Ideas

We’ve compiled a list of ideas we think could make a big impact. Read through and let us know below which would like to learn more about.
  • Become a Lunch Buddies mentor (Thursdays • 12-1pm • Houston School)
  • Teach or participate in a Beginners Dance Class
  • Volunteer at a Movie Night at Houston Neighborhood Park
  • Host a trunk at Houston Neighborhood Park’s Trunk Or Treat on Saturday, October 29. Movie Night at Houston Neighborhood Park
  • Baking Day: Teach kids to bake cookies and cupcakes.
  • Karate Class: Be a karate instructor, bus chaperone or bring snacks.
  • Birthday Club: Make birthday cards for Houston kids. (monthly)
  • Classroom Tutor: Any grade, any time.
  • Bring treats or lunch for the Houston Teachers & Staff.
  • Book Drive: Host a book drive or donate books.
  • Farmers Market: Sell fresh produce at Houston Neighborhood Park.
  • Pen Pals: Write letters back and forth to encourage a Houston student.
  • Zumba Class: Join the free class at Houston School. (Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7pm)
  • Volunteer at Student Reward Parties. (Every 6 weeks)
  • Juntos: Join Houston parents to do hands-on projects to help teachers (Fridays, 10am-12m)
  • Laundromat Ninja: Fill washer/dryers with quarters as a happy surprise.
  • Diners Club: Eat at all four restaurants on Houston Avenue.
  • Family Scavenger Hunt: Instructions available online here.
  • Houston Shoppers: Support the local businesses, barber shops and car wash.
  • Coffee Date: Deliver coffee to the office staff. (Anytime)
  • Donate new play equipment for school recess.
  • Free Fun in the Park: Pick a Saturday and host a free activity of your choice. (Science experiments, decorating cookies, story hour, soccer game, etc.)
  • Kids Career Day: Come talk about your career to get kids excited about future opportunities.
  • English Tutor: Help parents practice English by being a conversation partner.
  • Homework Help: Offer free tutoring for kids in the park after school.
  • Art in the Classroom: Teach a special activity for kids at school or after school.
  • Adopt-a-Classroom: Help with parties and special activities.
  • Teach a Healthy Cooking Class for parents and kids.
  • Decorate the teacher’s lounge to make it functional and fun!
  • Bingo Night: Donate prizes and host a family-friendly bingo game.