Help support NAM’s programs and services!

We rely on supporters to help us continue to provide service and hope to our community. For every dollar donated, $.89 goes directly back to NAM to support it’s programs and services.

Northwest Assistance Ministries is a nonprofit, community-based, multi-program social service agency that strives to supply basic human needs through neighbors helping neighbors. The organization was formed by 10 Covenant Congregations who agreed to set aside their theological differences and pool their resources in a manner to better serve community needs. Today, NAM is supported by more than 40 congregations, 18 Service Partner organizations and more than 140 business Community Partners. NAM has served north and northwest Harris County since 1983 and currently has approximately 85 employees and 2,000 volunteers.

Thank you for helping NAM as we continue Building Opportunities for neighbors in need!

Memorial/Tribute Giving

You can make a gift in honor of or in memory of a loved one. You may also mail in your gift, with the name of the person being honored or remembered, and the name and address of the person who should receive the acknowledgment card to:

Northwest Assistance Ministries

Brian Carr, Chief Advancement Officer
15555 Kuykendahl Road
Houston, TX 77090

If you would like to make your gift by credit card over the phone, please call Samantha Gonzalez, Fundraising Manager at (281) 885-4609.

Give online or by phone

NAM accepts donations electronically through our secure website. You may also call Samantha Gonzalez, Fundraising Manager at (281) 885-4609 to make a credit card gift over the phone.

Give by check

Checks may be made out to “NAM” and mailed to:

Brian Carr, Chief Advancement Officer

Northwest Assistance Ministries

15555 Kuykendahl Road

Houston, Texas 77090-3651

Make a Cash or Credit Card Donation

These funds can be designated for one or more programs, services, events, or seasonal drives sponsored by NAM. These donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. If you are interested in making a cash donation, please call Samantha Gonzalez, Fundraising Manager at (281) 885-4609.

Give Stock

To make a gift of stock, email Denese Hammon
or call (281) 885-4572.

Give through a bequest, retirement assets or life insurance

Planned gifts offer donors the opportunity to leave a legacy for NAM and enjoy tax benefits, without affecting their current cash flow. For more information, call Brian Carr, Chief Advancement Officer at (281) 885-4605.

Matching Gifts

Will your company match your gift of funds or volunteer time? For information, please contact Samantha Gonzalez, Fundraising Manager at (281) 885-4609.

Food Donations

These items are distributed through NAM’s Joanne Watford Nutrition Center (JWNC) and are always welcome, though especially needed during the summer and holidays in November and December. To donate to the JWNC please call Kerima Pizarro at (281) 8854589.

Donate clothing, furniture and household

These donations are used extensively throughout the entire NAM organization; some donated items are distributed to our clients who have been interviewed in Assistance and other programs, and many items are sold through NAM’s three resale shops. Furniture and household item donations must be in sellable condition to comply with IRS regulations.For more information on making these types of donations or to arrange for a furniture pick-up, please call the furniture donation hotline at (281) 885-4545.

Give your car

VDAC imageYou can donate your car, trailer, or boat to NAM through our relationship with V-DAC (Vehicle Donation to any Charity). The vehicle does not have to be in running condition. V-DAC will assign your vehicle to a local auto auction company that will pick up your vehicle and sell it at auction. The proceeds from the auction will go to NAM, and V-DAC will send you a tax receipt for the sales amount.

To schedule your vehicle pickup, call 1-877-999-8322 or click here. Remember to tell them that you want the proceeds to go to NAM.

Some vehicles are donated to clients for their use in going to and from work, family transportation, etc. Such items must be in good working condition. To make a vehicle donation to a client, call Debbie Peterson at (281) 885-4526 or Karen Weakly at (281) 885-4575.

We protect your information

All offline and online Donor information is never sold.

We will not sell, share, or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM), both online and offline, on any Platform ("Platform" includes the NAM website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors' information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation. Your information is used to keep you informed on NAM activities by mail, phone and email. If you prefer NOT to receive mail from NAM, please contact Erica Inocencio, Donor Database Coordinator at (281) 885-4610.

Addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, contribution amounts, credit card numbers and other types of donor information are kept confidential. We may publish the names of donors in NAM’s newsletter, on our website or other NAM publications. If you do NOT wish to have your name published, please contact us at the phone number or email address listed above.

NAM upholds the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) Code of Ethics and Donor Bill of Rights. AFP exists to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals and the profession, to promote high ethical behavior in the fundraising profession and to preserve and enhance philanthropy and volunteerism.

NAM is proud to be featured in Donor Houston, a charitable database of the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF). The GHCF sets up and manages donor-advised funds.


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