Hello everyone! We have our monthly traffic light shopping guide, but first:
We are collecting new & gently used hats, coats, scarves, gloves, and other cold weather gear for the ATXAHH Warmth Drive. Do you know of a good community bulletin board to share info? Print & post our warmth drive flyers! Spreading the word helps us a lot.
The members of the ATXAHH Beyond the Basics group and County Line Homeless Ministry are making shoebox presents! A shoebox present is a shoebox with all kinds of useful items inside – just to brighten someone’s day this holiday season. If you have shoebox presents to donate, please email us & we’ll be happy to pick them up! If you’re not able to make a shoebox present, please let others know about this project. Click here for printable flyers!
The ATXAHH Gettin’ Knotty group is having their monthly meeting this Thursday, November 12! If you knit, crochet, want to learn…
or just want to drink coffee & chat, come see us! We’ll be at the Barnes & Noble in the Arboretum, in the cafe area, from 7-10 PM.
RED LIGHT (We do not need any more of these items right now):
Feminine Hygiene Products – Pads & tampons (all kinds), pantyliners, feminine wipes
Cotton balls & q-tips
YELLOW LIGHT (We probably have enough of these for this giveaway, but a few more never hurts):
Dental products – toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss/floss picks
First aid kits
GREEN LIGHT (We definitely need more of these!):
Notepads & pens
We still need bunches of plastic bags! We go through a lot of them at the giveaway, but we’d also like some extras to make plarn. Plarn is plastic yarn that can be made out of strips of plastic bags. The ATXAHH Gettin’ Knotty group is planning to crochet the plarn into sleeping mats that are soft, durable, & water resistant, which is especially important for the people who sleep outdoors/on the ground.
We ask that the bags not have a lot of holes in the sides, since that is the part that’s used for the plarn. Holes in the bottoms of the bags are OK, since they are not used. Thank you!
If you live in the Austin area & would like to make a donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We have volunteers from Kyle to Georgetown (and everywhere in between!) that can pick up your donation.
If you’re not in the Austin area, please check out our Amazon wish list. Your donation will be sent directly to us. (Helpful hint: If you click Sort By: Priority, the list will be sorted to match the traffic light shopping guide. High priority = Green Light, Medium priority = Yellow Light, and Low priority = Red Light.)
Thank you for reading, and have a wonderful weekend!
What we need for November 15!