A bunch of volunteers came out on a crisp Texas morning to hand out basic living supplies to some folks that needed it. This our Giveaway Recap for February 2019.
As we mentioned in our January Recap, we moved our February Giveaway to the 4th Sunday of the month in order to avoid the Austin Marathon congestion and crowd . Our supporters seemed to stay engaged as we had over 40 volunteers show up to reach out and support the 136 that passed through our line. As one of our volunteers put it, we had people shoulder to shoulder behind our tables.
As luck would have it, there were several other groups all under the bridge to help out their fellow humans. The St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church from Harker Heights had a huge giveaway right behind our line. Everyone was there to give out food, clothes and living supplies to central Texans experiencing homelessness.
Austin is pretty cool place.
As expected in the winter, the colder weather drove up demand for warm weather gear such as coats, blankets, sleeping bags and hand warmers. Our donors kept us well prepared and we passed out items that were sorely needed.
There are so many people to thank for this incredible show of support. We’d like to thank the students at the UT College of Pharmacy for coming out and helping with setup and working with the folks that went through the line. They were all very friendly and very eager to help us out. We also had volunteers from the Girl Scouts of Central Texas, First Robotics Team #2881 (the Lady Cans), students from the ACC Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and employees from Apple that made the trek and helped.
We’d like to give a shout out to the Students of Pond Springs Elementary that made “Just Because” bags and we swapped some supplies with Rolling Hills Community Church so we could get more sunscreen.
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