Works of Mercy Pre-Approved Agencies List

Anawim Thrift Store: Thrift store owned by Magnificat House that provides clothing and household items for those in need.
Address: 2102 Common St., Houston, TX 77009
Phone: 281-650-8712
Avondale House: This organization works with kids with autism; you can share your talents of music, art, or sports with the kids.
Address: 3737 O’Meara Drive; Houston, Texas 77025
Phone: (713)993-9544, ext 2623
Contact: Carrianna Werner

The Beacon
: Working with the homeless in several different areas of service. Working as a greeter and helping intake all the clients, helping provide meals, and helping with laundry.
Address: 1212 Prairie St. Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-220-9737
Contact: Ron Marshall
The Center (Best Buddies): Working with people with Down syndrome and autism in classroom settings. You will need to fill out a volunteer application.
Address: 3550 West Dallas St, Houston, TX 77019
Phone: 713-525-8484
Contact: Eileen Kelly
Cinco Ranch Alzheimer Center: volunteering with the elderly who suffer from memory loss. You will visit with the guest, and help with programming. You will need to fill out a volunteer form.
Address: 3206 South Fry Road Katy, Tx, 77450
Phone: 281-638-8685
Contact: Shelley Fincher
City Wide Club: Annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Feasts, and Easter Egg Hunt: provides social services for the poor and needy
Phone: 713-752-2582

Clothed By Faith: A second hand clothing store for those in need. Work in the store is considered direct hours, and work in the warehouse is considered indirect hours. Keep in mind that half of your hours must be face to face.
Address: 802 Dominion Dr., Suite 100, Katy, TX, 77450
Phone: 281-676-8837
Contact: Jen
Cy-Hope: Working with underprivileged kids to promote a safe-environment and a healthy life through their after school and summer tutoring program. A volunteer application is required.

For Safety Waiver CLICK HERE
For Application CLICK HERE
For Safe Sanctuary Packet CLICK HERE

Contact: Genna Peard
Hope Centers:
  • Longhorn Hope Center
  • Enclave Hope Center
    • Open Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm
    • Address: 15503 FM 529, Houston, TX 77095
  • Pointe Hope Center
  • Windfern Hope Center
    • Open Thursdays 4:30-6pm
    • Address: 13035 Windfern Road, Houston, TX 77064
***Summer hours are 4:30-7pm***

Down Syndrome Association of Houston
: Provides a variety of activities for people with Down Syndrome such as game nights, sports, camps, and crafts.  You will need to fill out an application through campus ministry, and we will send the application to the organization.
Address: 7115 W Tidwell Rd, Building K, suite 106, Houston, TX 77092
Phone: 713-682-7237
Contact: Monserratt Pardo
East Spring Branch Food Pantry: food pantry which provides food for families in need. These hours are indirect hours. Keep in mind half of your hours have to be face to face with the people you are serving.
Address: 7901 Westview Dr, Houston, TX 77055
Phone: 713-464-0852
Contact: Mary White

Everyday opportunities: Camp Rock
: Weekend Camp in the fall and spring that is for kids with disabilities. If you are interested, make contact with Suzette Coates. You will need to fill out an application.
           Phone number: 832-913-6286
           Contact: Suzette Coates
Family Point Resource: Tutoring and coaching underprivileged kids. You will need to fill out a volunteer form!
Address: 725 Bateswood Dr. Houston, TX 77079
Phone: 832-209-1424
Contact: Judi Campbell

Heritage Park of Katy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Address: 6001 George Bush Drive Katy, Texas  77493
Contact: Katie Simonson
Phone number: 281.395.1124

Houston Food Bank: Food pantry that provides food to low-income families. To sign up, visit their website.
        Address: 535 Portwall St., Houston, TX 77029
        Phone number: 832-369-9254
Open: Monday through Friday: 8am-12pm, 1pm-4pm, 6pm-9pm; Saturday 8am-12pm, 1pm-4pm; every third Sunday of the month 9am-12pm.

