Austin Puts The Giving Back In Thanksgiving

By Wendy Papasan | Things to Do in Austin

Nov 15

Volunteers in Austin are helping to pay it forward this Thanksgiving by partnering with the American Red Cross, Meals-on-Wheels, Habitat for Humanity and other local nonprofits. According to organizers, the annual community event is aimed at sharing various human resources and help programs in this Texas capital with those in need.

In fact, the Austin “Thanksgiving” charity drive is credited with delivering thousands of meals and food to Texans who are now unemployed, disabled or elderly. The people being served are viewed as being desperately in need of food and financial help at a time of the year when Americans are thankful for their country and its many blessings.

Austin Texas Charities

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Austin Charities

Another aspect of charity partnership in Austin is linked to the many good people in the region who regularly give food and other supplies to local charities for the less fortunate in their community. The Austin charity program features numerous local non-profits including:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • American Red Cross
  • Meals-On-Wheels

In general, volunteeers from these charities collect food in highly spirited and successful drives that involve going door-to-door to help local food banks with needed groceries that are freely given to the needy in time for Thanksgiving.

Habitat & Meals-On-Wheels

Habitat for Humanity’s famed “Build Program” in Austin is all about helping for the less fortunate during the Thanksgiving season.

For example, the Austin branch of Habitat also works with Austin’s Meals-On-Wheels program during this community wide charity effort for Thanksgiving.

This popular Austin non-profit organization also helps connect needy seniors and others in need with Meals-On-Wheels programs that not only helps deliver hot, nutritious Thanksgiving dinners, but daily food for homebound people in Austin who need help with food aid. In turn, Habitat for Humanity is focused on giving “every man, woman and child” the housing they deserve that is both affordable and safe.

For more information about Austin’s Habitat for Humanity – or how to give to Austin’s Meals-On-Wheels program – contact Austin’s Urban League at (512) 478-7186.

Central Texas Red Cross

At a time when the American Red Cross is busier than ever with this annual Thanksgiving food drive and other aid programs for the needy in Austin; there is a reminder from volunteers that the community is strong and proud because of many caring charities who go the extra mile to help others.

The central Texas chapter of the Red Cross is busy preparing for this annual time of Thanksgiving with lots of programs for volunteers to take part in as they cooperate in solidarity for this community charity effort. At the same time, the Red Cross is always ready to respond to local disasters when they occur in this very populated and diverse area of Texas.

For more information about contributing to the local Austin branch of the Red Cross call (512) 928-4371.

Overall, there are many thankful families in the Austin area who say they appreciate the many local non-profits that have their backs during the Thanksgiving season and throughout the year.

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