We tabled for Austin AHH on May 4, 2019. There were soooooo many families that came up to the table. While kids focused on coloring or doing little activities, adults and parents talked about the the atheist community in Austin, upcoming volunteer activities (including the giveaway the following day), and more information about what we do.
People were incredibly receptive and, at times, our tables were completely full with kids and their guardians!! It is definitely something that we will look into doing in the future.
We hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!!
Here's just a few announcements:
• For those that have been asking or want to send supplies to Puerto Rico (PR) via Ateístas de Puerto Rico (APR), we have been advised that the current situation with theft occurrences at the port, with shipping containers, etc. has made sending items directly a tenuous method. Therefore, at least for now, if you'd like to help, you can make a tax-deductible donation at AidPR.org. Though their official disaster fundraiser has ended raising over $22,000 (*woot*), this relief effort will be for the long haul and you should see the link towards the bottom to donate to APR. APR is buying items directly in PR and distributing them with the help of APR volunteers directly to severely affected communities and people.
Hey hey, everyone!!!! So our inventory has been completed and we've updated both our website for the next giveaway, AustinAHH.org/Next , and Amazon wishlist, a.co/7gs7evW, with what is needed.
November 12th is our next giveaway date which gives us just over 2 weeks to pull together that make it a success. As was mentioned in the last blog post recapping October's giveaway, some of the special items that were requested are things like reading glasses (+2.75 strength or higher), coats/jackets, and backpacks (even used ones will work provided it is not full of holes).
If you have more ideas or any questions, please comment below. We'd love to hear them.
Your friendly, Austin AHH Coordinator, Phil
Note: Giveaway recaps included on this blog will extend back to late 2016. For earlier giveaways, please visit our Facebook page, where you can scroll down to your heart's content.