Hello donors, volunteers, and supporters!
We have a lot of thank yous and some other happenings to share, so grab a cup of coffee & get cozy!

As you read in last Friday’s giveaway recap, the giveaway was great! We had some last minute donations come in before the giveaway:

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And we had over 530 items donated at the giveaway! Fabulous!

Our donations coordinator got home after the giveaway & lunch at Central Market to find boxes from Amazon waiting on her porch already! We’ve also had some donation pick up requests, and friends & neighbors of our volunteers have been giving items too. We’re happy to have such a great start for November’s giveaway.

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TY donor JG TY donor LR TY donor SC

Y’all are wonderful!

We wanted to say a special thank you for this donation:

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It was so large that we couldn’t fit it all in one picture collage! We also appreciate your kind words in the gift message. Thanks so much!

We also received a couple of donations via Amazon that didn’t have any paperwork included.
(If you’d like to let us know that these are your donations, please email atxahhdonations@gmail.com)

Unknown donation 1 Unknown donation 2

Thank you to whoever sent these!

There’s one last thank you that we’d like to say – last, but certainly not least! We’d like to say a special thank you to the Foundation Beyond Belief. ATXAHH received a grant from the FBB (as part of being a Beyond Belief Network team) that allowed us to purchase over 700 travel-size toothpastes & almost 300 travel-size bottles of shampoo:


The grant also allowed us to make smaller purchases for a couple of months, so that we are able to fill in the gaps if we come up short on a particular item or two. Thank you Foundation Beyond Belief! We are so glad to be a Beyond Belief Network team!
To learn more about the Foundation Beyond Belief, please visit their website, or follow them on Facebook & Twitter.

Now, on to ATXAHH events & projects!

Our Warmth Drive is going strong! 

We collected a good amount of hats, scarves, gloves, and coats for the October giveaway, and would love to see that continue all winter long. If you have any cold weather gear that you’d like to donate, please email atxahhdonations@gmail.com to schedule a pick up.
If you’d like to spread the word about our Warmth Drive, that would help us out a lot! Print these flyers & post them on community bulletin boards, or tell your friends & neighbors about the Warmth Drive. Word of mouth is a powerful thing!

While we’re on the topic of warm & cozy clothing… The ATXAHH Gettin’ Knotty group is looking for knitters & crocheters to make hats & scarves. We’ll even provide the yarn! Our next meetup is Thursday, November 12th. We meet in the cafe of the Barnes & Noble in the Arboretum from 7 to 10 PM. Come over & have some coffee with us! 

Do you have a shoe box or two? Would you like to brighten someone’s day? Make a shoe box present! What’s a shoe box present? We’re glad you asked. A shoe box present is a shoe box filled with goodies & decorated for the winter holidays. What kind of goodies? All sorts of good things can go in the shoeboxes – there are some guidelines here. We’d like to pick up the shoe box presents by Thanksgiving so they can be given out in early December. Please email us if you have some to be picked up!
If you aren’t able to create a shoe box present, we would love it if you could help us by spreading the word about this project! Click here if you’d like to print some flyers to pass out. Thank you from the ATXAHH Beyond the Basics group and County Line Homeless Ministry.

Our thoughts are with those affected by the floods this weekend. We hope that everyone has a safe & happy Halloween!

See you on the 15th!
Lots of thanks, and some wintery announcements too!

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