Texas Reach Out is still in need of donations for Thanksgiving dinner for three of our homes: Timothy, Joshua, and John. Here is a list of what is needed:
Timothy House (3 Residents)
Joshua House (4 Residents)
John House (5 Residents)
Meals can be delivered directly to the TROM Houses the week of Thanksgiving. Due to COVID-19, we can set up for contactless delivery to the house or to the TROM Office if that is more comfortable for you.
Please let us know what day/time you would like to drop off the meal so we can coordinate accordingly. You can call us at 512.291.0921 (M-F, 9-5), or email us at email@example.com.
City School has identified seven families that attend their school that are in great need due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. These families were already experiencing low-income/high need before the pandemic and have seen their income significantly reduced as a result of the current situation. The All Saints Missions Committee would like to raise $1,000 per family and has pledged to match funds up to $3,500. Make a contribution to the fund for City School families in need here (choose "mission" fund and sub-fund "City School").
Texas Reach Out Ministries
*UPDATE: Texas Reach-Out is in need of 33 $30 gift cards to Walmart. Please mail them to Texas Reach Out Ministry, PO Box 17006, Austin TX 78760.
Texas Reach Out Ministries serves men and women who have recently left the prison system. They function as a stepping stone to help these men and women find healthy ways back into society. A significant portion of their annual funding comes from rent their members pay to live in one of their houses, but with the COVID 19 pandemic causing many people to lose their jobs they have seen many people unable to pay their rent. TROM has allowed them to live for free during this time period in order to help them out. They are also in need of gift cards to Walmart for $30 each as a means to help some of their men and women who have been laid off and have no means of income. Please consider either a one time donation or purchasing gifts cards to Walmart. If you are able to donate visit their webpage here.
Side By Side Kids serves some of the most in-need families in the city of Austin. Since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the city of Austin, SBSK has lost its ability to hold its spring fundraisers, creating substantial financial struggles for the organization. They continue to serve the families to whom they have ministered for many years, but could really use our help -- either by making a monetary donation or by creating care packages for the families they serve (contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Source for Women
* UPDATE: The Source is raising $5,000 to help the women they serve with basic needs such as food and rent. Donate here.
The clients of our local ministry partner, The Source for Women, are in desperate need of diapers and wipes, particularly sizes 4-6 diapers. If you missed the drop-off days, you may donate via their Amazon Wishlist and supplies will be delivered directly to The Source. They are also trying to raise $5,000 to assist clients with the purchase of food and other essentials.
* UPDATE: ADRN is in need of help organizing and cleaning their supply warehouse. Sign up to help here.
Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is coordinating a city-wide response to Coronavirus on several different fronts.
- Safety Mask Production Volunteers to produce DIY cloth masks to distribute to those in need. Help round up materials, cut cloth, or sew it together. Fine more iore info here.
- Personal Protection Supply Drive. More info including list of supplies and drop-off info here.
- Supply Drive Volunteers to sort and distribute donations. Protective gear is supplied. Find more info here.
- Prayer Hotline Operators (*including 20 people fluent in Spanish*). Find more info on training and volunteering here.
Like so many other unprecedented things right now, the Central Texas Food Bank is experiencing unprecedented demand as they work to provide food to those in need in the Austin area. There are several ways you can help out from donating to volunteering. Read more about how to help here.
Supporting our Neighbors
The students and families in our ESL ministry are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in ways that many of us may not be experiencing ourselves. Our ESL leaders and volunteers are working faithfully to support this part of our community. To find out more about how you can help alleviate the burden on these families, contact Matt Ziehr.
Are you willing to assist the diaconate (deacons and deaconesses) with needs of our community?
- Grocery deliveries
- Pharmacy deliveries
Contact Kara to be added to our list of available volunteers.
Are you willing to connect with members of our community in the following ways?
- Technology assistance (for live streaming, video conferencing, etc.)
- Phone calls
- Video calls
Contact Sonya for specific needs.