Community Supporters'S ARCHIVE

  • This summer, ASA launched a partnership with the Financial Literacy Coalition of Central Texas (FLCCT) to offer free financial literacy workshops for clients. The workshops are designed to develop money management skills such as budgeting, tracking expenses, and creating personal plans to reach financial goals. I first learned about FLCCT through a job training organization […]

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  • This year marks the final Rubber Duck Party, an annual Octopus Club tradition. Set in an amazing house decked out in ducks, the event has been held for ten years running! We talked to Chris Sims, one of the event organizers about the history of the event: How did the Rubber Duck party get started? […]

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  • At the end of June, we were delighted to host a cooking demonstration from the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB). Mary Agnew, Nutrition Educator, with help from volunteer Lauren Garra, demonstrated a nutritious and easy recipe that ASA’s clients could cook with food they received from the Helping Hands Food Bank. “I thought this would […]

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  • This Spring, ASA said farewell to some of our longtime volunteers: Tom Wilmore and Linda McGee. Regular faces at the Food Bank, Tom and Linda will be missed! After receiving an award from ASA for their service, Linda sent us this blog post about their time here. My husband Tom and I volunteered at the […]

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  • In May, the Helping Hands Food Bank was fortunate to be a part of an amazing fundraiser by the United Court of Austin: The Leather and Lace Ball held at Bout Time 2. Julie Falchuk, the Food and Nutrition Services Manager, and Adam Rodriguez, the Food Bank Coordinator, both got to witness this awesome event […]

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  • During the final planning meeting for The Octopus Club’s fall 2013 fundraiser, OctoTea 18, club founder Lew Aldridge read aloud an email he received from a 21-year-old, straight, newly-HIV-positive man. The young man explained that he did not have enough money that month to pay for both his rent and for his HIV medicine. He […]

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