This month we were able to serve 128 people, with about 40 volunteers and quite a selection of personal care items and warm clothing that was generously donated. Thank you!
Warmth drive is still going on and we really need hats, gloves and scarves desperately. Check out our recent traffic light post for what we're running low on. Check out our website for details or to download printable flyers: http://www.atxahh.com/p/blog-page.html?m=1
Next giveaway is Dec. 20, just in time to bring holiday cheer with no string attached.
Gettin' Knotty is calling all yarn enthusiasts!! We are running very low on washcloths, and could use many more adult size hats fitting a variety sized heads. Even if you do not want to sew scarves or fleece hats, we are calling out anyone wanting to bring the warmth of home to people who may be homeless or of limited means.
Thank you to all who donated Holiday Shoeboxes for the Beyond the Basics and County Line Homeless Ministries. The final count is not in yet but a little bird told us we could possibly reach 100 Shoeboxes total. What an amazing outpouring of generosity! We will have a final count after Thanksgiving.
Looking for more opportunities to contribute? ECHO needs your help! ECHO's annual Point in Time Count needs volunteers & team leads. Team leads must register by December 1. http://austinecho.org/2016-point-in-time-count-registration/
See you next month!
Hi all! The giveaway is coming up in just 2 short days! We've had some wonderful donations that we'd like to share, as well as some news & updates.
We've received quite a few shoebox presents that are just lovely - 46 so far!
Would you like to donate a shoebox present? You can see the guidelines on this flyer... don't forget to print & share them!
And, of course, being here in Austin, we can't forget the dogs! These puppy presents will definitely have tails wagging...
We're so glad that County Line Homeless Ministry shared this project with us!
The ATXAHH Warmth Drive continues! Temperatures will be dropping into the 40s next week for the first time this year, and it will only be getting colder in the coming months. About 1/3 of all people experiencing homelessness here in the Austin area won't be able to find shelter on a given night. We'd like to keep them warm! If you have any warm clothing - hats, scarves, gloves/mittens, coats, fleece or flannel shirts, sweats, thick socks - please email email@example.com, and we'll pick them up!
The Foundation Beyond Belief has announced their Humanists Care Challenge! They are hoping to raise $100,000 to continue their mission of humanist charitable giving. There's all sorts of cool prizes to win, and you can help ATXAHH win a mini-conference by dedicating your donation! Click here to donate. If you aren't able to donate, please share the Humanists Care Challenge with your family & friends, using the hashtag #HumanistsCare.
If you have a last-minute donation, email us and we'll pick it up! Not in the Austin area? Not a problem - check out our Amazon wish list. Your donation probably won't get here in time for the November giveaway, but it'll give us a leg up for the December giveaway!
We hope you have a wonderful weekend. See you Sunday!