Harvey Shelters Need Art Supplies and Games for Displaced Families

Art Supply and Game Donation Drive

Hurricane Harvey continues to force thousands of families out of their homes and into shelters in Houston and surrounding cities.

We are hosting a drive for art supplies and board games that kids can use while in the shelters in Houston, Beaumont, Port Arthur and surrounding cities.

Some children and families are likely to be displaced for many days – and even weeks – while they wait for damages to be assessed, and the restoration efforts to begin. Beyond that, many schools and after-school programs have lost their supplies as well. We want to bring comfort while they are going through this incredibly difficult time. Currently, children over 10 are sorting clothing donations all day, and small children are left with little to do. Please help us.

In Austin, we are hosting a drive for art supplies and board games that kids can use while in the shelters in Houston and coastal cities. We will bring them to set up creation stations at George R Brown and other shelters once it is safe to get to the cities.

See below for our drop-off location We are happy to take other supplies that the shelters need, as well. Here’s a good list of items needed:

Art and Games (please no toys):

• Notebooks and sketchbooks
• Paper and construction paper
• Safety scissors, glue sticks
• Craft Supplies
• Stickers
• Markers, crayons, colored pencils, pastels
• Activity books
• Coloring books
• Board games for kids
• Playing cards

General donations (much needed):

• Socks
• Blankets
• Towels
• Large-size clothing
• Razors and Toiletries

Please bring donations to:
Left Right Media
2221 Holly St.
Austin, TX 78702

Photo credit: New York Times

We will be collecting donations until Sept. 8.

If have any questions, please email bo@leftright.media.

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  • Cases 2 Go
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  • Lizzie Choffel
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    What hours will you be open & accepting donations on 8/31 & 9/1?

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