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Rain or shine – our volunteers are committed to giving back!

Despite the stormy weather, we still had a fantastic turnout for Fall Day of Caring on Friday – one of the annual volunteering days we manage through our Hands On Central Texas program. More than 900 volunteers attended and worked on 30+ projects to make Austin greater!

Local employers, including ABC Home & Commercial, H-E-B, Kerbey Lane and IBM lent a hand as their employees spent Friday giving back to Greater Austin. Volunteers contributed to many projects, including preparing afterschool program materials, making soup bowls from clay and numerous beautification projects. Through their work, volunteers completed an estimated 2,700 hours of service, the equivalent of $60,939 in labor costs.

Here’s what you guys are saying about the experience:

Our volunteers stuck it out through the rain – enjoying the appreciation lunch with local food and music, and keeping high spirits. Thanks to everyone who came out and all the great local organizations and businesses that helped us make Austin greater! 

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