Ameritex Houston Movers are big believers of giving back. In addition to providing our customers with exceptional moving service, Ameritex Movers is also proud to be an active participant in the Houston community. We love our city, and one of our main goals is to support charity and education wherever possible!
Our involvement includes:
- Partnering with the Houston Food Bank for Feeding America
- Delivering over 10,000 Back Pack meals for Houston children during each school year
- Assisting with the M.D Anderson Food Drive, the annual “Canstruction” event, and Houston Dynamo food drives
- Donating moving boxes to host BoxBot! contest with Alief ISD students
- Creating cardboard model of Houston skyline and displaying it at the Children's Museum of Houston
Here’s a glimpse at our latest community projects.
HAA Expo Win
As a member of the Houston Apartment Association, Ameritex takes part in the HAA’s annual Education Conference and Expo — the largest local apartment association expo in the country. This year in May, our team took home first place in the single booth display contest.
Our award-winning entry was a cardboard replica of Downtown Houston. The cardboard cityscape stands at 8 feet tall and 10 feet wide and is made entirely of cardboard and packing supplies.
We think our cityscape is a testament to the patience we employ every day as Houston’s premier local moving company. The project took over 125 hours and required 75 hot glue sticks.
The cardboard cityscape includes:
- A display of Houston skyscrapers
- The George R. Brown Convention Center
- A detailed replica of Discovery Green
Team leader and Ameritex owner Beth Rohani remembers the challenge as an immensely fun, yet massive undertaking that was a great team-building experience.
Children's Museum of Houston
Ameritex also desired to share our creation with the Houston community. Coming straight off our win back in May, we now have the honor of collaborating with the Children’s Museum of Houston in a display featuring our cardboard city.
“The Children’s Museum of Houston is a place where the best ideas come together—practically speaking, A Playground for Your Mind™,” said public relations and promotions director Henry Yau.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share with Houston’s children the passion and creativity and ‘outside of the box’ thinking currently taking place in organizations like Ameritex. We hope that by displaying Ameritex’s majestic cardboard masterpiece in our Invention Convention exhibit, it will inspire our young visitors to expand beyond the limits of their imaginations and further the impact of the DIY and Maker Movement.”
The cardboard city display is a part of the Invention Convention Gallery, which educates museum visitors on maker and engineering concepts. Don’t wait too long to bring your family — the city is on display only through Sept. 4, 2017.
“Having our Cardboard City displayed at the Children's Museum of Houston just proves that if you put your mind to something and do it out of love, passion, commitment and a little determination, it will lead you to where you least expect it,” said Ameritex owner Beth Rohani.
If you’re new to Houston — or if you’ve never visited The Children’s Museum — you’re in for a treat. Located Downtown in the Museum District, the museum is a massive educational playland that focuses on providing Houston families with innovative learning. With an audience of over 1 million local children and families, it does not disappoint.
Alief ISD BoxBot Contest
Another new partnership for Ameritex Movers is with Alief ISD. We care deeply about hands-on learning and inspiring creativity, so in summer 2017, we launched a BoxBot contest.
The contest was inspired by our Box City, and we encouraged Alief district middle schoolers to "Think Outside the Box" and create robots out of moving boxes. We provided two boxes for each student, and they were free to use other materials to make their robots stand out.
The designs are being judged by local leaders in the Alief community, and the winning robot will receive a new iPad. Stay tuned for updates on the winners!
In addition to hosting the BoxBot contest, we also donated Children's Museum tickets for Alief district students to enjoy.
“At Ameritex Movers, we love to be creative and to Think Outside the Box!,” said Ameritex owner Beth Rohani. “That's why the BoxBot Contest is the perfect pairing to our Cardboard City display at the Children's Museum. It allows us the opportunity to share this amazing experience with Alief and to spark the imagination and creativity of the kiddos in the community.”
Houston Food Bank
We love our community and our partnership with the Houston Food Bank. We try to involve ourselves in philanthropic activities as much as possible. It is not only a privilege to be able to provide assistance and help but also a human duty to utilize our resources for good causes. One of our charitable partnerships is our relationship with Houston Food Bank, one of the certified members of Feeding America. It is the largest food bank in Feeding America and runs many charitable food programs. It has set up a full network of about 600 hunger relief charities and delivers approximately 59 million meals to various soup kitchens, food pantries, and similar centers.
Ameritex Movers invest their energy, volunteering hours, members, equipment, and food to Houston Food Bank, playing as big a part as we can possibly manage. We volunteer our time and energy, and our teams actively provide helping hands to the organization. We deliver more than 10,000 Back Pack meals per week for school-aged children in Houston and surrounding cities of Houston during the school year.
We also volunteer and help out with local food drives. One of the recent food drives we helped was M.D. Anderson food drive where we collected and deliver more than 25,000 lbs of non-perishable foods to the Houston Food Bank, the Houston Food Bank’s annual “Canstruction” event and the food drives held at the Houston Dynamo games.
Ameritex Movers enjoy helping out with Houston Food Bank, as it is the biggest food bank in Feeding America and stems right from the city we so love! We encourage others to help out at Houston Food Bank as well, their full details and information can be found at www.houstonfoodbank.org.