:
Plastic Plates (4)
Plastic Bowls (4)
Plastic Cups/Tumblers (4)
Rubbermaid bowls with Lids (2)
A homemade lunch is such a special treat for our homeless guests and we welcome sack lunches for them! This is a service project that works well for small groups: church youth groups, homeschoolers, scout troops, senior clubs, etc.
Packed in paper lunch bags:
Sandwich – dry turkey & cheese, ham & cheese, chicken & cheese
2 packets of mayo and 2 packets of mustard
1 Bag of chips
1 piece of Fresh fruit – soft fruits such as oranges, bananas, peaches (no apples)
1 Juice box/pouch or Shelf Milk (no water)
1 Individually wrapped Soft dessert – soft cookies (homemade would be great!)
Food and toiletry drives help to fill our pantry and supply shelves. We encourage community businesses, churches, and school partnerships; consider donating one specific item for the pantry each month for the year! Food drives are great projects for groups but individuals have been very successful in having food drives within their neighborhood or organization. For more info, email email@example.com