How local residents can help HISD families and students recover from Harvey

HISD is activating a local donation site Friday, Sept. 1 and Saturday, Sept. 2, at Delmar Fieldhouse for Houstonians or local organizations who want to help the district’s students and families recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Two more donation sites will be activated next week.

Starting tomorrow and on Saturday, people can bring donations to Delmar Fieldhouse, 2020 Mangum Rd., Houston, TX 77092, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. People wanting to drop off donations should enter the complex on Mangum Street. Signs will be posted.

The district is accepting donations of the following new, unused items:
Undergarments
Socks
Uniforms
Deodorant
Hand sanitizer
Pillows
Blankets
Shoes
Toothbrushes, toothpaste
Other hygiene items
Professional dress for impacted staff

After Friday and Saturday, people can continue to drop off donations at three locations during the days and hours noted below:

  • Delmar Fieldhouse, 2020 Mangum Rd., Houston, TX 77092. (People wanting to drop off donations should enter the complex on Mangum. Signs will be posted. )
    • Donations will be accepted Sept. 5-8 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    • Donations will be accepted starting Sept. 11 during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Butler Stadium, 13755 Main St., Houston, TX 77035
    • Donations will be accepted Sept. 5-8 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Barnett Stadium, 6800 Fairway Dr, Houston, TX 77087
    • Donations will be accepted Sept. 5-8 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Beginning Sept. 11, Delmar Fieldhouse will be the sole donation site, and any donations previously made to Butler and Barnett stadiums will be taken there. Donations will be distributed to schools from Delmar Fieldhouse.

“Houston has already shown that when disaster strikes, the community steps up. Many of our own students were brought to safety by their fellow Houstonians, whether in a neighbor’s boat or by an emergency rescue from one of the city’s brave first responders,” said HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza. “Now, in the aftermath of this catastrophe, we need that can-do spirit to help our most vulnerable students. It will be important that they have some sense of routine and normalcy, and a classroom can provide that. We just need to make sure they have food, clothing, and supplies so that they are ready to learn.”

The HISD Foundation is also accepting donations to help families recover, and 100% of funds raised will go directly to helping HISD students and families. Click here to make a donation, and please specify “Harvey” as the purpose for your donation.

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