Help the Homeless

In these tough times, shelters need your help more than ever. Most shelters also are always looking for volunteers. Contact the shelters at the phone numbers provided in the linked website to see what help they need. Remember to ask if they have age requirements for volunteers such as high school and above. Addresses, phone numbers, websites and shelter comments for the Houston area may be found at You can also join Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church at CityCetre on Friday, November 28. See below for details and for times. Please help and get involved.

Current Opportunities

Fifth Service Project at CITYCENTRE

While CityCentre patrons are shopping on Black Friday, MDPC’s Fifth Service will have a station in the plaza where shoppers can stop and assemble bags designed to bless the homeless. They’re then invited to take the bag they made with them to have in their cars and give to one of Houston’s homeless.

Donations of Bag Items Needed
Through Tuesday, November 25th, we’ll be collecting the donations necessary for making the bags. Please drop off these items in the specially marked bins located at the Chapel, Connection Center, Front Office, Grand Staircase (near the kitchen), or the Loft (Youth area). The items needed are: non-perishable food items (such as granola bars, and peanut butter crackers), knee-length athletic socks, travel-size baby wipes, WISP travel size disposable toothbrushes, travel size hand sanitizer bottles, and lip balm.

Tracy Curtis


Star of Hope

Fifteen persons (must be high-school age or older) are needed to serve lunch at one of Star of Hope’s mission locations. Star of Hope is a Christ-centered mission dedicated to meeting the essential needs of Houston’s homeless while teaching God’s Word to encourage individual growth and recovery.



The Beacon

Join St. John the Divine Episcopal Church as they serve the homeless at The Beacon in downtown Houston, Texas. The Beacon’s mission is to provide services that restore dignity, self-respect and hope to Houston’s poor and homeless.

Robyn LaRocca at