It’s almost giveaway time! We’ve gotten some heartwarming donations in the last couple of weeks.

We had an email request from an individual who needed a backpack that could fit a laptop. One of our volunteers, M.G., stepped forward with this backpack:

Our donations coordinator was able to meet with the person who made the request and give them the backpack. It fit! It held their laptop & other belongings well. The person was very pleased. We hope it makes things a little easier for them. Thanks M.G.! 

We also had a very special donation from the Austin area VA clinic. They donated over 600 items – bandannas, bracelets, tote bags, dog tag keychains, bookmarks, and info cards, all with Veteran’s Crisis contact information on them. 
Did you know that you can call (1-800-273-8255, press 1), text (to 838255), or chat online ( We will be handing these out at the next few giveaways. Hopefully they will help someone reach out when things seem hopeless. No one should have to suffer alone or in silence! A HUGE thank you goes out to A.V. at the VA for getting these to us!

The Wells Branch Neighborhood had their October Extreme Clean event, and the residents donated over 640 items!

Wells Branch Donation Bin Thanks Wells Branch

You guys rock!! Thank you so much!

And we can’t forget our wonderful donors! 

TY donor BN TY donor DB TY donor GH & JB
TY donor JM TY donor KB TY donor MG
TY donor RT TY donor SC

We also had a few donations that we weren’t able to get pictures of: They came from G. & L. S., K.W., and V.M.. Thank you all very much. We couldn’t do what we do without our donors!

Last, but certainly not least – thank you to the members of our Gettin’ Knotty group! This month, our members created 41 hats, 7 scarves, and 17 washcloths. Many works in progress…


And many DONE!

Finished! Finished! Finished!

Thank you F.O., M.V., V.M., K.B., and K.B.! And… F.O. gave us 3 huge bags of yarn! We’ll be able to knit & crochet a ton of warm, snuggly things with it! We are definitely looking forward to diving into that.

It’s not too late to make a donation for Sunday! Email, and we’ll pick it up. Or come on down to the giveaway! Bring your donation, meet our volunteers… we’d love to have you!
If you’re not in the Austin area & would like to make a donation, check out our Amazon wish list. It won’t get here for this Sunday’s giveaway, but it would put us one step ahead for November!
If you aren’t able to donate at this time, you can still help:
*Print our Warmth Drive flyers & post them on community bulletin boards.
*Share our posts on Facebook and Twitter.
*Talk about us to friends or family that might be interested.
Getting the word out is a huge part of what we do!

We are so glad to be part of the Austin community. Lots of love around these parts! 
See you Sunday!  

Some serious love in our donations this month!

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