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

2021 Harvest Campaign

Donate or pledge your support for the Harvest Campaign, benefiting Houston Volunteer Lawyers, by April 10 to be a Pro Bono Champion.

2021 Harvest Campaign banner

Campaign to End Homelessness & Hunger

Support the HBA Food from the Bar Campaign by volunteering at the Houston Food Bank April 16 or April 30.

See how else you can contribute to the HBA Food from the Bar Campaign.

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HBA/HBAA/HYLA Blood Drives

Save up to three lives with just one donation appointment.

HBA Projects Director Bonnie Simmons wearing blood donor hoodie

Habitat for Humanity

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

Different sponsorship levels give you different benefits.

Description of HBA Habitat sponsorship levels

Teach Texas

Volunteer to teach seventh graders about the history of Texas courts. Curriculum and script included.

Taming Texas book cover

2021 HBA Golf Tournament

Sponsor or play in the annual HBA Golf Tournament, in support of the Houston Bar Foundation.

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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 Day Contest prize sponsor.

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

'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

Law Week

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

Campaign to End Homelessness and Hunger

Volunteers prepared hygiene packages for students and restocked teacher supply shelves at Teachers Aid on March 27.

Two volunteers hand each other items from opposite sides of a table

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

Sponsors and participants raised funds for The Center for Pursuit during virtual events, February 12-28.

2021 Law Week Fun Run 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.

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HAY Center

The HBA HAY Center Committee provided supplies for foster teens at its annual Prom Readiness Event.

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

Volunteers pose with Santa Claus



Annual charitable giving schedule

Printable flyer version of the schedule coming soon.

Harvest Campaign

The HBA’s signature event for members, held each November, supports the pro bono work of Houston Volunteer Lawyers with year-round fundraising.

Food from the Bar

Month-long competition and event in April that helps feed the hungry in our community through the Houston Food Bank.

Golf Tournament

A day of fun on the green in April, with fundraising benefiting the HBF going on in February/March.

Habitat for Humanity

Provides housing for a hardworking local family, with fundraising throughout the winter and building in the spring.

Implicit Bias Education for Legal Professionals

Promotes access to justice through interactive implicit bias awareness, interruption and reduction training for legal professionals. Fundraising year-round.

John J. Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run

February community athletic event in support of The Center for Pursuit, serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, through winter fundraising.

Law Week Activities

Supports Law Day Contests, Law Week Readings, Dialogue on Freedom, and Special Day at the Courthouse program through winter fundraising for year-round events.

Lawyers for Literacy Book Drive

Fall fundraising supports libraries and literacy projects at adopted low-income local school.

General HBF Contribution

The 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the HBA, the Houston Bar Foundation accepts monetary donations for general funds year-round, for other programs including but not limited to those not listed above.


This list covers planned annual programs as of the beginning of 2021. Some fundraising events may be added or removed according to the needs that arise throughout the year. To learn more about specific programs, as well as volunteer opportunities, click on the individual links above. The Houston Bar Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, EIN#76-0029594. Tax-deductibility is determined in accordance with IRS rules. For more information, call (713) 759-1133.