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*Volunteer Opportunities, Katy ServeFest

Katy ServeFest 2013 Update

Plans are well under way for Katy ServeFest 2013!  We will be working at Katy YMCA’s Camp Cinco, Hip Hop Hope in Brookshire, and at Neighborhood Homes.  Please see below for specific information for each site.  Along with all the planned projects, we will be running a personal care items drive for Katy Christian Ministries Food Pantry.  The list of items that they need is below.

KCM Personal Care Items Needs List

Personal Care Items Needed:

Powdered Laundry soap (120 loads)

Toilet paper





Bar soap

Feminine hygiene

Baby Items:

Diapers (all sizes)


Baby food



All sites check in at Cinco Ranch Church of Christ

6655 South Mason Road Katy, TX 77450

Check in begins at 8:00 am

Lunch and snacks provided



Hip Hop Hope – Brookshire Texas

February 16 and 23 – 9:00 – 4:00 PM

30 volunteers per weekend – Family friendly

Scraping exterior of building, priming if time allows

Painting of Logo on side of garage with local youth


February 21 – 6:00 – 9:00 PM

provide meal for youth attending mentor program

100 meals needed

20 volunteers


Katy YMCA Camp Cinco – shuttle from check in site

February 16 and 23 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

150 volunteers per weekend – Family friendly

Skills : basic carpentry, trail blazing, grounds maintenance (mulch, drainage etc.) – project list being finalized by team leads



Local Homes – Katy Area

February 16 and 23 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

2 homes per weekend – Specialized

Clients currently being screened

Projects to be determined



Compassion In Action Stories, Volunteer of the Year

Compassion Katy 2012 Volunteer of the Year

Compassion Katy is pleased to name Mel Hancock as our 2012 Volunteer of the Year!

Mel has been a valuable servant leader with Compassion Katy for the last 5 years.  Mel and his wife Joy have lived in the Houston area since 1995, and they are members at Parkway Fellowship Church in the greater Katy Area.  He is an important part of our Katy ServeFest Project Management team and has helped us make a lasting impact on the YMCA’s Camp Cinco.  No job is ever too big or too small for Mel; from planning projects and acquiring materials to hands-on building and supervising the volunteers, he has served in all areas at Katy ServeFest.   He treats every project with the same dedication and spirit of excellence.  One of the greatest gifts that Mel has is mentoring skills.  He has an incredible gift that allows him to come along side people and help them understand the project or task at hand. He teaches and allows them to find the solution for themselves.  He is instrumental in developing the next generation of leaders for Katy ServeFest.  He give other the confidence to stretch beyond their volunteer experience to become Katy ServeFest leaders.

Compassion Katy is so thankful for the many years of dedicated servant leadership that Mel has provided.  He is truly a blessing to our community!

*Volunteer Opportunities, Community Partners, Leap Into Service

Leap into Service

Leap Into Service from The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch on Vimeo.

Leap Into Service is our annual non-profit expo that highlights the work that the local not for profits do in our community.  It also gives the community members a chance to get learn more about how to get involved and make an Eternal Impact on our community.  Our first Leap Into Service was held on February 29, 2012 and it is scheduled again for April 9, 2014, at Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church, 6035 S. Fry Road.

In the first year, 32 non profits and more than 150 community members were able to join together to help work towards solving the needs in Katy.

If you would like to be added to our email database so you don’t miss any important updates on Leap Into Service or any other events that Compassion Katy sponsors, please join our email list by registering here:  Compassion Katy Registration

*Volunteer Opportunities, Katy Christian Ministries

Share Your Holidays Food Drive

December 7, 2012

6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Benefiting Katy Christian Ministries


Maud Marks Library

1815 Westgreen
Katy, TX 77450

Volunteers are still needed!  You can register to volunteer here:


All Non-Perishable food items and personal care items benefit the Katy Community.  

Monetary donations welcome! 

