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Chapter Highlights

Programs in Service to our Community
June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016

Number
of clients
served:
35,954

Number of
Volunteer
Hours:
68,960

Assault Survivors Kits (ASK) moved to Dell Children’s Hospital. Assistance League is now providing clothing and comfort items to child and adolescent assault survivors examined at the hospital.

Scholarships mentored 56 students, a record number. Included in that number were 16 who graduated from Austin Community College.

Bus With Us hosted 1,060 seniors on day trips that included lunch.  The Lake Austin Riverboat trips and the Alamo Drafthouse outings were great favorites.

Fresh Start gave 40 young people exiting the foster care system life kits to help them transition to their next stage of life.  The individualized kits included microwave ovens, linens, kitchen items, etc.  Assistance League helped sponsor a graduation party for seniors, providing many of the college bound students with laptop computers.

Operation School Bell dressed our 80,000th child this year. OSB is now serving Del Valle and Manor Independent School Districts in addition to Austin ISD. One hundred ninety three members worked in this program and assured 6,755 students would attend school looking their best. This figure included 3,908 clothed in-house, 1,591 from Teen Outfitters Project and 1,256 through Uniform Closets. This was a record total.
Operation Wish List (OWL) served students, faculty and staff members at Allison and Pecan Springs Elementary Schools. Faculty at Allison wished for items that would enhance the educational experience for their students. OWL made many of those wishes come true. Pecan Springs was the focus of our new initiative to provide books to PreK students and their younger siblings. End of year windfall money will purchase books for school libraries and the summer reading programs.

Outreach provided $50 gift cards to twenty teachers at Palm Elementary School to help them replace damaged items after the October floods.

Toy Cart served 22,005 patients and their visitors, providing toys, games, books, and magazines. Our Crafts Committee provided hand-created caps, booties, blankets and pillow cases to be distributed.

Waste Not passed on goods not able to be sold in THRIFT HOUSE to other 501(c)(3) agencies. The value of those items was $2,935.