Volunteers Lise and Paul Gelinas serve up popcorn to SNAPP party-goers.
Without the support and commitment of hundreds of volunteers and businesses, Precinct 4’s community centers could not achieve the level of outreach and assistance they provide the community.
Whether it is your time, financial contribution, or a donation of items for holiday gift bags, school supplies, or other programs, Precinct 4’s community centers need your help to keep up with the growing demand to provide services to the community!
In Precinct 4, every volunteer opportunity pursued enriches lives and strengthens communities.
To follow is a brief sampling of programs that provide special services to the community:
Holiday Gifts and Parties
Precinct 4’s Mangum-Howell Center hosts annual holiday parties for at-risk children and children in need, complete with holiday craft projects, refreshments, visits with Santa, and more. Through a $20 donation, the SNAPP (Students Needing a Pat and Push) parties help spread holiday cheer to children in Aldine ISD elementary schools.
In addition to holiday parties, Mangum-Howell Center opens their doors to the community to enjoy the holiday sights, sounds, and delights direct from the North Pole during "Santa's Workshop," where families can enjoy beautiful decorations, a variety of interactive activties, and visit with Santa Claus.
Mangum-Howell Center also hosts a Holiday Food Drive to benefit those in need during the holidays.
School Supplies Drive
The Back to School Drive at Mangum-Howell Center provides children and families in need with necessary school supplies, which encourages local students to excel.
Seasonal Festivals, Fundraisers, and Special Programs
The nonprofit advisory council at Mangum-Howell Center is key to providing funds that support the many special events and programs offered annually, including the Mangum-Howell Festival and Bunny Hop Roundup.
Fun4Kids Summer Programs
Each June and July, Mangum-Howell Center offers interactive educational and recreational programs for area children. Everything from theater groups to magicians to crafts and games are offered during these weekly programs.