Your blood donation is needed!

There remains an urgent need for blood donors amid the pandemic. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center needs 1,000 blood donations per day to support patients in our local hospitals. If you are feeling healthy and well, please schedule an appointment to give blood at The Harbor on Sunday, January 9. The donor coach will be in The Harbor parking lot from 8:30 AM until 1:00 PM to take your precious donation. 

In addition to the wonderful feeling that knowing you are helping up to three people receive the blood they need brings, all donors will also receive a limited edition long sleeved pullover. Email Mindy.Robertson@theharbor.life with any questions.

Sign up link coming in late December.

Join us IN the alvin christmas parade

Have you always wanted to be in a parade? Who hasn't?! Now is your chance. We need volunteers to ride on our Harbor Christmas float or walk along side it, smile, wave, and hand out candy to folks along the parade route. It's a whole lot fun and ministry combined. If you'd like to participate, please email Mindy@theharbor.life.

Here is some more information: The parade line-up will begin at 4:30 PM, on Saturday, December 4th, in the Stanton’s parking lot at 219 N. Taylor Street, in Alvin. The parade will begin at 6:00 PM. Once it starts, it lasts about an hour, but it goes by quickly, because it's so much fun! We hope you will join us!

bless children & seniors this holiday season

We are collecting NEW toys for local children in need. If you would like to bless a child, come to the table in the lobby to get a tag that will tell you all about a local child and what he or she hopes for for Christmas. Toys should be NEW and in the $20 range. If your child would like it, we are sure another child would as well.

We are also collecting pajamas and slippers for local senior citizens. PJs and slippers can be any price range and size but must be NEW. Ideally, you would purchase the pajamas and slippers in corresponding sizes to go to one person.

Donations must be unwrapped and must be dropped off at The Harbor by Sunday, December 12th. Thank you for helping those less fortunate have a warm, cozy, and fun Christmas this year!

Please email Mindy Robertson with any questions you may have.

Email Mindy.Robertson@theharbor.life for more information
or to serve in any of the ministries below.

KIDZ HARBOR HOMEWORK HELPERS
Kidz Harbor needs Homework Helpers on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday Nights. Your presence and encouragement can make a difference in the life of a child! Learn more about Kidz Harbor here.

SOLEANA STABLES
SoléAna Stables provides horse therapy to enhance and transform the lives of individuals and families struggling with mental and/or physical challenges. If you love horses and love to help people, this is the ministry for you! Learn more about SoléAna Stables here.

BRIDGES TO LIFE PRISON MINISTRY
Bridges to Life ministers to offenders in an effort to show them God’s love and forgiveness. This heartfelt ministry provides an opportunity to extend the grace that Christ has given us. Learn more about Bridges to Life here.

 

DESIRE TO LIVE
This unique facility provides housing and support to mentally and/or physically challenged adults that would be on the street were it not for assistance. Located on several acres in Alvin, this ministry utilizes volunteers for a variety of ongoing projects.

BUILDERS WITHOUT BORDERS
The Harbor partners with Builders Without Borders, responding to needs within homes as well as farming to stock local food pantries. Both skilled and unskilled volunteers can be utilized. Learn more about Builders Without Borders here.

THE HARBOR MEAL MINISTRY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
We need chefs willing to help provide meals for The Harbor Meal Ministry when needed.


Operation Fill The Pantry

We are collecting non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, paper goods, personal hygiene items, baby supplies (diapers, formula, etc), and dog food for area pantries every day. A list of high demand items can be found on an easel near the orange food pantry. You can drop off items 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our pantry is always available!


The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a different kind of child placement agency, one that seeks to achieve permanent sanctuary in healing homes for children from hard places. They do this by offering support and training so the foster parents will be fully equipped to help these children heal. Not everyone can be a foster parent, but everyone can do something to help. Learn more about The Sanctuary here.


A Treasure of Dreams

A Treasure of Dreams is a local ministry that works with adults who have special needs. They are in need of volunteers for various projects. They have some construction needs as well as some needs for their day program. Learn more about A Treasure of Dreams here.


1,000 Hills Ministry
Weekly | Wed. Nights | 6:30p (meet at Gateway Church) to go downtown

The Harbor volunteers serve with 1,000 Hills Ministry on a weekly basis. We provide the meal that 1,000 Hills Ministry serves every other month. Serve a meal and provide spiritual food for those who are homeless and in need. Learn more about 1,000 Hills Ministry here.


Center For Pregnancy

Center for Pregnancy in Friendswood is looking for a doctor or an RN willing to donate time performing ultrasounds for clients. Must be willing to commit at least one hour weekly or every other week, long term. The center also needs male and female mentors and administrative support. Learn more about Center for Pregnancy here.


Meals On Wheels
Weekdays | 11:00 aM -1:00 pM

Meals on Wheels is a community-based program designed specifically to meet the nutritional and social needs of our senior neighbors. They are currently in need of volunteers to deliver meals to seniors in the Friendswood area. Volunteers service from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM one day every eight weeks. Learn more about Meals on Wheels here.

Not sure where to serve?

Being willing doesn’t always make it easy to determine where to serve. We’d love to help! Contact Mindy Robertson and just ask for a phone call. She can talk about the specific, often changing needs of these ministries. And she’s great at narrowing down the opportunities according to your personality, talents, and preferences.