Photo Aug 21, 10 03 53 AMNo good novel ever started with “It was a dark and stormy night…” but our August giveaway started out that way.  After a weather watch on Saturday night, we dodged the flooding had a great August giveaway.

Our brave volunteers came out and helped us serve 169 fellow humans with a variety of basic living items to help them through their day.  Normally our giveaways will last anywhere from 20 to 35 minutes.  On Sunday, we went the full hour.  In addition to having our normal “hot” items (underwear, socks, etc.), we exhausted some of our staples too.  We ran out of razors and dental supplies near the end of the giveaway, so we’ll need to restock soon.

As you might recall, we had a mini-push for backpack donations.  Backpacks help keep important belongings together and allows folks to stay as mobile as they need to be.  They are well used and highly desirable.  Luckily, we had a lot donations come in this last month.  To give you some idea of how popular they were, here’s a before and after pictures.  Time elapsed was about 4 minutesPhoto Aug 21, 9 20 08 AM.Photo Aug 21, 8 54 32 AM

 

Next giveaway will be September 18th!  See you there.

August 2016 Giveaway Wrap Up

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  • September 16, 2016 at 2:25 pm
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    Hi,
    My family is new to Austin and we have been looking for a non-religious group to join to help the many homeless we see here. I have a 4 and 6 year old who we also want to involve in the volunteering. I’m so glad to see children in your photos that are able to help also! We will plan to come to the ‘give away’ this Sunday the 18th and bring donation items. Is it best if I pick items from the red light list? Please let me know if there is anything in particular you are needing immediately.

    Thank you!

    Mo

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    • September 17, 2016 at 3:14 pm
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      Hi Mo,
      Welcome to Austin! We would love to meet you & your family! For directions to the giveaway, please see the Next Giveaway page.
      The best items to purchase are those on the green light list (especially the ones with a star next to them – that means that we’re out of them!). But if you have items on the yellow or red light list, that’s good too! We can hang on to them for later. 🙂
      Thanks & hope to see you tomorrow!
      -Laura

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