11.18.2014

'Tis the Season...

...to go shopping...to be jolly...to do good deeds. We're gearing up to do & be all three for our December 14th giveaway.

Thanks to all the donors and volunteers who helped with our November giveaway. Twenty-three volunteers helped 120 people stock up on basic living supplies.


We even had some musical accompaniment, thanks to Joe, one of the original founders of AHH.


Our next giveaway is Sunday, December 14th. Please mark your calendars to join us at 8:50 am. We usually need the most help at set up and break down so timeliness is next to GOODliness.

We always accept items on our donation list and we're looking for some particulars for this next giveaway:

  • lip balm (really important as cold temps arrive, chapped lips = cracked lips = no fun)
  • deodorant
  • winter gear for our Gettin' Knotty Guild's Warmth Drive (Psst...IKEA has some great blankets for $1.99 each)
  • thick men's socks
  • emergency blankets
  • personal first aid kits

Speaking of first aid kits, Dollar Tree and Target had some in stock over the weekend so check your local stores.  You can also make some first aid kits if you're so inclined. The important thing is to make sure each kit contains the same items and no medication (no aspirin, antacids, etc) because we do not distribute any medication of any kind.

Don't forget to remember to like our FaceBook page. A contest will be announced via FaceBook on Wednesday, November 19th!

11.13.2014

It's this Sunday!


Come on down Sunday morning, November 16th, for our next giveaway and spend 70 minutes doing good with us! It's a fast-paced, feel-good, fun time. It will be a cold morning, moreso because the highway overpass blocks the sun, so bundle up. 

Announcements and set up at 8:50.
Line opens at 9:00 sharp.
Wrap up by 10:00.

Some volunteers usually gather for brunch at the North Lamar Central Market patio immediately following the giveaway (weather permitting). Looking to donate some last minute items? With 100+ people coming through our line, every small donation adds up! Bring any of the following with you and deposit them at the pick up truck so we can log them before distribution: mini first aid kits, small tissue packs, travel size deodorant and lip balm.

November kicks off our Warm Wear drive, hosted by our very own Gettin' Knotty Guild. From now through the February giveaway, they'll distribute donated new or gently used (and washed) coats, hats, gloves, scarves and winter shoes to help people get through Austin's unpredictable winter months.  If you have something to donate, contact our Donations Coordinator to schedule a pick up. If you don't have any items but still want to spread the word, please share this PDF flyer with anyone and everyone who can help Keep Austin Warm this winter.