(Fund the) Mission Complete!

Caritas of Austin’s 2021 Words of Hope wrapped up last Thursday, September 30, and we want to extend a huge thank you to our community for helping raise over $325,000 through a virtual Fund the Mission campaign!

Cancelling our in-person event was a hard, but necessary, decision to make when COVID-19 continued to surge this summer. We couldn’t be more grateful to our presenting sponsor, Austin Subaru , who stuck with us through this big change. It is thanks to their support, plus the generosity of many other sponsors and donors, that we are able to end homelessness for even more Austinites.

“The Subaru brand is all about love, and that is what Caritas gives each day,” says Will Hardeman, owner of Austin Subaru. The philanthropic company has worked with over 100 local non-profits and organizations, and they have a long history of supporting Caritas of Austin.

Will Hardeman, owner of Austin Subaru

“Caritas of Austin’s mission is only possible with the support of this community,” says Hardeman. “Only together can we end homelessness, so we’d like to thank all of the sponsors who joined Austin Subaru -including our Champion Sponsors, ABC Home & Commercial Services and Alori Properties- for their dedication to this important work.”

You can watch Hardeman’s full closing message here.

Special thanks to everyone who donated to the Fund the Mission or purchased an auction item this month. Your support means you are a part of the solution to end homelessness for those experiencing homelessness, and help each person gain stability and build well-being.

Special Thanks to Our Fund the Mission Donors!

Abreu-Warach Charitable Trust
Theo Barnett
Laura and Kyndel Bennett
Gary Bischoping
Emily and Brian Blair
Carole Buckman
Karen Carlson
Harriett Choffel
Tim Crowley
Natalie Daigh
Erik Dithmer
David Eads
Tammy Edgerly
Suzanne and Ed Ellis
Andy and Karen Esparza
Emily and Bob Feiner
JP’s Peace Love and Happiness Foundation
Sherrie Frachtman
Rabbi Alan Freedman and Mrs. Lori Freedman
Larry Graham
Beth and Tom Granger
Lori Griggs
Michelle Gustafson
Denyse Hadley
Mike Haggerty
Paul Hansen
Ann and David Hart
Tracey Hime
Diane Humphreys
Lindsey Lamar
Christina Lane
Sheryl Mackey
Leah Marcks
John McGlothlin
Celeste Padilla
Maryann and Clarke Parris
Redbud Realty Partners
Michael Perez
William Pruitt
Sara and Dick Rathgeber
Nancy Reiter
Ben Rhem
Jose M. Roesset
Elyse Rosenberg
Jeri Saper
David Sheldon
Rudye McGlothlin and Jennifer Skiffington
Dawn Smith
Brian Storrer
Thomas Sultenfuss
Kristin Tanner
Mae Daniller & Phillip Varghese
Claudette Walker
Jo Webber
Milam and Greene Whiskey
Chris Whitt
John Wilbanks
Ryan Willett
Jonathan D. Wolfe

If you didn’t have a chance to participate in this year’s Fund the Mission event but still want to support our work, you can DONATE HERE.