Community Service

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. We need not wait to see what others do.” – Mahatma Ghandi

This is a quote that we find very inspirational. No matter what philosophy or religion you subscribe to, we can agree that the idea behind these words is worthwhile. To that end, Triangle Homeschoolers is regularly involved in community outreach projects each year.

Our current group community service project is working with South East Texas Atheists Helping the Homeless.

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Previously, Triangle Homeschoolers has worked with The Giving Field on Liberty. The Giving Field is a charity garden that benefits Some Other Place and soup kitchens in Beaumont. Our students and families met once each month for an ‘official’ workday. TGF is still in operation, and welcomes volunteers from the community to support TGF on their weekly weeding days (Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6PM; and the second Saturday of each month from 9AM-12N). No reservation needed – just show up in your gardening best!

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In the past, we’ve  worked with Habitat for Humanity, and the Humane Society of Southeast Texas.

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Triangle Homeschoolers is also a member of H.E.A.R.T.S., which is a program that offers ready-made themes for community service projects. HEARTS stands for Homeschoolers Educating, Assisting and Reaching out Through Service and is a community service program for children and families. It’s a national organization that offers ideas and themes for service and outreach projects that are easily accomplished and fun to do.

Listed here is one featured project for each theme that contains complete instructions for completion if you choose to do a project with your children.  Most projects will allow each individual or family to participate near your own home through links to local charities – nationwide.

  • January-February Theme: Valentines
  • March-April Theme:  Handmade Blankets
  • May-June Theme:  Food
  • July-August Theme:  School Supplies
  • September Theme: Winter Warmth
  • October-November Theme: Holiday Gifts
  • December Theme: Holiday Cards

 

Organizations that you may want to support in Southeast Texas:

Franklin House Women & Children Facility
5670 Concord Rd.
Beaumont, TX – 77708
(409) 896-5911

Family Services Association Of Beaumont
3550 Fannin
Beaumont, TX – 77701
(409)833-2668

Watts Home For the Homeless
695 Irma St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 833-4854

Triangle AIDS Network
1495 N. 7th Street
Beaumont, Texas 77702
(409) 832-8338 Beaumont line
(409) 724-AIDS MidCounty line

South East TX Food Bank
3845 S ML King Jr. Parkway
Beaumont, TX 77705-4114
(409)839-8777

CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates of SETX
2449 Calder Ave.
Beaumont, Texas 77707
(409) 832-2272