Twelve Charities in The Woodlands Area to Support in 2021

By: Rachel Norton
| Published 12/31/2020

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – “No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.” – Author Unknown

If 2020 taught us anything it is that with community support we can overcome. Here are twelve local charity organizations to rally behind in the New Year:
Click each title in bold to be directed to the organization’s website

Love Fosters Hope
Love Fosters Hope is a Texas-based non-profit organization with many facets, but one purpose: to impact the lives of children and teens in foster care who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Their mission is to inspire hope and bring healing to foster children and youth as a result of camps, mentoring, and practical support.

Operation Pets Alive!
Operation Pets Alive! is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization striving to elevate Montgomery County to a No-Kill community through innovative programs that: raise community awareness, reduce the number of dogs and cats that enter our shelters, and increase the number of dogs and cats that leave our shelters alive. They want to make a significant contribution to reduced killing in shelters through treatment of treatable animals, training, adoption, foster, and rescue.

Yes to Youth
YES to YOUTH - Montgomery County Youth Services strengthens the emotional and mental health development of youth and families by providing crisis intervention, counseling, and suicide prevention services. They provide a safe and nurturing home where abused, battered, sex-trafficked, homeless, and at-risk youth begin healing from the past and become empowered for the future.

Operation Military Embrace
Operation Military Embrace is a Texas-based military support organization with active officers, directors and volunteers committed to helping wounded service members. Remembering Vietnam, 'OME', a Christ-centered organization, is dedicated to ensuring that OIF (Iraq) and OEF (Afghanistan) veterans and all who served during this period of war are not treated with hostility and disrespect as were those who served with honor and distinction in Vietnam. OME achieves this objective by working to increase public awareness regarding the challenges faced by America's military and their families while providing direct support via the various OME programs.

Mercy House Global
Mercy House exists to engage, empower and disciple women around the globe in Jesus’ name. They provide for the rescue of pregnant girls in Kenya and provide a home for them. They empower their families and many others with dignified work so they can redeem future generations. They do this by engaging those with resources to say yes to the plight of women in poverty by empowering women around the world through partnerships and sustainable fair trade product development.

Inspiration Ranch
Inspiration Ranch is a Premiere Accredited Center through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. They break down barriers and celebrate the inclusion of individuals with physical, emotional, and social disabilities. They provide a Christ-centered oasis for children and adults with special challenges seeking excellence in Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies.

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels Montgomery County is proud to offer programs designed to support our community and combat top issues of aging: hunger, loneliness, and loss of independence. They work to foster independence and dignity for homebound seniors in Montgomery County by providing them with nutritious meals, caring contacts, and transportation.

The Montgomery County Food Bank
The Montgomery County Food Bank’s mission is to unite the community to fight hunger. Last year they were able to provide over 11 million nutritional meals through their vast network of over 70 partner pantries, local school districts, and community partners. They work in partnership with retailers and wholesalers to provide a solution for food waste by rescuing food that would otherwise go to the landfill.

Education for Tomorrow Alliance
Education for Tomorrow Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting the business and education communities in Montgomery County, Texas. With innovative programs focused on career, leadership and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) preparation, EfTA is the portal through which business leaders can access and strengthen local education and empower tomorrow's adults.

Compassion United
What started as a simple, God-given vision to feed the homeless, Compassion United, has grown into the most comprehensive support ministry in Montgomery County. Now, over a decade later, serving people is still at the heart of all they do yet with a more defined, dynamic purpose to provide outreach, relief and empowerment to those on the fringes of society.

Children's Safe Harbor
Children's Safe Harbor is working to end child sexual abuse and trauma. They believe abused children who get proper investigative services and counseling can heal and go on to lead healthy, whole lives. They offer Forensic Interview Services, Family Advocates Services, Children and Family Counseling Services, and Pediatric Medical Services.

Angel Reach
Many children and youth in our community live away from their natural birth parents, in foster care and kinship homes. These young people are at extreme risk of life-long poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, early death, and unproductive or under-productive lives. Angel Reach is a faith-based nonprofit organization that helps children and youth between the ages of 16-24 achieve their full potential in spite of the obstacles placed on them by broken families and a broken system.

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