What word comes to mind when I think of my neighbors in Harris County?  “Giving”

What word comes to mind when I think of my neighbors in Harris County? “Giving”

How do we give?
We give a warm welcome to our visitors and newcomers. I don’t know if we are friendly because a great deal of our economy depends on tourism or if our tourism thrives because of our friendliness. I have a feeling it is the latter. Visitors feel at home here and that brings them back time and again.
Before the moving truck drives away a new resident can jump in to a plethora of clubs and volunteer opportunities. It is a great way to meet new folks and give back. One of the most active organizations is the Harris County Humane Society, fortified by a group of tireless volunteers, it has become key to assisting our Animal Control officers and saving homeless animals.

I’m honored to be the President Elect of the Rotary Club of Harris County. At around 30 members, we are an absolute giving powerhouse in this county. We build handicapped-accessible ramps for homes, deliver food at Thanksgiving, and purchase dictionaries for the county’s third-graders, to name a few activities. The Rotary Club meets for breakfast every Wednesday at the Lodge and Spa at Callaway. We have strengthened friendships and supported one another in our various businesses. You are always welcome!

Another driver of giving in our county is F.O.C.U.S., an organization that provides, among many other things, a food and clothing bank and home repair. For more years than I can remember, I’ve been part of a small group of F.O.C.U.S. volunteers that visits each second grade to bring a puppet show aimed at teaching little ones that it is OK to tell someone if there is a problem in their life such as neglect or abuse. I treasure being able to spend time doing something that could help a little one! We have our last show of the year just this afternoon. I look forward to doing it again next year!