Have you moved from your original Central Austin location?
Yes, our organization has been working with local groups including The Charlie Center and Better Together Food Pantry. We’re hosting giveaways at Mosaic Church: 12675 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759. This spot helps expand our reach and use our resources efficiently.
Are you still having monthly giveaways at your new location?
Are you a non-profit and is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes, and yes! As of November 2nd, 2017, the IRS approved our 501(c)3 designation. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. EIN: 81-3098463 You can donate via PayPal, Facebook Pay, or send us a check to our mailing address:
Austin Humanists at Work – Donations
2541 S. IH 35. Ste. 200 – 229
Round Rock, TX 78664
Will you accept my donated items, clothing, hotel-sized toiletries?
At this time we are not accepting in-kind donations, with a few exceptions for high-demand new items, donated in bulk. We recommend in-kind donations be dropped off at The Charlie Center via Mosaic Church Street Ministry, 12675 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759. Check out our Donation page to learn more.
I can’t volunteer at your giveaways, are there other opportunities to contribute?
Yes! We have volunteer roles that do not require giveaway attendance as well as ways to support our food security outreach program through the Better Together Food Pantry. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can guide you to the perfect opportunity.
Do you “preach” non-belief at your giveaways?
Nope. We firmly believe in a “no strings attached” model of serving people who are experiencing homelessness. Everyone is welcome to get in our line and select items they need. People in line will see a sign that introduces the name of our group and some volunteers wearing Austin Humanists at Work shirts but that’s it. We are a diverse group with people from all walks of life just like the people who are standing in line. You will find no preaching from us. We come each giveaway to help others, bottom line.
Do I have to be secular, atheist, agnostic, etc. to donate or volunteer?
No! When you donate, we don’t ask what your beliefs are or aren’t. We’re just happy to be an outlet for secular volunteering and donations that benefit our Austin community. Our clients are truly grateful for any and all support we can provide.
Why don’t you do this more than once a month?
While we have aspirations to expand, it’s a matter of time. Adding additional giveaways to our schedule isn’t as simple as just showing up an extra day and distributing what we have. It would spread our resources too thin. All we do is done by people who volunteer of their time to Austin Humanists at Work in addition to attending to their careers, raising families, and enjoying hobbies.
When should I come to help?
We set up at 8:45 a.m. each giveaway and promptly start at 9 a.m. Our giveaways last until about 11 a.m. in order to assist folks who come to Mosaic Church for service navigation and needed personal care items, clothing, food, and much more. See our Next Giveaway page for full details.
What if I have more questions?!
Feel free to send us an email and we’ll respond as soon as possible: email@example.com.