The effects of Prop B were definitely in play for our October giveaway, as the artificial displacement caused a decentralization of the normal folks we serve each month. Nevertheless, we had 13 volunteers pre-pack 220 bags the day before and 17 volunteers to distribute items at our main locale under the I-35 bridge.
Thank you so much for all the volunteers that came out on September 4th and 5th. This was the 12th Anniversary of Austin AHH 🥳🥳🥳 12 volunteers showed up to pack 213 bags of aid the day before, and the 19-person distribution team crushed it the next day.
A wonderful hug to all the volunteers that came out this weekend for the pre-packing and distribution events. The pre-pack went so smoothly that we were finished in about half the time, with 245 bags going out for distribution.
To all the individual/family donors that have given support, we truly thank you!! Shout-out to the Atheist Community Of Austin, Foundation Beyond Belief, and the Freethinkers Association of Central Texas for helping us to secure items for this giveaway. Though they are still travelling abroad, a lovely nod to the I Support the Girls - Austin team for providing all of the hygiene supplies for this giveaway.