There’s just over a week left until the August giveaway! We’ve updated our traffic light shopping guide with what we need the most this month. We’re only out of a few things – nail clippers, lotion, hand sanitizer, and men’s underwear. We could use more of several other items, all of which can be found on our Amazon wish list. Don’t forget to sort the list by priority! High priority items are the items on our green light list.
As many of you may know, this weekend is Texas’ Sales Tax Holiday. This means that there is no sales tax on many of the items that we need, such as: clothes, shoes, socks, underwear, bras, pens, notepads, and backpacks – perfect timing for ATXHAW’s First Annual Backpack Drive. If you see a great deal, please keep the people that we serve in mind this weekend!
For more information on what is and isn’t tax-exempt this weekend, please visit the Texas Comptroller’s website.
Donations can be dropped off at PakMail at 11900 Metric Blvd. #J, or you can bring them to the giveaway. If you can’t make it to either of those places, please email our donations coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will put you in contact with the nearest volunteer. You can make arrangements for a donation pick up that work with both of your schedules.
Have you been wondering how to knit or crochet? Come join our Gettin’ Knotty group at their monthly meetup! GK will meet on Thursday, August 17, from 7 PM to 10 PM at the Barnes & Noble in the Arboretum. Gettin’ Knotty members create hats, scarves, and cotton washcloths that are handed out at ATXHAW’s monthly giveaways.
Thanks for reading! We hope you are able to keep cool in this extreme heat!
See you on the 20th!