Especially in 2020, it’s so important to support local business. For every $1 spent in our backyard, the return on investment comes back tenfold for the community. Whether you are shopping or looking to volunteer or donate money, here are a few causes & organizations that we think are worthy of involvement. All represent the best that Houston has to offer and they need your help in whatever capacity you can give this year. We thank you for all of your efforts to assist whenever and however you can.
Support 2020 Buffalo Bayou Partnership Picnic
Celebrating Five Years of Buffalo Bayou Park
Thursday, November 5th from 6-9 PM.
Guests will be treated to a seated picnic basket dinner on The Brown Foundation Lawn of The Water Works. For a socially distanced dining experience, only you and your guests will be seated together at a table. Or, we will deliver a picnic for you to enjoy at home while tuning into our virtual program.
Support TUTS Lights Up Houston Virtual Gala
Saturday, November 7
Begins at 8 PM
Enjoy an exquisite dinner delivered by Houston’s award-winning Post Oak Hotel while you experience this exclusive online event featuring Broadway superstar Brian Stokes Mitchell. Plus, you’ll be able to join in the fun of both a silent and a live online auction. All proceeds benefit TUTS, which has been a vital part of Houston’s arts community for 52 years.
Support iWrite Virtual Book Signing Brunch
Special Guest Appearance by Matthew McConaughey
November 14 at 11 AM
The iWRITE Non-Profit Organization is over the moon about the 11th Annual VIRTUAL Book Signing Celebration! You will be a part of a groundbreaking (space-themed) virtual celebration with special guest appearances and exciting presentations from our newly published youth. Enjoy readings from our Editor’s Choice Recipients, take part in a by kids for kids author panel, and even test your space knowledge in our Space Trivia form Space Center Houston. You will be sure to leave inspired!
Support Kids’ Meals 12th Annual Harvest Luncheon
Friday, November 13
Begins at 11:45 AM
A vivacious Kid’ Meals’ “spokeskid” will emcee the luncheon and welcome guests to an inspiring, engaging and entertaining afternoon. Guests will join a virtual ride-along in a Kids’ Meals van to deliver meals directly to the homes of hungry children and will also enjoy a special “Who is Kids’ Meals” and “Cycle of Poverty” animated presentation. Attendees will also experience a virtual tour of Kids’ Meals’ newly expanded 18,000 sq. ft. space and virtually meet kids from the Kids’ Meals program along with a few of the thousands of volunteers including staff drivers who kept the program running during COVID. While learning the impact of hunger in Houston, guests will be able to participate in an online raffle and silent auction curated by Silent Auction Chairs Vanessa and Jeremy Goebel.
For more information about Kids’ Meals including information about purchasing tickets to the Harvest Luncheon visit