33rd Annual “Schlep Sunday” Collects for Houston’s Needy

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HOUSTON, TX – Schlep means “to haul or carry.”  Well they had a big haul at Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center as they carried out the 33rd annual Schlep Sunday, collecting clothing, toys and food for Houston’s less fortunate.

For over 32 years, Schlep Sunday has helped more than 292,000 Houstonians.

And for 8 years now, Bellaire High School’s JROTC students have given up their first Sunday morning in December to volunteer.  Senior Army Instructor LTC Dennis O’Driscoll says, ‘It’s just nice learning that sense of being a citizen and giving back to the community they live in.’

If you didn’t make it by this year, don’t let that be a reason not to give this holiday season.  Ed Gardner, Project Chairman of Schlep Sunday, says, “…there are a lot of other groups collecting helping needy people in the community.  Go ahead and circle your calendar for next year for the first Sunday cause we’ll be back here next year.’