Planting Centennial Forest – Community Service – Feb. 25, 2016

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We spent our morning in the Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas-Big Sandy/Centennial Forest (or what will be!) with our homeschool group. Our group of 19 kids and adults, plus 8 Park Rangers and a few other volunteers spent the morning putting 800 longleaf pine saplings in the ground. Afterwards, we went on a half-mile hike through an older part of Centennial Forest where they were experimenting with different techniques for clearing some of the underbrush to promote the growth and return of the longleaf as the predominant species of pine in this area.

The Big Thicket is celebrating 100 years through the Centennial Initiative, which encourages the public to take an active role in visiting and preserving the forests in our area. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact the Big Thicket Visitor’s Center to find out how you can help. The next public planting day will be Saturday, March 12, but there are groups that go out each week. If you’d like to join us next time we go as a group, join us on Facebook!

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Community Service – SETX AHH – February 7, 2016

Photo by Yvette Michelle Portraits

Photo by Yvette Michelle Portraits

Triangle Homeschoolers was happy to have some of our members out at the South East Texas Atheists Helping the Homeless Februuary Giveaway in Downtown Beaumont on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Thanks to the many donations from the volunteers and the donations from the community, SETXAHH was able to help quite a few men and women with some basic necessities this month.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please check out their Facebook Community and look under the ‘events’ tab for information about monthly events. March 13, 2016 will be the next one. If you can’t join us, but still want to help, consider SETXAHH’s Amazon wishlist, which is updated to reflect the most urgent needs in our area. SETXAHH can’t accept monetary donations, but purchasing something from the wishlist (or using it as a reference if you’re local) would be helpful. No donation is too smal

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SETXAHH – Community Service – January 2016

Triangle Homeschoolers was happy to have some of our members out at the South East Texas Atheists Helping the Homeless January Giveaway in Downtown Beaumont on January 10th. Thanks to the many donations from the volunteers and the community, SETXAHH was able to help approximately 60 people this month.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please check out their Facebook Community and look under the ‘events’ tab for information about monthly events. February 7, 2016 will be the next one. If you can’t join us, but still want to help, consider SETXAHH’s Amazon wishlist, which is updated to reflect the most urgent needs in our area. SETXAHH can’t accept monetary donations, but purchasing something from the wishlist (or using it as a reference if you’re local) would be helpful. No donation is too small!

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Making Scarves for the Homeless – Dec. 2015

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Each year, Triangle Homeschoolers chooses a charity to volunteer with. This year, our charity is Southeast Texas Atheists Helping the Homeless.

In preparation for the SETX AHH December event, which will take place this Sunday at Weiss Park in downtown Beaumont, our students got together to make fleece scarves, using a couple of simple designs that even our youngest members were able to help make.  TH families will be in attendance on Sunday to help provide warm clothing items and other necessities to those in need.

For more information about TH, please contact us. For more information about SETX AHH, you can visit their website or Facebook page.

 

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The Giving Field – September 2014

This week, we met with Ms. Sharon out at The Giving Field on Liberty for our monthly community service event. We had a great turn-out this month, and were hard at work both harvesting and planting.

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The Giving Field – July 2014

This week, four of our wonderful homeschooling families met up at The Giving Field on Liberty to work with Ms. Sharon. We plan one community service event each month, and TGF has been a great place for our kids to learn about gardening, and give back at the same time.

The goal of The Giving Field is to ‘feed the hungry’. We’re happy to contribute to this mission every month!