Coogs in the Community: Houston Volleyball
July 9, 2014
Houston Volleyball Visits Nehemiah Center of Houston
July 9, 2014
HOUSTON - The University of Houston Volleyball team continued its weekly community service project commitment this week as they traveled to the Nehemiah Center in midtown Houston.
The Nehemiah Center of Houston is a Christian-based, non-profit organization that offers academic, emotional, cultural, social and spiritual enrichment for at-risk children and their families in Houston's Third Ward and beyond.
“We are excited about our new relationship with the Nehemiah Center,” Head Coach Kaddie Platt said. “We are looking forward to coming back before school starts to meet the kids.”
The team painted welcome signs and decorated bulletin boards for the students who visit the center each day. The student-athletes also helped clean compartments the children and their families use throughout the school year.
“We’ve really enjoyed working in the community each week. As we continue to build and grow relationships within our community, our student-athletes are reminded of the many blessings they have every day and the impact they can have on the lives of others.”
Houston Volleyball Volunteers At New Meals on Wheels Location
June 26, 2014
HOUSTON - The University of Houston Volleyball program continued its weekly community service commitments, as the squad traveled to the new Meals on Wheels location in downtown Houston on Wednesday.
The teams helped assemble breakfast bags alongside the delivery drivers. The breakfast bags are delivered once a week to senior citizens and provide seven days worth of breakfast.
"We had a great morning today at the new downtown location of Meals of Wheels," said associate head volleyball coach Jenny Andrew. "What an awesome opportunity to travel just a few minutes from University of Houston campus and make an impact on so many lives. The team and staff assisted in packing and organizing meals for a 5,000-lunch meal deliveries for this afternoon."
During the off-season, both programs have made it their missions to serve the local community at least once a week.
Interfaith Ministries has been helping Houston's own since 1955, while the Meals on Wheels program provides almost 4,500 hot meals for individuals in need every day.
To find out how you can help, visit www.imgh.org.
Houston Volleyball Lends A Hand at the Star of Hope
June 11, 2014
HOUSTON - The University of Houston Volleyball and Women's Basketball programs spent a morning of their summer break volunteering at the Star of Hope Mission on Wednesday.
The two teams split between two facilities to serve breakfast and help prepare lunches at the local facility kitchens. Director of Leadership Academy Sasha Blake helped coordinate Houston Volleyball with the Star of Hope Mission.
"The experience made me stop and think about the homeless or less fortunate and how our UH community could easily make an impact if every student took a little time to share a small act of kindness like we did today," senior middle blocker Kaiti Waters said. "If we could just give back once a week, so many people would be impacted including ourselves."
Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs that focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and recovery from substance abuse.