The Get Together currently partners with 22 Houston-based ministries. Each month, our Featured and Elite Partner Ministries submit their most pressing needs to us to share with our network. If you can help with any of the needs then please respond with form at the bottom of the page. Here are the needs shared for this month:

  • Coffee and sugar (qty: 10): Our residents are fueled by hope and caffeine
  • Laundry detergent (qty: 10): Because recovery is a messy business
  • Dishwashing liquid soap (qty: 10): Because we eat and dirty dishes
  • Videographer: We’re in need of a videographer who will help us craft a message for our website and events
  • Breakfast tacos (qty: 200): For runners and clients at Bel Inizio’s Giving Thanks 5K/10K on November 20.
  • Bagels (qty: 200): For runners and clients at Bel Inizio’s Giving Thanks 5K/10K on November 20.
  • Copy paper (qty: 500): Reams of paper to use in normal business activities.
  • Marketing for our Giving Thanks 5K/10K: We need a volunteer with marketing experience to market our Giving Thanks 5K/10K.
  • Small repair and paint work: “We still have some small repair work that needs to be completed, including repair to 2 baseboards, holes filled in and painted, and a small square of sheetrock repaired. We even have the sheetrock, just need a someone to complete the job.”
  • Backyard clean-up crew (qty: 4): “Is your group interested in cleaning up our back garden? We need to kill the weeds in the 3 raised beds that were installed prior to the pandemic. If you are really enthusiastic, we could plant some fall veggies as well.”
  • Water (bottles or large jugs): “Our staff and volunteers drink a lot of cold water, especially during hot summer food distributions! We need help providing water– either bottles or large jugs. Can you help provide a solution?”
  • Handicap ramp: “We need to install a wider, more secure wheelchair ramp for clients and volunteers to reach our office. The ramp only needs to be curb height, but the one we have is unstable and not safe.”
  • Water dispenser: To provide drinking water to our clients when they are waiting for their appointment.
  • Mini Refrigerator: To keep drinks, and safely keep food during work hours.
  • Items to calm down (sensory toys, pop-its, squishy balls) (qty: 10): Our therapists need these toys to calm down children during play therapy.
  • Quickbooks expert: We need need help managing Quickbooks efficiently.
  • Journals for creative writing (qty: 20): “For our Expressive Art Program, we’d like to give our clients journals where they can write poetry, songs, etc.”
  • Plush novelty pens (qty: 20): “For Expressive Arts Program, we’d like to give clients fun plush pens they can write with while brainstorming songs, poetry, and writing.”
  • Stand up art easel (qty: 1): “Stand up Art Easel, that holds up to 34″ canvas for art therapy program.”
  • Creative therapist consult: “I would love to consult with a creative therapist, who can help brainstorm and give feedback on the Expressive Arts Program we are developing for our clients as a tool for learning how to value and validate their own emotions, processing trauma, and growing in self-awareness.”
  • Electronic keyboard: “A full size, 61 key, ie) Korg, Casio for use in our Upper Room Worship service.”
  • Rain ponchos (qty: 100): “Rain ponchos for us to distribute to our homeless friends to help protect them from winter rain and cold.”
  • Shredder: “Large, commercial, professional shredder for use in our admin offices.”
  • PR consulting: “Professional consulting requested to help us learn best practices in creating press releases, conducting newspaper and magazine interviews, and increasing awareness of our programs and services.”
  • 10′ x 12′ area rug (qty: 1): “We are trying to make our lobby more inviting but the flooring is really old. We would like to put a large rug in that area that matches the chairs. The chairs are a deep, dark blue.”
  • Laptop (qty: 1): “We currently have two administrative staff members who are using their personal computers for work. It would be helpful if we could get at least one of the staff members a laptop that could be used for work.”
  • Video camera (qty: 1): “We would like to record more stories with our staff and clients for the purpose of providing partnership updates, marketing, social media posts…etc.”
  • Marketing and social media training: “We would like to be trained on how to improve our social media and marketing to improve engagement with donors and to attract more people to the heart of our ministry.”
  • Rolling, platform work ladder (qty: 1): “We need a 6 or 8 foot platform ladder to use in our warehouse where we store our Welcome Kits.”
  • Industrial warehouse shelving (qty: 5): “We need more warehouse shelving to store Welcome Kits. We would prefer shelves that are at least 20 inches wide and can hold ~2,000 pounds.”
  • Connections to manufacturers: “We need volunteers (multiple) who can help us make connections to manufacturers or distributors of household goods (e.g. vacuums, floor lamps, pillow, etc) to see if those companies would be willing to donate new or gently used goods to our refugee families.”
  • Inventory management consultant: “We need someone with Inventory or Warehouse Management experience who could advise us on implementing a new inventory management system or answer questions about inventory management software options.”
  • Six foot folding tables (qty: 6): “The six foot tables will be used in our new Children’s Center.”
  • Sports cooler/water beverage dispenser (qty: 4): “The water cooler/dispenser will be used on our playground for kids to drink water when playing outside.”
  • New or gently used kid’s tennis shoes (qty: 25): “Shoes for several of our kids as they return to school.”
