Support These League City Charities This Season

Texans are known for their generosity. During the holiday season when charities put out the call, food pantries fill up, needy children get toys, and even pets are taken care of. Which charities should you support? We believe charity begins at home, so here is a list of local nonprofits near Coastal Point that could use your support.

1. Interfaith Caring Ministries (ICM)

Focused on helping those in need who live in the Texas Bay Area, ICM helps thousands of individuals and families of all ages with services including emergency food, rent assistance, utility assistance, senior outreach, school supplies, and holiday programs. Donate toys and gift cards during their Christmas Toy Drive to help fill the ICM Christmas Store which gives clients the opportunity to “shop” for Christmas gifts for their children free of charge.

2. Family Promise of Clear Creek

Help give families a home for the holidays by donating to Family Promise. The organization partners with the faith, school, and business communities to provide shelter to homeless families and get them back on their feet.

3. Assistance League Bay Area

The Assistance League Bay Area is a philanthropic program that aids in a number of areas, including an award-winning resale shop offering clothes and home goods. The organization also provides clothes to children, teens, and working adults.

4. Light of Christ Lutheran Church Food Pantry

The food pantry is always in need of donations of canned and dry goods. There is limited freezer space for meats.

5. Lighthouse Fellowship of Friends

Lighthouse Fellowship of Friends operates a food pantry for needy Galveston County families. They accept non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations.

6. St. Mary of the Expectation

St. Mary of the Expectation provides food and water to those in need. Most needed items include beans, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix, syrup, canned meats, ramen noodles, canned vegetables and fruits, boxed potatoes, and macaroni and cheese. Kroger gift certificates and monetary donations are also accepted.

7. League City Animal Care Community Pet Pantry

Families should not have to choose between feeding themselves or their beloved pets. The pet pantry provides free pet food, collars, leashes, flea prevention, kennels/carriers, or other items to pet parents. The program receives no taxpayer funding and is always in need of donations.

8. Blue Santa

Help the League City Police Department and League City Volunteer Firefighters bring the joy of the season to needy children. Only monetary donations are accepted. Children are paired with officers and firefighters for a shopping day at Target. Families are given grocery gift cards.