18 Seasons, Hundreds of Lives Impacted

For 18 years, Austin Community Foundation has helped the Statesman connect its readers with families in need and the nonprofits that help them through their Season for Caring campaign. So far, 2017, generous folks from our community have donated over $280,000 through 851 individual donations to help the families in need for this year’s campaign.

Each year, a notable service delivery organization recommends a recipient family for the campaign. Each of the 12 families nominated have a unique challenge that never expected they would be forced to face. Some have been faced with unexpected illness and trauma, others face the reality of homelessness during the holidays.

Over its lifetime, the Foundation has helped Central Texans give more than $10 million in cash and in-kind goods and services to the campaign, affecting the lives of hundreds of recipient families. The program has accepted every sort of non-cash donation--autos, home makeovers, new dentures, a state-of-the-art prosthesis and much more.