This Christmas season, we are again partnering with SAFE’s Sponsor a Family program. SAFE is a merger of Austin’s Children Shelter and SafePlace, a non-profit organization providing safety and counseling for families affected by domestic violence and abuse. Paper angels will be hanging from the garland in the Children’s Room hallway, holding the personal wishes of individuals living in SafePlace transitional housing or those served through its counseling program.
To participate, simply take an angel shopping with you and purchase the item listed on the back (suggested spend is $25-$50 per angel). Bring your unwrapped gift to the Sunday School’s gift-wrapping, hymn-and-carol-singing, lunch-and-Christmas-cookie-par
Join us as we paint Henry Acosta’s house as part of the iACT (Interfaith Action of Central Texas) Hands on Housing program. All are welcome! (Children 16 and under are not encouraged to attend). We will be working with the Olivet Baptist Church and the Shepherd of the Hills Christian Church.
Alex Carter, a Sunday School student at First Church Austin, is organizing this event for his National Leadership Council (NLC) capstone project. This event is also co-organized by Asher House, Austin and is part of the “Asher in Action” volunteer initiative.
Food and supplies will be provided.
WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 2017 — begins at 9:00am (can arrive/depart anytime between 9am and 4pm).
WHERE: 2011 Holly Street, Austin TX 78702
RSVP: Register at handsonhousing-oct28.eventbrite.com.
Also, please fill out THIS WAIVER.
(If you cannot fill it out online, there will be paper copies if necessary)
“iACT’s Hands on Housing utilizes volunteers and skilled professionals to repair the homes of senior citizens and disabled individuals who are living in deep poverty. Our goal is to keep our homeowners safe and help them remain in the homes and neighborhoods they love. We believe that repairing homes restores hope to those who need it most and changes the hearts of those who do the work. Hands on Housing is a transformational expression of compassion in action.”