Host a Community Event

We believe in working together to end homelessness. Your event can make a difference.

During this time amidst Coronavirus (COVID-19), we need community support. As we continue to house, feed and employ our clients, your helping hands are vital to our organization’s mission. See below for ways you can get involved during COVID-19:

  • Assemble Care Kits – socks, hand sanitizer (or some alternative), water bottles, Emergen-C, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap – all kits can be dropped off at our downtown location (611 Neches St.) for Caritas of Austin employees to distribute
  • Host a Food Drive for non-perishable items – please see our Wish List for items that are needed
  • Host a Hygiene Drive for urgently needed COVID-19 items: please see our Wish List for items that are needed

Ready to get started? Complete this form and someone from the Caritas of Austin team will follow up promptly.

Contact Emily Lewis at or 512-646-1268 with your ideas and questions.

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Community Events FAQs

We will leave the production and promotion of the event to you. However, we love sharing news about community events on our website and social media channels. Provide an image, flyer, and any relevant hashtags, and we will be happy to help get the word out!

There are many ways your event can benefit Caritas of Austin. A donation bucket or percent of your proceeds is one way, but we've also partnered with food drives and gift card drives that provide a direct and impactful benefit to the people we serve. Events that raise awareness are also a wonderful way to build community support around the issues we address.

Caritas of Austin will decline partnership for any event that is associated with an organization or activity incompatible with our mission, or which is in support of or opposition to any political candidate or political party.

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Donate To Our Wish List

Your donated items help welcome home individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness in Austin. See what's on our Wish List.

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We Are Still Here and Need Your Support

We’ve adjusted how we provide services but we are still here to provide housing, food and employment. Many of our clients have an urgent need for additional support and we need your help.

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