Give Back

The Houston Bar Association provides numerous opportunities to contribute to our community. Learn more about the ways we can help the Houston community together.



How you can help now

HBA/HBAA/HYLA Blood Drives

Save up to three lives with just one donation appointment.

HBA Projects Director Bonnie Simmons wearing blood donor hoodie

36th Annual HBA John J. Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run

Sponsorships are now available for the virtual fun run in February 2021.

100% of registration fees benefit The Center for Pursuit.

2021 Law Week Fun Run logo

Habitat for Humanity

Volunteer to build the 23rd HBA Habitat for Humanity house. (Email for info)

Help the HBA complete its 24th Habitat for Humanity fund.

Different sponsorship levels give you different benefits.

Description of HBA Habitat sponsorship levels

Communities In Schools

Sign up to provide an 8-week summer internship for an outstanding 11th or 12th grader from a local low-income school.

Law Week

Become a 2021 Law Week Essay, Photography and Poster Contest prize sponsor.

'Advancing the Rule of Law Now' 2021 Law Day Theme logo

Houston Volunteer Lawyers

Provide pro bono civil legal services to Houstonians in need. Eviction and family law help especially needed.


Sign up to give free, anonymous, brief legal advice over the phone.




How you can help later

HAY Center

Make this year's prom memorable for local foster teens by donating funds and supplies.

Coming in spring


Law Week

Volunteer to read to local elementary school students about the theme, "Advancing the Rule of Law, Now."
Coming in spring

Facilitate Dialogue on Freedom presentations for high schoolers. 
Coming in fall

'Advancing the Rule of Law Now' 2021 Law Day Theme logo

Lawyers for Literacy

Donate new and gently-used books for the annual book drive.
Coming in spring

Read remotely to elementary schoolers in honor of Constitution Day.
Coming in fall



Speakers Bureau

Sign up to provide free presentations to schools and the public on a variety of legal topics.




How you helped us recently

2020 Harvest Campaign

Donors raised over $878,000 for Houston Volunteer Lawyers

72nd Annual Harvest Campaign logo

Diversity and Inclusion

69 employers signed up for the 1L Diversity & Inclusion Summer 2021 Internship Program.

Virtual panel with employers

AIDS Outreach

75 adopters provided gifts for a record 380 HIV/AIDS-affected Houstonians in the 24th Annual Adopt-a-Family program.

A woman smiling at the viewer while holding gift bagsA woman making peace signs at the viewer

HAY Center

38 donors made this year's upcoming HAY Center Holiday Party possible.

Volunteers pose with Santa Claus

Campaign to End Homelessness and Hunger

HBA members and guests volunteered at the Houston Food Bank in December.

39 donors provided holiday gift bags for 600 homeless veterans.

Group of volunteers posing together