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  P.O. Box 202
  Friendswood, Texas 77549

  832-274-3893
  832-498-3957

  info@bwbtexas.org
Builders Without Borders of Texas, Inc., is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping others help themselves by assisting with food, housing, education, and medical services to disadvantaged people locally and around the world.
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100% of all proceeds go to our projects.

Blue Monkey
Resale Gift Shop

Home of the $1 clothes!

206 E. Edgewood
Friendswood, Texas 77546

281-220-8455

Hours
Tuesday-Saturday
10:00-4:00

Donations accepted and greatly appreciated!

Be sure to visit our Pumpkin Patch
in October!
Local

In 2015, we completed construction of the first building at our outreach facility. Located in Alvin, Texas, this is a 5,000 sq. ft. building that provides a base for local and international outreach. In addition to the building, the property is being planted with crops, from which the harvest will be donated to local and U.S. food banks, pantries, and shelters.

To date, we have received nearly 750 volunteers at our Alvin facility and provided over 50,000 pounds of rice and beans to people in need.

Thanks to a grant from the Moody Permanent Endowment Fund, in 2016/2017, we were able complete a kitchen, are currently building a bunk house, and will be installing a shower trailer adjacent to the existing building. Once complete (projected completion is the fall of 2017), the facility will be opened up to volunteer groups for overnight stay (more details will be available this fall). In addition to use by our volunteers, the shower trailer will be taken to downtown Houston and made available to the homeless. It will also be available in the event of disaster emergencies in the United States.

Volunteers are invited to join us to package rice and beans for delivery, clean and prepare eyeglasses for our free eye clinics, donate and sort items for homeless shower bags, plant and harvest crops, and help with construction and landscaping. There are opportunities for people of all ages and skill sets to help.

Solar Boxes
We have built and delivered 200 solar boxes to families living in extreme poverty in the mountains of Haiti. Two teams have delivered 100 boxes per team. The boxes were built by local volunteers. They provide two LED lights, a USB port that charges a cell phone, and a radio. The families who received them live with no electricity or running water. Many have cell phones, but have to travel down the mountain on foot and pay to charge their phones. The solar box lets them charge their phone easily. The boxes sit in the sun during the day to power up, and then at night provide light in their homes.

Volunteers building Solar Boxes.
A team delivering Solar Boxes in Haiti.
A Solar Box recipient getting instructions on how to use it
and a happy recipient with her precious baby.
Our team visiting with a family
at their home in the mountains of Haiti.
The Extra Mile
Although our focus is on long-term, life-changing projects like education and medical care, sometimes we do those little extras, like provide Christmas and Easter. Often, just knowing that there are people who care when you have been through a traumatic experience can have long-term effect on your life, particularly for children.
One of our teams serving  a distribution center in DeLisle, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.
We delivered 300 Easter Baskets to children on the Mississippi Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina. We even brought the Easter Bunny with us!
Thank you to WalMart for their donation, we were able to deliver 100 bicycles to children on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.
FOOD
HOUSING
EDUCATION
MEDICAL
Alvin, Texas Outreach Facility
Volunteer Kitchen is complete and ready for use!
There is a pond with fish. A large fire ring and walking paths are under construction.
Volunteer Bunk House is under construction.
Check back in the Fall of 2017 to learn more about scheduling your volunteer group to stay at the bunk house.
Rent Our Facility
Non-volunteers can rent our facility for short-term events. The rate is $50 per hour. If you are interested in renting our facility, please read the Facilities Use Agreement.
Then call 281-968-0966 or email Lori@bwbtexas.org.