Giving to the ABC-13 Share Your Holidays Food Drive illustrates how caring people make a difference by working together to help neighbors.

*Volunteer Opportunities, Katy ServeFest

Katy ServeFest 2013

Katy ServeFest 2013 planning has begun!  On November 12, we hosted our kick off meeting for Katy ServeFest 2013!  Thanks to all our volunteers and leaders who came helped us start the process of making Katy ServeFest bigger and better than ever before!  Registration is now open!  You can register here:

If you do not get our emails and would like to be added to our list, please use this link and we will get you added to our list:

We are so excited about the many opportunities there are to serve our community, we will once again be partnering with the Katy YMCA at their Camp Cinco facility, and working with one of our new partners in Brookshire with a youth focused ministry called Hip Hop Hope- you can learn more about Hip Hop Hope by visiting their Facebook page (no account needed to view the page) here:  We will also be out serving the single mothers, widows and elderly by assisting with basic home repair projects and landscaping.  If you know someone who fits one of those categories who is in need, please let us know so we can assess the situation and see if Katy ServeFest can help.

There are many ways you can serve and volunteer with Katy ServeFest, click here to read a description of our Leadership Teams and Katy ServeFest Event Day jobs: Katy ServeFest Job Descriptions.   Actual projects are still in development, and once those are more clearly defined, we will post a listing of the planned jobs so our volunteers can get a better idea of the scope of the jobs and where they might be interested in volunteering.  If you see an area that interest you, let us know and we will get you added to that team!  Our next planning meeting is January 14, 2013 at 6:30PM at the Katy Vineyard Link (615 S. Mason Rd, next to Fuzzy’s Pizza).

We look forward to serving with you!

*Volunteer Opportunities, Katy ServeFest

Thank You Fall Katy ServeFest 2012 Volunteers and Partners

We had a great turn out at Fall Katy ServeFest on September 29! Despite the slightly rainy weather, we were able to complete many projects at 4 locations. There were more than 80 volunteers from 6 churches that came out to bless our community.  Special thanks to Holy Covennant UMC, Memorial Lutheran of Katy, St Peters UMC, The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch, Kainos Community church , Epiphany Catholic Church, Grace Methodist and Grand Lakes Presbyterian for helping us bless those in need in the greater Katy area.

Sequence 01 from Diane Walker on Vimeo.

Also, please save the date for Katy ServeFest 2013!  February 16 and 23, 2013.  Our first planning meeting is at 6:30 on November 12 at the Link (615 South Mason Road).  RSVP to if you can join us!

Community Partners

Steinmart Grand Opening Night Benfitting Compassion Katy

Come out and shop for a cause!  Compassion Katy was selected as one of the 4 benficiaries of the Steinmart Grand Opening Charity Event on October 23, 2012.

Tickets are $5 (and include multiple coupons for that evening) and 100% of the proceeds from all pre-sale tickets will go directly to Compassion Katy.  You may purchase tickets from our office location or you can purchase them online by making a $5 per ticket donation to Compassion Katy using our Paypal link: Donate/Buy Online Here

Tickets will be held at the door under the email address used to make the donation.

*Volunteer Opportunities, Katy ServeFest

Fall Katy ServeFest is September 29, 2012

Please make plans to join us as we Serve and Share in our community by blessing some families in need at Fall Katy ServeFest.  We are planning several projects at multiple locations that include landscaping and simple home repairs.  This one day project blitz will leave a lasting impact on the Katy community as together, we serve others in Jesus’ name.  We need people of all skill levels- from master carpenters to kids who can use garden tools!  Also, you can help by donating money or materials needed to complete the projects and further the mission of Compassion Katy.  Contact for more information.

You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ in Katy.

Fall Katy ServeFest

September 29, 2013  9am- 1pm

Register online here: Fall Katy ServeFest Registration 

A special thanks to The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch for their continued support in allowing us to use their website for registration.