"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." Mahatma Gandhi

The new year can inspire a great deal of self-reflection which, at times, can find us stumped for answers. Consider the words of Gandhi to shift focus outwards as a means of not only being of service to others but also helping to renew your purpose or find new direction.

  • The Beacon (downtown) http://www.helpthebeacon.com/ | Providing services that help restore dignity, self-respect, and hope to Houston’s poor and homeless. Service activity includes but not limited to the following: kitchen/meal service and laundry.

  • Hermann Park http://www.hermannpark.org/ | Hermann Park Conservancy is a nonprofit citizens’ organization dedicated to the stewardship and improvement of Hermann Park – today and for generations to come. Service activity includes but not limited to the following: weeding, mulching, raking pine needles and cutting back shrubs/plants. 

  • Medical Bridges http://www.medicalbridges.org/ | Mission – to bridge the healthcare gap worldwide by procuring and distributing medical equipment and supplies to underserved communities. Service activity includes but not limited to the following: sorting donated medical supplies in preparation for shipment to those in need in developing countries and may also include assisting biomedical technicians repair and clean medical equipment in preparation for shipment. 

  • Project C.U.R.E. https://projectcure.org/ | Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Service activity includes but not limited to the following: sorting donations. 

  • SBP http://sbpusa.org/ | SBP shrinks the time between disaster and recovery. With the tremendous support of donors, volunteers and corporate partners, SBP has grown from a three-person volunteer team into a national organization headquartered in New Orleans, and recognized as a leader in disaster resilience and recovery, with a mission to shrink the time between disaster and recovery. Service activity: construction-related work on homes affected by Hurricane Harvey.