Notes & Noticias: Why I’m Thankful

Dear Friends,

We have much to be thankful for this year, despite the hardships that many in our community have faced in the aftermath of the recent flooding.

I am thankful for everyone who donated to Monday’s Give-A-Thon to support the Austin Giving Alliance.

So far, your generous support has helped raise over $95,000.

I’m also thankful for the many volunteers who gave their time to answer the phones on Monday, and everyone who helped spread the word about these efforts to help members of our community in need.

A Legacy of Giving

Tuesday, I joined the Austin non-profit A Legacy of Giving for their annual day of service, in which students from local schools collect canned foods and coats for the less fortunate.

A Legacy of Giving is designed to raise a new generation of philanthropists in Central Texas. It’s a wonderful effort, and I was thankful to participate and speak with the students involved about their experiences in the program.

Thanks to everyone who donated in support of this program, and to all of the young Austinites who are already working to make our community a better place.

Sunday: Flood Aid Concert

Efforts to support the recovery in East Austin continue. This Sunday, the Austin Relief Alliance is holding a fundraising concert in Fiesta Gardens Park.

Admission is only $5, and the music will last from 12:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. It’s a great family event with food and great music.

It should be a great event, so please make an effort to attend.

In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, friends, or whomever you choose to celebrate today with.

We all have much to be thankful for this year. I am thankful for the privilege of serving our community, and look forward to continuing this work to make District 51 the best place to live and work.