2015 was one heck of a year for ATXAHH. We’ve had an outpouring of community support, have had many new volunteers join us, and have received a fantastic amount of donations to pass on to those in need. It has been a fabulous year!
We had several packages come to us via Amazon with no paperwork this month. Did you donate any of these items? If you did & you’d like to let us know that it was you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you sent!
We also have a few extra-special thank yous to note!
The Center for Inquiry collected donations for us at their Saturnalia Celebration. They gathered over 460 items for us to hand out at our next giveaway. Thanks CFI!
We received 50 coats from County Line Homeless Ministry! They were donated to County Line by Buffalo Exchange, and the volunteers at County Line kindly passed some on to us. How great is that?
The University of Texas chapter of Alpha Phi Omega held a blanket collection for us, and they donated over a dozen blankets. Thanks, and HOOK ‘EM!
The residents of Parsons House donated 200 handmade hats. Aren’t they gorgeous? And so soft!
We are also very excited to announce that Savers has included us in their Cycle of Giving! What’s the Cycle of Giving? Savers gets more donations than their store can hold! So they pass on extra items – things like clothes, shoes, hats, scarves, and books – to charitable organizations like ATXAHH. We then put them in the hands of people than can use them. It truly is a Cycle of Giving!
Did you hear about our extended holiday boxes & bags project? Well, when they were all counted up, we had 55 wonderful boxes to hand out to those in need!
The ladies of the Learning Without Limits book club put together 20 bags:
The amazing kids from The Inside Outside School in Pflugerville put together and fabulously decorated 16 boxes:
And one of our donors, A.R. and her family put together 15 bags – we love the drawings!
WOW! So many amazing donations! We are so very thankful to have such incredible community support. You, our wonderful donors, put us at a grand total of 30,789 items for 2015! We can’t say thank you enough. We couldn’t do what we do without you!
The ATXAHH Warmth Drive is still going strong! We will be collecting cold weather gear – hats, scarves, coats, sweats, thermals, & gloves – until February. If you have any items that you’d like to donate, please email email@example.com. We’ll pick them up!
If you aren’t able to donate at this time, please spread the word about our Warmth Drive. Click here for printable flyers, and share our posts on Facebook & Twitter.
On to 2016! We hope you had a wonderful new year’s celebration. See you on the 17th!