Bright and early at 8:30am Sunday, January 31st, 2021, eleven volunteers met for the first giveaway of the year. We’ve been setting out our warmth items and a few miscellaneous items on tables lately and we had six volunteers manning those stations. Meanwhile, the other five volunteers loaded up wagons with our lovingly filled giveaway bags and distributed them around the camp to about 200 or so people.
This is our 5th month handing out warmth items and they went fast! We can never have enough of these items and are always happy to collect your donations of sleeping bags, tents, sleep pads, men’s jeans, sweat pants, sweatshirts, and long sleeved shirts. Also, we can never have too many gloves. This is the first month in a long time that we received more men’s warmth items than women’s!
Austin Humanists at Work functions almost entirely on donations, whether it be monetary or in-kind. We appreciate every single donation and every single giving person. Mike Guentzel, the Lutostanski Family, The Jones Family, the various Buy Nothing Groups in and around Austin, and Masks of Austin to name just a few. If you would like to find out how to join this generous group of people, keep reading for more information!
As many of you know, include nutritious food items in our giveaway bags. These items are much needed and greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate food to go in our bags for the giveaway, you can find our food wishlist here.
We also have an Amazon wishlist for toiletry items. You can choose an option to sort the list so that our most needed items come up first. With warmer weather coming soon, we are always in need of insect repellent and sunscreen. You can find the list here.
Amplify Austin is coming up quick! This year we are focusing on raising money for bus passes for our clients. The humans we serve need to be able to get around to receive services and get to jobs. If you’d like to know more about this event, you can visit the Amplify Austin website here.
You can also donate to Austin Humanists at Work in many other ways
- Our Facebook page has a donate button
- Consider using the Amazon Smile function when you do your shopping
- Visit our Food Wishlist and Toiletry Wishlist
- You can PayPal a donation to us
Our next giveaway is Sunday, February 28th. We will be distributing EAT bags on February 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. Visit our Giveaway page for more information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or donate.
Last but certainly not least, we would like to give a hearty thank you to our volunteers teams at the monthly giveaways and at the weekly EAT bag distributions. We really could not do what we do without you!