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MCC Holiday Baskets Feed Families. Will You Sponsor a Basket at $25?

groceriesFood/Hygiene Supply Drive & Holiday Baskets

Holiday gatherings centered around a turkey with all the trimmings is something many of us look forward to, and have the luxury of taking for granted! Each year, MCC’s case managers team up to ensure that none of our clients miss out on this tradition by assembling and distributing holiday food baskets.

For just $25, you can sponsor a basket that will provide a family of five with a turkey, sauce, potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, stuffing, rolls and other goodies.  To make a safe, secure online donation, click here and enter “Holiday Baskets” as the designation.  Or, if you prefer, you may bring a gift card to 401 Branard, 2nd floor (77006) anytime Monday through Friday from 7am to 8am.

Please help us reach our goal of 25 baskets!

Throughout the year, MCC provides clients in crisis with ready-to-eat food items and hygiene supplies as necessary.  This fills a crucial gap for clients who are waiting to access to a food bank, shelter or receive more stable  assistance.  Our grants and funding sources do not cover this need, so we continually rely on the generosity of the community and individual donors to keep our shelves stocked.  You may deliver donations to us at 401 Branard, 2nd floor (77006) anytime Monday through Friday from 7am to 8am.

Requested Food Items:

  • Bottled water
  • Single-serving pop-open canned chili
  • Single-serving pop-open Chef Boyardee
  • Ready-to-eat individually packaged tuna salad
  • Ready-to-eat individually packaged chicken salad
  • Ready-to-eat microwavable Mac ‘N Cheese cups
  • Individual servings of cereal
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Spaghetti or pasta
  • Dry or pop-open canned soup
  • Peanut butter and cracker packages
  • Cheese and cracker packages
  • Snack-size crackers
  • Snack-size pretzels
  • Granola bars
  • Snack-size individually packaged fruit salad or peaches
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly / Preserves

Requested Hygiene Supplies:
We are in need of the following items, both in travel/trial sizes, for those staying at shelters, and in regular sizes, for those with more stable housing.

  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Body soap
  • Underwear (all sizes, for men & women)
  • Toilet paper

Nov. 20 – Carl Han’s Annual Brunch Supports HATCH

You are invited to Carl Han’s 5th Annual A Brunch in November on Saturday, November 20, from 12:00 – 3 p.m. in the GLBT Cultural Center on the 1st floor of MCC at 401 Branard. This year’s menu will include delicious, authentic New Orleans cuisine, including seafood, gumbo, Andouille sausage, Cajun boudin, red beans and rice, assorted desserts, and beverages. A $15 donation will be collected at the door. Every penny will be donated to HATCH. Please Rsvp to by Friday, November 12.

Nov. 11 – Theatre Suburbia Free Performance Benefits MCC’s Food Drive

As a supporter of MCC, you’re invited! We hope you can join us for a benefit performance of “A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 11. In addition to being a fun evening of fellowship with MCC supporters and volunteers, the performance will kick off MCC’s Holiday Food/Hygiene Drive. In lieu of purchasing a ticket, attendees are asked to bring food/hygiene items from this list for HATCH youth and MCC’s case management clients in need.

Written by Kristine Bauske and directed by founding GCAM member Judy Reeves, “A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas” is a light-hearted comedy, whose setting is Lou’s Diner, the friendliest place in the South. Lou’s husband, Bill, and his pals Dave and Jimmy have taken off for a day of hunting in the mountains in order to avoid family issues. With the warm-hearted women hard at work in the diner on Christmas Eve and the men staunchly avoiding the traditional holiday setting back home, we get to witness each group’s perspective of the other. The first miracle of Christmas blesses everyone in this tender comedy, with simplicity and grace, gently reminding the audience of the real reason for the season!

The benefit performance will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 11, at Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West Drive. Rsvp is requested,, 713.800.0872.

Nov. 14 – Stand Up and Sing for HATCH

Please join former HATCH participants and community members as they “Stand Up and Sing,” on Sunday, November 14, 4 – 8 p.m. at Meteor, 2306 Genesee St. For a $20 cash donation at the door, you can help provide a voice to GLBT youth. The event will be an upscale cabaret full of live music – combining the talent of more than 20 of Houston’s finest vocalists with the musical genius of Jerry Atwood on piano.

Tye Blue hosts and leads a cast of local luminaries including:  Miss Universe 1995 Chelsi Smith, Houston cabaret icon Grace Givens, Todd Alan Gresley, Nina Lombardo, 2010 Pride Idol Brittni Jackson, 2009 Pride Idol Winner AJ Cabrera, 2008 Pride Idol Winner Dave Bermudez, etc., etc.

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