Bags of Hope
We bring hopes to the homeless community
A program to pack and deliver gift bags that contain essential items and snack foods to the homeless community by our youth and parent volunteers.
This is a program sponsored by ACAN.
Bags of Hope was meant as a way for us to deliver essential items to the homeless community. I was pretty involved throughout the whole process, from planning to buying items to packing and then distributing. As we were distributing bags, I was really surprised to see so many tents and felt very regretful that we couldn’t reach many of the homeless. Later on, I learned that many homeless from other cities, like Houston and San Antonio, are moving to Austin because we are the only city in Texas where camping is allowed. Many of them are even given free bus passes to come here. With more and more homeless moving over, I hope we can expand the Bags of Hope project so we can continue providing needed supplies to those in need.
These kids are so brave and beautiful!
Doris, ACAN Board of Director
What you are doing is impressive and heartwarming!
Michelle, ACAN Board of Director