While February may be the shortest month of the year, there are a lot of celebrations and observances packed into it including, American Heart month, Black History month, National Bird-Feeding month but my favorite is the month of Love and Valentine’s Day! February is all about sharing love not just with your immediate family but across the community and spreading that love with your neighbors and W U businesses. When you share the love it translates that into making West University an even more desirable place to live. I wanted to suggest some easy things that you can do this month to make the
people around you feel special and loved!

The annual West University Place Park Lovers Ball is on February 2nd this year. This is a great organization that raises money that helps make the parks beautiful. If you were unable to be involved this year, there is always room for volunteers and donations. https://www.westuparks.org/beafriend.

Stop by your local fire department with the kids and drop off a warm meal or sweet treats. If the fire department is not busy, they may even let the kids on the fire truck and give a tour of the station. The fire station is located at 3800 University Boulevard West University Place, TX 77005.

Surprise your elderly neighbors with a loaf of banana bread. If they have pets, offer to help them walk their dog. You can even visit the Belmont Village Senior Living to volunteer and spend time with someone. This little gesture can make someone’s whole day. Call ahead at 713-592-9200. They require you to fill out a form and they will provide you with available volunteer times.

Donate treats and fruit to the West U Softball League and the West U Little League. The season starts in February. Enjoy a game while you’re at it! This is a great way to meet neighbors and have the kids get to know each other. Go West U! Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty has been a long time sponsor of the West University Softball League.

Go eat at Little Matt’s on Edloe.  Its yummy food and the kids love it!  They have plenty of food options for picky eaters. It’s a nonprofit and all of the proceeds go to struggling families dealing with cancer. Great food for a great cause! https://littlematts.business.site/

Meet Kelley Austin: “From my years of working with West U clients, a common trend has been families either looking to upsize or downsize their homes, but usually wanting to remain in West U. When you then include all the people looking to move in, there is no surprise that home values increase every year. We all know that West U has so much to offer its residents, and I would like to encourage you to take a moment to share the love this month! Let’s keep West University the #1 place to live in Houston!”

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