“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.
During the 2017-2018 school year, several of our group’s families were deeply affected by Hurricane Harvey. Many of our outside community service projects have been put on hold so that families can work on their own homes, and help their friends and neighbors. We should be getting back to our normal volunteer schedule in spring.
Our most recent group community service project has been volunteering with South East Texas Atheists Helping the Homeless.
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!
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
Family Services Association Of Beaumont
Beaumont, TX – 77701
Watts Home For the Homeless
695 Irma St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
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
CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates of SETX
2449 Calder Ave.
Beaumont, Texas 77707