Baker Ripley creates opportunities for people to come together, for neighbors to connect, for individuals to make a difference—for everyone to work together to make an impact on our region. We are honored to be able to share opportunities for West U Rotarians to serve if you are able and choose to do so.
  • Food Fairs 
    • The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically increased food insecurity throughout our region. BakerRipley is committed to meeting the high demand.  We have partnered with the Houston Food Bank to expand our existing BakerRipley Community Food Fairs and are in need of volunteers to continue to serve our neighbors.  Safety precautions include: Check-in by a nurse, masks and gloves worn at all times, social distancing, and placing food directly in neighbors' trunks - no direct contact.
  • Voter Engagement Phone Banking 
    • Volunteers are needed to call Houston area residents to update neighbors on upcoming elections and provide resources on how to register to vote, voting locations, and how to make sure their voice is heard. Volunteers will be given a list of historically low-propensity voters and will make calls through their computer - no need to use your own phone!
  • Senior Wellness Calls
    • Contact homebound seniors once a week to complete safety and wellness checks. These are seniors who normally attend our senior centers but are now homebound due to the risks associated with the Coronavirus.
  • Detention Center Letter Writing
    • BakerRipley is partnering with attorneys from Proyecto Dilley in support of a letter writing campaign supporting families detained in Dilley, Texas. Dilley is one of three jails in Texas holding families in detention. Currently, there are 53 families (mothers with children) detained in Dilley that have been there for over 300 days. They have waited out months of excruciating circumstances in hopes for the chance to be safe in the United States. These families need our support and encouragement as they fight for their right to a fair asylum process.
  • Sewing Masks at Home
    • The Fab Lab is looking for volunteers to help make masks from home. You must know how to sew and have your own sewing machine at home. You will be required to provide the thread only. Sewing kits will be available for pick up on Mondays and you will have until Friday to return the completed masks.
Thank you.
Jon Kidwell