Tuesday, January 10, 2006

UPDATE!

we're busy.
the pantry is now open tuesdays and wednesdays from 10a- 2p and in need of more hands-on help than in the past. if you are interested in helping us, click here.

yes, we still need a mop and a flat screen tv to watch cspan in the morning. a french press would be great, too. 32oz.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

halloween





















so, it was halloween. we had a contest at the arc to see who was the best. it was me. i was a coach. take that, coworkers. it was stiff competition between linda mccartney, a beat poet, and a coach, but i came up on top.

here is a picture of emily, a case manager, on a past halloween when she decided to dress up for the holiday. she is the shorter one.

we work hard

look at these case managers plugging away for the greater good.

sara(H)?

jamie

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Dellicious

i knew last thursday that the volunteers that helped us did some incredible work, but i wasn't able to put it into perspective until this afternoon. there was what i'll describe as a concentration of appointments that came to the pantry within 15min of one another. with approximately 10 people in a 724 sq foot building, space was tight. so were supplies. what do i do?

pick up my handy map of the storage unit that last week's Dell volunteers drafted and graciously stroll over to the green bean section. within moments, i reemerge with a harvest of canned vegetables much to the appreciation of all served at the pantry. not only that, but during my brief expedition to the storage unit, pantry appointees were able to deftly pick through childrens clothing organized by size, sex, and color.

the Dell employees took the task of pantry volunteerism to a new level. they gutted our rooms and started from the floor up to create a clean, safe, and well- stocked pantry for whoever needs assistance. thanks for making it easier for us to operate & serve!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

NEED LIST

TOOTHPASTE
SOCKS, ADULT AND CHILDREN
UNDERWEAR, ADULT AND CHILDREN
SHAMPOO
LAUNDRY DETERGENT
MOP

Friday, September 02, 2005

answers to your questions, re: katrina

1) if you are making a donation to The Arc of the Capital Area, please write in the memo "Katrina Assistance" or "East Austin Family Pantry."

2) these funds will be spent locally on our clients. our many of our clients receive services through The Arc, Austin Travis County MHMR, Any Baby Can, and Ebenzer Baptist Church. our clients also include househoulds of our community where:
an individual or family member has no outside financial support
an individual or family member is temporarily out of work
an individual's or family member's primary source of income is SSI
an individual or family member qualifies for an E.C.I. program
an individual or family member is at or below poverty level

hurricane katrina victims will be served through this criteria.

with the bulk of dontations to the capital area food bank heading out of town, our clients are facing a major reduction in services. the hurricane victims who fled to austin have many outlets for support, including the pantry. with support heading out of town, our capacity to serve our regular client base plus hurricane victims is rapidly being challenged.

3) please take all donations to The Arc of the Capital Area offices at 2818 San Gabriel.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

we need help

now the blog turns up the sincerity a few notches.

we need help.

we are running low on food.

the capital area food bank is running low on supplies and directing the bulk of their stock to hurricane victims. that leaves us in a tight spot, especially for food items. we are seeing an increase in traffic through 1005 e. th from folks that had to relocate from our neighboring states just east of texas. it is here, people that have had their lives swept away are asking for our help.

for monitary contributions to help relieve us in this constricting time, donate here.

NEED LIST:

HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCTS
CANNED FRUIT
CANNED VEGETABLES
ANY CANNED FOOD ITEM
CAN OPENERS

WHATEVER YOU THINK COULD HELP

Friday, August 26, 2005

breakfast with the waltons

NEWS FLASH, DETAILS TO FOLLOW:
WAL-MART DONATES SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO THE PANTRY.