1.25.2016

Off to a Good Start in the New Year


Thank you to all who came and helped this month!  We were able to server 122 guests this month, with 32 volunteers donating their time to help others in need.  Thank you to all who came to help!

Looking for more ways that you can help?  Our friends at St. Andrews are always welcoming additional Cold Weather Shelter volunteers.  Want to help out when the weather gets dangerously cold?  Please contact Ed Kopas at edwardkopas@yahoo.com or 512-659-9880.

Want to contribute to the cause?  Please visit our donations page to find out how you can help meet their needs!

We look forward to seeing all of you again next month!

1.09.2016

What we need for January 17!

It's time for the first giveaway of 2016! 

We are continuing to collect items for the ATXAHH Warmth Drive. ECHO estimates that about 1/3 of all people experiencing homelessness do not have shelter on a given night. Sadly, in Travis County alone, that's well over 600 people. Do you have any hats, scarves, gloves, thick socks, thermals, sweats, or ponchos to help keep them warm? How about sleeping bags, blankets, or sleeping mats? We will be happy to hand out any warm items that you may have! Please email atxahhdonations@gmail.com to schedule a donation pick up.
If you'd like to print & post our flyers, please click here. 

The Foundation Beyond Belief's Humanists Care Challenge is going on right now! Why support the FBB & Humanists Care? Check out their video for 5 great reasons!
Please spread the word about the Humanists Care Challenge using the hashtag #humanistscare.

Call for volunteers! 
Austin ECHO needs 200 more volunteers to help with the 2016 Point In Time Count on January 23. To sign up or get more information, please visit their website.

The generous congregation at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church opens their doors to anyone needing shelter when the temperatures fall below freezing. They are in search of volunteers to serve dinner & stay overnight. If you are able to help, please contact Ed Kopas at edwardkopas@yahoo.com or 512-659-9880.

The ATXAHH Gettin' Knotty group is having their monthly meetup this Thursday, January 14. Come craft & chat with us! We meet in the cafe area of the Barnes & Noble in the Arboretum from 7 to 10 PM. Come when you can, leave when you must!
(Disclaimer: We have not had any Avengers at a GK meetup. Yet.)



Red Light (we don't need any more of these items right now):
Tampons
Soap/Body wash
Hair elastics
Shampoo
Women's socks 
Women's underwear

Yellow Light (we probably have enough of these items to get through the giveaway, but a few more wouldn't hurt):
Chapstick
Lotion
Combs/brushes
Dental products - toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss/floss picks
Conditioner
Emergency blankets
Hand warmers
Razors
Kleenex
Cotton balls & q-tips

Green Light (we really need these items!):
Pads & pantiliners
First aid kits
Nail clippers
Toilet paper
Deodorant
Notepads & pens
Hand sanitizer
Body wipes
Men's socks
Men's underwear

We could also use plastic bags! We go through a lot of them at our giveaways.

If you have any of these items, we'll be happy to pick them up! We have volunteers from Kyle to Cedar Park and everywhere in between. Please email atxahhdonations@gmail.com to schedule a pick up.
If you're not sure what to donate or you prefer to order online, check out our Amazon wish list. Your donation will be sent directly to us. (Helpful hint: If you click Sort By: Priority, the wish list will be sorted to match the traffic light shopping guide. High Priority = Green Light, Medium Priority = Yellow Light, and Low Priority = Red Light.)
Thanks for reading! Happy Saturday!