Hawk Houston Boys & Girls Club

By: Deborah Tuff Email
By: Deborah Tuff Email

The Hawk Houston Boys and Girls Club has become a staple in the community, but now, leaders are looking to have its significance more widespread and they need your help.

It’s called the Give Back Campaign.

It was originally known as the Hawk Houston Boy's Club in 1970, and then evolved into what it is today: the Hawk Houston Boys and Girls Club.

However, it seems the buildings age has worn on the club, which also used to be a movie theatre in the late 1960's.

Director Altha Newman explains, "There have not been a whole lot of changes since then, so we're at a point where we want to improve the facility."

A leaking roof once plagued the gym, while tile on the gym's floor has come unloose. The game room is outdated and those are just a few problems.

Therefore, to counterattack the buildings age, those with the club say it's time to make a change.

So far, the changes have included the hope to purchase an entirely new synthetic gym floor, repainting the walls, the exterior and laying down new carpet, and more renovations are in the works.

"People ask us to hold events here all the time, but if it improves the looks of the club, then we are more than happy to have people come in," Newman says.

Leaders say these changes will not only serve as an added bonus for the community, but the students who frequent the club on a daily basis.

"The children are excited about it and we are excited about it," Newman says.

The Hawk Houston Boys and Girls Club serves 85 children in its after-school program.

This is an ongoing project and can take years to complete.

There is about $100,000 dollars needed in repairs.

The Hawk Houston Boys and Girls Club is currently looking for volunteers who'll help with the renovations. To donate money or find out where else you may serve, call 792-4618.

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