New name, new website, same mission.


New name, new website, same mission.

We are proud to announce Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless is changing our name to Austin Humanists at Work.  Why are we doing this?

There are many reasons why we changed our name. First, the old name was extremely long and was a borderline tongue twister. Second, we felt the term “homeless” in the name didn’t truly represent every person who comes through our line. We also help those who have fallen on hard times and just need a little help from their community. Third, we are a group that has grown to include people from all walks of life. Volunteers include people who are atheists, agnostic, secular, freethinkers and even those who are theists. Inclusivity has made us grow stronger and more organized. While we are still very proud of who we are and where we started, we want to grow with our community and show all humans can truly help others without labels at all. We are genuinely helping because we love our city and want to help in any way we can. Lastly, we are still the same group of people who are very proud and thankful for all who have kept this organization going.

Contact or follow us here, here, here, & here:
Website:  www.austinhumanistsatwork.org
Email: info@austinhumanistsatwork.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/atxhaw
Twitter: @atxhaw
Instagram: www.instagram.com/atxhaw/

Check out our Amazon wish list:


What We Need For March 27!

It's almost time for the third giveaway of 2016! 

The ATXAHH Gettin' Knotty Group is meeting this Thursday, March 24, at the Barnes & Noble in the Arboretum.
If you knit, crochet, or would like to learn, come join us! We'll be there from 7 - 10 PM. Come when you can, leave when you must!

If yarn crafts aren't your thing, or you'd like to do lots of creative things this month, join our Beyond the Basics crew in making Because You Matter bags! These bags are meant to include a little something special that goes beyond what we give away each month. Suggestions include: flashlights, gum, candy, non-perishable snacks, crossword or activity books, and playing cards. Then decorate them up! Drawings, inspirational quotes, jokes... the possibilities are endless!

What do we need the most this month?

Red Light (we don't need any more of these items right now):
Soap & body wash
Hair elastics
Cotton balls & q-tips
Women's underwear
Women's socks
Combs & brushes

Yellow Light (we probably have enough of these items, but a few more wouldn't hurt):
Nail clippers
Dental floss
Emergency blankets
Hand warmers
Lip balm
Toilet paper

Green Light (we really need these items!):
Men's underwear
Men's socks
First aid kits
*Hand sanitizer
*Insect repellent
*Body wipes

*means that we are completely out of these items!

A note about clothing donations: We have noticed that certain types of clothing, specifically business & dressier clothes, aren't getting taken at our giveaways very often. We are now asking that those types of clothing be donated to Dress For Success Austin or Lisa's Hope Chest.

If you have a donation that you'd like for us to pick up, please email atxahhdonations@gmail.com. We have volunteers all over the Austin area that will be happy to make arrangements that work with your schedule. 
If you're not in the Austin area, or prefer to order your donation online, please visit our Amazon wish list. If you click Filter & Sort, then Priority, the list will match the traffic light guide: High Priority = Green Light, Medium Priority = Yellow Light, and Low Priority = Red Light.

We hope you have a great week! See you on the 27th!