Last year we donated Christmas gifts to a family as part of LifeWorks Project Holiday Help, which I wrote about here. I got the idea sometime last October and was really looking forward to helping again this year too… Well, life happened and I kind of forgot to sign up until it was too late! Fortunately, ALL of the families in need this year have been matched and have a sponsor family already! Although I wanted to sponsor a family again this year, I’m glad all families have been matched!
I wanted to mention another way YOU can help out this year as well! LifeWorks could still use help in other donation drives(taken from LifeWorks website):
- Holiday Gift Card Drive
Even a small gift of a $25 HEB gift card can make a huge impact. Gift cards are one of our greatest needs on an on-going basis from nearby stores like HEB, Target and Walmart. If a client arrives to LifeWorks in crisis, experiencing hunger, or needing basic personal items, a case manager can go shopping with them same day to pick out the items they need most. Around the holidays, we like to have extra gift cards on hand for new clients and families that missed the sponsorship deadline.
- Backpack/Sleeping Bag Drive
LifeWorks Street Outreach program works with homeless youth living on the streets of Austin. During the holidays, we provide them with backpacks, sleeping bags, blankets, clothing, and other supplies to keep them safe and warm. Organizing a backpack/sleeping bag drive is a great group project for a community group or organization.
If you feel compelled to help or donate a Holiday gift card, click here and fill out the form online. You’ll be able to schedule a time for drop off.
If you’d like to donate a Backpack/Sleeping bag, click here and fill out the form online. You’ll be able to schedule a time for drop off.
There are two locations for drop off:
- East: 835 N. Pleasant Valley, Austin, TX 78702.
- South: 3700 S. 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704.
LifeWorks makes donating seamless and stress free. I highly recommend the Project Holiday Help donation drive. Let me know if you have any questions about my experience, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with donation questions.
Tis the season to be giving!