It’s just one week until the next giveaway! Does it feel like there is less time between giveaways this month? Yes? You’re right! Since our last giveaway was moved to the 4th Sunday in March, we have one less week to prepare than most months. Whew!
Thanks to some generous Amazon donations this week, we aren’t completely out of anything! We have about 20 or 40 of several different items, which is awesome… but it just isn’t enough for a full giveaway since we serve about 150 people per month. We could really use more men’s underwear, women’s underwear, toilet paper, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and razors, among other things. To see a full list of what we need, please click here. To see a list of everything we do and don’t accept, please see our Donate page.
Has it really been a whole year? YES!
You’ve may have heard by now that this is our first anniversary as Austin Humanists at Work. We have had an amazing first year! To celebrate, we have set a goal to collect 3,000 items for next Sunday. We are very happy to announce that we have passed 1,000 items! On to 2,000!! This week Kayla, one of our social media volunteers and a board member, will be posting video on our Facebook of her pie in the face stunt to start off our Anniversary celebration. Check back to Tuesday evening, Virginia, our Communications Coordinator and President of our Board, will be on Facebook Live for what’s in store for 2000 pieces donated. Laura, our Donations Coordinator and board member, will be heading up our 3000 piece benchmark. Lastly we have Jen, our Boards Treasurer, will be capping off our celebration if we make it over 3000 pieces. So much to come in just a week before our giveaway. So, check back for updates this week.
If you’d like to help us reach our goal, please visit our Amazon wish list. Click “Filter & Sort”, and choose “Priority (high to low)” on the pop-up menu. The high priority items are what we need the most!
If you’ve been doing some spring cleaning and have items at home that you’d like to donate, please email our donations coordinator at email@example.com to schedule a pick up. You can also drop off your donations at PakMail Metric:
11900 Metric Blvd. #J
Austin, TX 78758
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM-6 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM; Sunday, closed.
Can’t donate? That’s OK! We’d still love your help. Please spread the word! You can share our posts on Facebook & Twitter, email our website to your friends & family, and request donations on your neighborhood group or NextDoor.
Running out of ideas on what to knit (or crochet)? How about a cotton washcloth? The ATXHAW Gettin’ Knotty group knits and crochets washcloths each month and hands them out at the giveaways. We are also accepting hats & scarves to put away for the chilly months.
Gettin’ Knotty will meet this month on Thursday, April 13, at the Barnes & Noble in the Arboretum from 7 to 10 PM. We meet in the cafe area, so grab a cup of coffee and join us!
2017 First Quarter Numbers
Austin Humanists at Work can’t express enough how grateful we are for our donors. We can, however, express it in a pictures. Over the next coming months we hope to expand this image to include as many areas to show how much hard work and dedication it takes from volunteers and donors. A good deed never goes unnoticed. Austin Humanists at Work are humbled and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful week.
See you on the 16th!