Including Kids: Serving families with children who have Autism by tutoring, being a peer model, sharing a talent, or babysitting. Fill out online form to volunteer
Address: 5364 FM 1960 Rd E, Humble, TX 77346
Phone: 281-852-0501
Contact: Nicole O’Donell
Keegan Kitchen: Soup kitchen which provides meals for the homeless. This is a great place to work on your days off of school or over the summer.
Address: 535 Portwall St., Houston, TX 77029
Phone: 832-369-9254
Contact: Kristian Fills
Open: 8am-12pm; 1pm-4pm Monday through Friday 
Loaves and Fishes: Soup kitchen which serves and prepares meals for the homeless.
Address: 2009 Congress Ave, Houston, TX 77002
Contact: Larry Cronin

Making It Better: working with low income kids to help promote higher reading scores.
Address: 14781 MEMORIAL DR. #25 HOUSTON, TX 77079 
Phone: 281.940.5998
Contact: Ashley Danna

Martha’s Kitchen: This is a good summer service project for 1-2 kids at a time. They work 9:45am-1:45pm serving food to the homeless. They are only open Monday through Friday. 
Address: S Jensen Dr, Houston, TX 77003
Phone: 713-224-2522
Contact: Sr. Mary Elena

Mission of Yahweh: homeless shelter for women and children in Crisis
Address: 10247 Algiers Houston, TX 77041
Phone: 713-466-4785 at ext. 107
Contact: Tonya
Mustard Seed Resale Shop: Resale shop in Houston which serves low income families. They are run by Magnificat House.
Address: 1410 Elgin St. Houston, Tx 77004
Phone: 713-524-7333
Neighborhood Kidz Club: Monday- Wednesday after school tutoring
         Contact Katie Popplewell

Reach Unlimited: Work with individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. Responsibilities include reading and playing games with clients.
Address: 11832 Mueller Cemetery Rd. Cypress, TX  77429
Phone: 281.213.8323 x307
Contact: Lora M. Clack

Reigning Strength: Equine rehabilitation center for children with autism. Students would help lead horses and riders.
Address: 7126 Farm to Market 359, Richmond, TX 77406
Phone: 832-451-6874

The Rise School: working kids with disabilities from 8am-12pm during a summer camp.
Address: 5618 H. Mark Crosswell, Jr. Street Houston, TX 77021
Phone: 713-532-RISE (7473) 
Contact: Peggy Jackson

SIRE- Equine rehabilitation center for children with disabilities. You will need to fill out a volunteer application, and go through a training course.
  • Fort Bend Location: 210 Preston St., Richmond, TX 77469
  • Spring: 4610 Sloangate, Spring, TX 77373
  • Hockley: 24161 Spring Drive, Hockley, TX 77447
  • Fort Bend: 281-344-4308
  • Spring: 281-353-6160
  • Hockley: 281-356-7588
  • Fort Bend: Mary Ann Gerity
  • Spring: Stphanie Wellman
  • Hockley: Michelle
Website/volunteer application:
Star of Hope: Feeding the homeless. There are three different centers they can take a group of around six people. You will need to fill out a volunteer form
Address: several locations
Women and Family Emergency Shelter: 416 Dowling Houston, TX 77003
Transitional Living Center: 6801 Ardmore, Houston, TX 77054
Men’s Development Center: 1811 Ruiz, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-748-0700
St. Vincent de Paul Society: Food fair which provides fresh produce to low-income families.  The 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.
Address: 6654 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77087
Sundance Memory CareServing and visiting with the elderly. You will need to complete a volunteer application
Address: 1820 Woodcreek Bend Ln, Katy, TX 77494
Phone number: 713-364-2826

Sunrise Senior Living
Description: Senior Assisted Living Facility. Students will be helping with the activities, but students must first attend an orientation and fill out an application. When students volunteer, they must sign in and check-in at the front desk.
Address: 21939 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy, TX 77450
Contact: Jamie
Phone number: 281-717-1700

Texana Center
: This organization works with people with mental and developmental disabilities. As a volunteer, you would do arts and crafts, fitness, woodworking, and more with the children.
Address: various locations in Sugarland, Richmond, Rosenberg, and Brookshire
Phone: 281-239-1427
Contact: Andi Wallis
West Houston Assistance Ministries: Food pantry (indirect hours) and resale store (direct hours) serving low-income families.
Address: 10501 Meadowglen Lane, Houston, TX 77042
Phone: 832-413-5983

Catholic Charities Food Fair at the Mamie George Center
Please sign up through the Campus Ministry office.

St. John XXIII College Preparatory

1800 W. Grand Parkway N. | Katy, Texas 77449
p 281.693.1000
f 281.693.1001
Our Mission
St. John XXIII College Preparatory forms the hearts and minds of young men and women in a Christ-centered community dedicated to academic excellence, the pursuit of virtue, and service to others in the Tradition of the Catholic Church.