National Coalition for the Homeless

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is November 10-18,
sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Around Austin

Sunday, November 11, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Red White & Blues 512
Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater 
Red, White & Blues 512 | House Our Heroes Blues Festival, a fundraiser created to help veterans experiencing homelessness, was founded by a small group of friends who were inspired by the collaborative efforts happening in Austin to end veteran homelessness. This year’s event features The Nightowls, Black Pumas, Shinyribs, and Samantha Fish. Don’t miss it!

Wednesday, November 14, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Community Conversation: Ending Youth Homelessness
Temple Beth Shalom, 7300 Hart Lane
Austin is ready to end youth homelessness together! Learn about our innovative new program at this Community Conversation and be part of the community-wide strategy to end youth homelessness. Speakers from Caritas of Austin, LifeWorks, and SAFE Alliance will share information about Austin’s Community Plan to End Youth Homelessness, answer your questions, and help you find ways to get involved. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so RSVP to save your seat!

Sunday, November 18
26th Annual Homeless Memorial Sunrise Service 
Vic Mathias Shores
We will read the names of all the homeless people who died in Austin over the past year at this one hour service. The Homeless Memorial is located at South First Street and Riverside Drive, 75 yards west of the Fanny Davis Gazebo and about 75 yards east of the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue. There should be plenty of parking at the parking area which you can access from 900 Riverside Drive. Once you park, simply walk to the river and turn left. You will see us gathering on the right at the Homeless Memorial.

Foundation for the Homeless Fundraiser

8th Annual Spirit of Compassion Awards
Saturday, November 19, 6:00 p.m.
Archer Hotel at the Domain

This awards ceremony recognizes donors, community leaders and business leaders who make a difference in our community. Spirit of Austin Honors donors who have modeled a spirit of generous giving to Foundation for the Homeless and other community organizations engaged in the fight against hunger, homelessness and poverty.

There is a good seed in every heart. Attend to it with compassion. Shower it with hope. Warm it with love. And it will grow and bloom abundantly for generations to come.