We are thrilled to have volunteers with us for our annual Back to School program!
BEAR’s Back to School program, which serves over 7,000 children annually, helps ensure that children currently under the supervision of Child Protective Services have the resources they need to confidently begin school each fall. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, many families may not have the financial capacity to purchase back-to-school items for their children. For this reason, we'd LOVE and appreciate your hands-on assistance with this special program.
What you can expect:
July 12th – August 9th: packing backpacks with school supplies & prep for distribution drive
August 10th - 12th – Distribution of backpacks at Chimney Rock Rd.
Please note the following important notes:
- All volunteers must wear a mask for the duration of their time spent at BEAR.
- We will encourage hand washing and sanitizing between activity breaks.
- For social distancing purposes, we are only hosting small groups this year. PLEASE be sure to sign up every person in each slot. Do not add extra under your name as any additional personnel not registered in the provided slots will not be allowed to participate.
- We have a NEW COVID-19 volunteer consent form that must be filled out prior to you arriving at BEAR. It can be found at this link: https://bearesourcehouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/COVID-19-Consent-Form.pdf
- Dress comfortably as you will be in our warehouse! Tennis shoes are preferred.
*BEAR HQ - We are located at 3572 East TC Jester Blvd. Houston, TX 77018. Our business complex is called Brookwood Business Park, located between the baseball fields and the post office. Once you enter the complex, pass the stop sign, and we are all the way in the back on the left.*
*Location of the distribution drive: Harris County Youth Services Center – 6300 Chimney Rock Rd. Houston, TX 77081 (drive will take place behind the building, parking will be available on all sides of the building - follow signage!)*
If you have any questions about volunteer involvement, kindly email [email protected]
We can’t wait to have you with us as we help these kiddos get Back to School! :)