Thursday, November 19, 2015

Conversations With UT Students

UT Tower. Photo by: Allison Fang
We've done several community conversations with student groups lately. We helped students share good and bad experiences at a mediation event recently. Keep it up!

I dream of student led responses to help homeless in Austin. That would be awesome (although I recommend learning through organizations that already serve the homeless for 18 months or so, so you learn quickly before leading your own efforts). 

I have noticed a recurring and encouraging pattern by UT students. It is true that many students have some type of negative encounters with homelessness in Austin. That's a shame, but it's undeniably true right now. And I'm glad people are sharing this information and sharing their feelings about this with one another. 

However, the response by so many students, after a negative encounter, is to try to learn more, to volunteer, and to put human faces onto the homeless situation. This builds healthy compassion! It's so awesome to watch! Also, consider volunteering next semester! 

Meanwhile, bring those socks on - Feet The Streets

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Christmas 2015 Slideshow For Fundraiser

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Flash Fundraiser! 

Our current donation stands at $1,425.

Our goal is to reach $4,180. 

You can still donate here

The video below shows much joy during the 2014 Christmas Party.