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Join the bees who made community service cool for the LARGEST community service project the Houston Food Bank has hosted. The Hive Society and friends hope to break the volunteer record at Houston Food Bank's Portwall Facility.
Volunteers will donate their time and effort to a 3-hour service project at the Houston Food Bank on Saturday, October 15th from 1 - 4 PM. For more information, visit HiveSociety.com/HoustonCares
As with most of The Hive Society's service projects, volunteers will have the chance to win prizes!
Past prizes have included: Concert tickets, T-Shirts, Sporting Event Tickets, Gift Cards, and more!
To qualify to win prizes, there are \ 3 simple rules:
1. Create a Houston Food Bank Volunteer Profile.
2. Register for #HoustonCares via eventbrite.
Not already a Houston Food Bank volunteer? Please create a Houston Food Bank Volunteer Profile by clicking here.
Major Key: Create a Houston Food Bank volunteer profile before continuing.
The Hive Society reserves the right to cancel any ticket reservation if registrant is not registered with Houston Food Bank prior to event. Upon Evenbrite confirmation, you will be redirected to the Houston Food Bank to register for The Hive Society's exclusive shift, which can also be accessed here. If you have trouble registering, email Volunteer@HiveSociety.com
Questions? Email Volunteer@HiveSociety.com with subject "#HoustonCares"
About The Hive Society:
The Hive Society’s mission is to practice and encourage Philanthropy through Music, Culture, and the Creative Arts. HiveSociety.com serves as the digital platform for the innovative, creative and artistic individuals who promote this mission and lead others to do the same.
Interested in becoming an official Houston Cares partner or partnering with The Hive Society for an event similar to this one? Email The Hive Society's Community Event Director, Raquel Seymone, at RaquelSeymone@HiveSociety.com.
About Houston Food Bank:
The Houston Food Bank is America’s largest food bank in distribution to its network of nearly 600 hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. Named top charity in Texas by Charity Navigator for financial performance and accountability, the Food Bank provides 59 million nutritious meals to food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding 800,000 people each year. Fresh produce, meat and nonperishables are distributed from the warehouse at 535 Portwall, and hot meals are prepared and distributed from Keegan Center, a 15,000 square-foot industrial kitchen. Additional community services range from nutrition education to assistance with food stamp applications and hands-on job training. Red Barrels offer a convenient way for grocery shoppers to donate nonperishables for their neighbors in need.
The Houston Food Bank, founded in 1982, is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network. The organization plans to grow to an annual distribution of 100 million nutritious meals by 2018. Visit HoustonFoodBank.org for more information.
Do I have to create a Houston Food Bank volunteer profile?
Yes, all adult volunteers, ages 18+, must create a Houston Food Bank volunteer profile. This will allow adult volunteers to digitally sign the volunteer waiver before arriving, significantly speeding up the check in process. Not already a volunteer? Please create a Houston Food Bank Volunteer Profile by clicking here.
Okay, I get that, but do I really have to create a volunteer profile?
During service projects, every minute counts and we want our volunteers to spend as much time as possible fighting hunger! By creating your Houston Food Bank profile prior to the event, you will be able to digitally sign your waiver and receive your volunteer bar code. On October 15th, you'll walk in to the Houston Food Bank, scan your bar code and get to work fighting against hunger. Skip the registration line and head straight to the service fun!
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
The Houston Food Bank Portwall Warehouse can accommodate volunteers as young as 6 years old accompanied by their parent or guardian. Groups of up to 10 volunteers between 6 and 15 years old must be chaperoned by at least one adult. Volunteers ages 16 and 17 can volunteer without a parent/guardian, but must bring in a waiver with a parent/guardian signature. All minors must submit a waiver signed by a parent or guardian when they arrive to volunteer. Please see the attached minor waiver here.
Adult volunteers 18 years or older are required to register with Houston Food Bank. Youwill be redirected to HFB's registration page after completing Eventbrite registration.
Can I register a group of volunteers?
Absolutely! The Hive Society and Houston Cares' success will depend on large groups of volunteers to come together for this day of service. Companies, student and professional organizations, schools, churches, and volunteer groups are all welcome to join us.
Please only create Teams for groups of 10+ people.
To register as a group, a team captain or "Group Manager" can select "Create a team" and:
- Register others for the group and event
- Invite others to the group
- Email group members
- Update group page details, including the image and group name
Additionally, if you know a team you would like to join is already established, simply select "Join a Team", type all or part of the team name in the search box, then select the appropriate team to join.
Will my group be assigned to the same project(s)?
We understand the importance of volunteering with friends and family! The Houston Food Bank and The Hive Society will make every reaonable effort to keep groups on the same projects. However, it is strongly suggested that groups arrive and check in together to best ensure they can work the same project. In the event that your large group gets split between two or more service projects, we ask that you are all good sports. Get to know new people and remember the most important fact of the day: you're fighting aganst hunger!
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For any questions, use the Contact Organizer button on Eventbrite or email Volunteer@HiveSociety.com with "#HoustonCares" in the subject line.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
As a safety precaution, cell phones are not allowed to be out in most project areas and Houston Food Bank has limited available free lockers, so please be mindful of this.
For your safety, please follow Houston Food Bank's dress code: Closed-toe shoes (NO sandals or flip flops), long shorts or pants, t-shirt or shirt with sleeves.
All of the Houston Food Bank's Rules and Guidelines must be followed.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You will not need to bring your Houston Cares eventbrite confirmation. However, adult volunteers need to bring their Houston Food Bank QR Code (provided via email from Houston Food Bank). Digital QR codes will also be accepted.
All minors must submit a waiver signed by a parent or guardian when they arrive to volunteer. Please see the attached minor waiver here.
When & Where
The Hive Society Inc.
The Hive Society Inc.'s is 501(c)3 non-profit organziation whose mission is to practice and encourage Philanthropy through Music, Culture, and the Creative Arts. The Hive Society's website, HiveSociety.com, serves as the digital platform for the innovative, creative and artistic individuals promoting this mission and leading others to do the same.