Hi everyone!

It’s just one short week until the first giveaway of the year! This month, we are completely out of insect repellent, hand warmers, toilet paper, and body wipes. To see a full list of what we do (and don’t) need, please visit our What Do We Need? page.

Short on cash after the holidays? We understand. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a difference! Here are 6 green light items under $10 from our Amazon wish list that can help us help our fellow humans:
1) 10 emergency blankets – $8.78
2) 6 pairs of men’s socks – $6.50
3) 18 insect repellent wipes – $5.99
4) 12 tubes of toothpaste – $9.46
5) 16 travel packs of tissues – $7.20
6) 6 pairs of women’s underwear – $8.49
2 more green light items that are just a hair over $10:
7) 10 hand warmers – $10.07
8) 24 tubes of lip balm – $10.40
Please note: Prices on Amazon can change quickly. The prices listed are accurate at the time of this post. Thank you for your understanding.

Hey, did you find a great deal that isn’t on our wish list? We’d love to hear about it! Email our donations coordinator at donations@austinhumanistsatwork.org or use the contact form at the bottom of our Donate page. Please include a link!


There’s just a few weeks left to donate to the ATXHAW 2017-2018 Warmth Drive! Check your closets for any of the following: hats, scarves, gloves, thermal shirts/underwear, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hoodies, jackets, heavy coats, windbreakers, ponchos, sleeping bags/mats, tents, and blankets. We happily accept new and clean gently-used items.



Volunteer Opportunities!

Austin ECHO is looking for volunteers for their 2018 Point In Time Count on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The Point In Time Count is an annual census of people experiencing homelessness in the Austin area. Each year, over 600 volunteers survey areas of Austin/Travis County in order to better understand homelessness. Could you be one of those people?  Visit the Austin ECHO website to sign up and learn more.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church needs volunteers to help on nights when the Cold Weather Shelter system is activated. The Cold Weather Shelter system is a network of churches and community volunteers that provide extra shelter space on nights where the temperature falls below freezing. Dinner volunteers are needed from 6 PM to 9 PM, and overnight volunteers are needed from 9 PM to 7 AM. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Ed Kopas at edwardkopas@yahoo.com or 512-659-9880.

It’s Time for Gettin’ Knotty!

Done with your holiday crafting? Not sure what to make next?

Make a washcloth, hat, or scarf for someone in need!

You can drop off your creation at the ATXHAW Gettin’ Knotty meetup this Thursday, January 18, at the Barnes & Noble in the Arboretum. Our crafters are there from 7 PM to 10 PM. Stay and chat for awhile!


Thanks for reading. We hope you had a great weekend. See you on the 21st!

What We Need for the January 21st Giveaway!

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