Spring is here and the call to service has resonated in the air. This call is in the form of a challenge, a service challenge to be exact. We are challenging you to provide service tasks or simple acts of kindness every day for 15 days of April to help celebrate our 15 years of service to the Houston community and honor the National Day of Service which takes place on April 25th.

When you give back, whether with your time or money, you are making an enduring impact. You’re not only helping to make a difference in someone else’s life, you’re also fostering goodwill that will inspire others to make a contribution, and help in empowering your own life in return. Below you can find the service challenge tasks list. Each task corresponds to the assigned date. When you get started, make sure to take a picture of yourself giving back and post it to our page using #TheUrgencyofService. Have Fun!!!

Service Tasks

  • April 11, 2015
    Become a Voter Registrar Deputy
    Resources: Assist with Election Day activities by attending the training to become a Voter Registrar Deputy. https://haulyp.org/event/voter-registrar-training-2/  Become a Mentor for a Project Ready Student
    Resources: Attend the Houston Urban League mentor orientation held at Worthing High School @ 9215 Scott St. Houston, TX 77051 at 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.
  • April 12, 2015
    Donate Food to Houston Food Bank
    Resources: Houston Food Bank Red Barrel Program
  • April 13, 2015
    Pay it Forward with Kindness
    Resources: Perform a random act of kindness.
  • April 14, 2015
    Donation Day
    Resources: Donate anything i.e. old books, old game boards, clothes, to a local family shelter : Star of Hope Mission | http://satruck.org/donate-goods
  • April 15, 2015
    $15 for 15
    Resources: Donate $15 to HAULYP to celebrate our 15 years of service to the Houston Community. Ask employers to match donation. https://haulyp.org/donate-now/
  • April 16, 2015
    Greeting Card Day for Veterans or Senior Citizens
    Resources: http://www.dorotusa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=vol_cards_D#.VRrbdvnF-So | http://www.operationwearehere.com/IdeasforSoldiersCardsLetters.html
  • April 17, 2015
    Spread the Good Word about the Houston Area Urban League or National Urban League
    Resources: Learn about the history of our organization, and educate a neighbor, co-worker, friend, colleague, or cousin. HAUL | NUL
  • April 18, 2015
    Volunteer at the C-STEM Challenge
    Resources: https://haulyp.org/event/c-stem-challenge/
  • April 19, 2015
    Teach youth a life lesson
    Resources: Teach a teenage male how to tie a tie
  • April 20, 2015
    Encourage the Future Generation
    Resources: Call a younger relative and share some encouraging advice
  • April 21, 2015
    Get Involved in the Process: Go to a City Council meeting 
    Resources: The public has the opportunity to address the Mayor and City Council every Tuesday @ 2:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 901 Bagby. Speakers can sign up via email citysecretary@houstontx.gov or phone (832-393-1100).
  • April 22, 2015
    Celebrate Earth Day
    Resources: Recycle at work and home, and buy recycled goods for your home.
  • April 23, 2015
    Motivate the Youth: Worthing High School Career Fair
    Resources: Attend the Worthing High School Career Fair in partnership with the Houston Urban League. RSVP with Keathon Gale at kgale@haul.org if you plan on attending. It will be held at Worthing High school @ 9215 Scott St. Houston, TX 77051 from 12pm to 4pm.
  • April 24, 2015
    Support a Minority or Woman owned business.
    Resources: Visit these websites to find options www.ghbcc.com | www.blackdollarproject.com
  • April 25, 2015
    National Day of Service
    Resources: Join us for National Day of Service and volunteer  at Young Professionals University. https://haulyp.org/young-professionals-university/

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