  • Social media marketing advice: “Our organization is starting a resale shop and we would love expert advice on how best to advertise, market, and possible sell on social media or other e-commerce websites.”
  • HP OfficeJet Pro All-in-One Wireless Color Inkjet Printer: “All in one is needed to print, copy and scan necessary stakeholder documents including tax donations, marketing and branding items, program documents, fundraising communications.”
  • Commercial autofeed shredder: “To protect the integrity of all applicable documents being disposed.”
  • Pink gift bags (qty: 100): “For our Breast Cancer Month Spot Wishes.”
  • Tax CPA services: “Build a client relationship with a CPA for tax, financial and audit purposes.”
  • Journals or sketchpads (qty: 25): “25 Journals or Sketchpads to be used by participants taking one of our Staying Ahead classes. Need them to be 4×6 or 5×7 size. Available on Amazon, pic can be provided.”
  • Adhesive divider tabs (qty: 100): “1 package adhesive divider tabs for participants to use with their journals for one of our Staying Ahead classes. Available on Amazon, pic can be provided.”
  • Scissors (qty: 20): “Pairs of regular scissors for our participants taking one of our Staying Ahead classes. Each participant needs one.”
  • Pro bono DEIB consultant: “We are looking for a pro bono DEIB Consultant who can help us develop a DEIB Action/Strategic Plan.”
  • Free print of event brochure (qty: 500): “We are creating a small, 8.5 x 5.5 brochure (8 pages) to be handed out at our ribbon cutting event on October 30th, and are looking for somebody who could print these for us for free.”
  • White plastic table clothes and center pieces (qty: 15): “We are in need of 15 nice looking, white plastic table cloths and center pieces for our ribbon cutting event.”
  • Media expert: “We are trying to get media outlets to come to our ribbon cutting ceremony on October 30 at 2 PM, but don’t get any responses when we email the major outlets. We are looking for somebody who can help us write a press release, and get a hold of people at different media outlets.”
  • Paper goods (qty: 100): “Paper towels, toilet tissues, 3 compartment styrofoam containers: need for special needs client meals.”
  • Metal fencing (qty: 4): “We need to repair fencing for client security.”
  • Box of paper reams (qty: 10): “For copies and client folders.”
  • Builder: “We are adding a women’s restroom. The volunteer we have is a retired Vet and has health problems. We are looking forward volunteers for manual labor to get the done ASAP.”
  • Men’s stick deodorant (qty: 300): “Men’s protection antiperspirant deodorant sticks, any and all brands are welcome.”
  • Powder laundry soap (qty: 20): “Any brand powder laundry soap, we wash 100 – 200 loads of laundry week in and week out.”
  • Bed pillows (qty: 40): “We will accept any bed pillows – hopefully new or gently used Serta Gel Memory Foam Cluster Pillows (2-pack available at Sam’s Club).”
  • Tubes of toothpaste (qty: 300): “Any and all brands accepted.”
  • MacBook Pro (qty: 3): “The purpose of these computers would be to create better contact as we promote PLI across Houston and online. We would prefer 15-inch laptops.”
  • Professional floor strip and wax services: “The floors in our office need to be professionally stripped and waxed.”
  • Identical wall mount soap dispensers (qty: 6): “We need soap dispensers for all our restrooms and childcare area.”
  • Pro bono professional IT services: “We need IT assistance with several computers recently donated to PLI.”
  • Custom t-shirts printed (qty: 300): “Need kids shirts printed for the school in order to assist with our dress code. Will simply need our logo and school name printed on the shirts.”
  • Laptops/Tablets (qty: 10): “Need laptops and/or tablets for the students here at the school to help with online learning and studies.”
  • Laminating machine (qty: 1): “Need a machine to help laminate the supplies and materials that we use to teach in the schools.”
  • Quickbooks or Accounting services: “Looking for someone to manage our financials to assist with end of the year tax reporting.”
  • Water hose caddy (qty: 2): “Organization is looking for 2 heavy duty gently use water hose caddies.”
  • Office chair (qty: 15): “Gently used office swivel chairs for our conference room.”
  • Twin sheets (qty: 50): “Twin size bedding for children and adult women. Need ASAP!”
  • Bath towels (qty: 60): “Oversized bath towels. As new residents arrive, there is nothing more special than being able to take a hot bath.”
  • Deodorant (qty: 60): “Basic toiletries make every person feel clean and groomed.”
  • Lysol spray (qty: 25): “As Delta Variant increases, we’ve stepped up again our internal sanitizing procedures.”
  • Screen printed t-shirts (qty: 3,000): “3,000 YFC T-shirts to give out at Manvel High School football game to promote the launch of Campus Life at the school.”
  • NLT Bibles (qty: 25): “The Bibles are used by volunteers inside the Galveston County detention facility to conduct Bible Study with kids. Also, as relationships are build with kids, Bibles are given to them to take home post release.”
  • 10′ x 3′ outdoor marketing banner (qty: 1): “Printed 10’x3′ Marketing Banner to be used to promote our new Campus Life club at Manvel High School.”
  • Pro bono legal counsel for youth and their families: “At times, the kids we serve within the Juvenile Justice System need legal counsel as well as help in record expungement.”

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