This Valentine’s Day people across the nation will be teaming up to help homeless kids with the Do 1 Thing campaign, and some of the nation’s best photographers and journalists will be documenting it. The project is designed to raise awareness about the estimated 1.3 million young people who live on the streets or in shelters.
Here in Houston you can participate by bringing donations of toiletry items, bus cards, clothing or diapers to the Covenant House Texas at 1111 Lovett Blvd.
(Cash donations will also be accepted, which makes the activity less free, but not less gratifying.)
After you make your donation you can check out the coverage at do1thing.org. (Checking out the coverage is guaranteed 100 percent free. Unless of course you then feel motivated to donate even more money.)
Do 1 Thing
Covenant House Texas
1111 Lovett Blvd
Saturday, Feb. 14
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It’s Black History Month, and there are lots of fun things for kids to do. This Saturday the Houston Public Library will be celebrating the Women of the Blues as part of their African American Traditions in Music presentation.
The Web site says the concert is geared for adults, but MomHouston believes appreciation for legendary singers such as Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone can occur at any age.
Houston-native Tweed Smith, the woman singer in the band WAR, will be presenting.
Other library branches will be holding similar presentations with the music of African-American legends such as Ella Fitzgerald and Sam Cooke. Check the Web site for details and locations.