These are very different and scary times happening, both for the safety of volunteers and the friends and neighbors whom we serve every month. We will only have a handful of folks that, rather than working the normal tables, will pack ziplock bags/plastic bags with supplies and distribute them individually.
If you'd like the opportunity to join, are not currently sick nor in one of the at-risk populations that the CDC has identified for Covid-19 (nor are you regularly interacting with someone who is in that group), you can email Info@AustinAHH.org or text us at 22-HelpOut-2. If we are already set with volunteers, no worries, but we must confirm that you can attend in order for you to come out.
Thanks so much for your understanding during this time as we adapt to the situation as it develops.
Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless
www.AustinAHH.org / www.atheists.help
Phone/Text: 22-HelpOut-2 (2243576882)
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.
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.