Hurricane Harvey Welcome Kit

6000 evacuees are coming to Austin and Austin Disaster Relief Network needs 5,000 to 6,000 welcome kits to distribute to shelter occupants in Austin.
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Hurricane Harvey Welcome Kit

As you know Hurricane Harvey hit Texas wrecking havoc on our coastal cities and especially Houston, Rockport, and Port Aransas. There are many ways to help contribute by either donating or volunteering or even dining at our local restaurants in Austin that are raising proceeds.

SEE ALSO: Here Are Ways You Can Help People During Hurricane Harvey – Texas Monthly

 

I’m making a welcome kit for Harvey evacuees coming to Austin. Find out how to make your own at mayoradler.com.

Posted by Austin Mayor Steve Adler on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

 

When Mayor Adler posted this video asking us to make welcome kits for Harvey evacuees coming to Austin, I was inspired to help out and make mini care packages! 6000 evacuees are coming to Austin and Austin Disaster Relief Network needs 5,000 to 6,000 welcome kits to distribute to shelter occupants in Austin. Here’s more information: mayoradler.com

 

Hurricane Harvey Welcome Kit

HURRICANE HARVEY MINI WELCOME KIT ITEMS

  • New washcloth
  • Soap
  • Tissue
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine products
  • Shampoo
  • Comb
  • A note of encouragement
  • (Optional) Snacks like energy bars, granola bars, nuts, etc
  • (Optional) Free meal or coffee in Austin – I thought it would be nice if our new visitors could have a hot meal or coffee while they’re in town so I’ve reached out to my restaurant contacts for donations!

 

HOW TO CREATE A WELCOME KIT:

Get a reusable bag(s) or plastic container with a lid and fill the container with listed items

Drop your donation off at:

Hope Family Thrift Store
1122 E 51st Street
Austin, Texas 78723
Mon-Sat, 10AM-5PM

360 Warehouse
1905 South Capitol of TX Highway
Austin TX 78746
HOURS: Monday – Saturday from 10am to 5pm

The Connection Church
1235 South Loop 4
Buda TX, 78610
HOURS: Monday-Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Sunday from 9am to 1pm

Celebration Distribution Center
601 Westinghouse Rd.
Georgetown TX 78626
HOURS: Monday – Sunday from 9am to 8pm

 

Hurricane Harvey Welcome Kit

 

INTERESTED IN HELPING?

A lot of you guys have reached out to me wanting to help out and we’d love to have your help!

Kristin of Food Fash, April, and I are collecting items to create care packages for Harvey evacuees. I have reached out to my hotel and restaurant partners to ask for donations but we’d love your help! We’re looking for:

  • Mini deodorant – travel size or individual wipes
  • Feminine products
  • Shampoo – travel size
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste – travel size

 

BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE BUSINESSES THAT HAVE GENEROUSLY DONATED:

BIG THANK YOU FOR THOSE WHO HAVE HELPED DONATE:

 

UPDATE: SO MANY OF YOU HAVE ASKED IF YOU CAN ORDER AMAZON ITEMS AND SHIP TO ME:

Here are the exact items we are looking for since they’re the most cost effective:

Freshmint Toothpaste
Deodorant
Toothbrushes
Soap

Email me for my shipping address: jane@atasteofkoko.com

Some of you have also generously offered to donate money so we can buy items! Even if you want to drop off a couple boxes of snacks or a box of deodorant that would be helpful! Please email me at jane@atasteofkoko.com for donations.


AUSTIN RESTAURANTS DONATING TO HARVEY RELIEF

 

WRIGHT BROS. BREW & BREW

Brew & Brew is donating $1 from all beers sold and on-site bagel spot Rosen’s is donating a dollar for every sandwich sold this week.

 

JO’S COFFEE

This Sunday 9/3, all Jo’s Coffee locations will be donating 10% of sales to Circle of Health to provide emergency services to mothers and babies in need in South Texas disaster areas.

 

LICK ICE CREAMS

Lick Honest Ice Creams is donating 100% of proceeds from their Texas Sheet Cake pints sold at all of their Austin + San Antonio shops to the American Red Cross.

 

SWIFT’S ATTIC + WU CHOW

Swift’s Attic and Wu Chow will be opening for a special dinner on Sunday, and donating 100% of our proceeds from Brunch and Dinner to a Hurricane Harvey Relief fund housed by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

 

HOPDODDY

From September 4 – 5, all sales from Goodnight/Good Cause Burger ($8.25-$9.25 each) will be donated and Tito’s Handmade Vodka will donate $1, up to $10,000, for every drink Hopdoddy Burger Bar sells made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

All September long, all Hopdoddy Burger Bar location will donate $1 from Goodnight/Good Cause burger to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

 

BANGER’S

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden is throwing a special Smoke Out Saturday, September 2nd from 11 am – 11 pm to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and along the Gulf Coast. All proceeds from the Smoke Out plates and beers from the Houston breweries listed below will be donated t o Global Giving’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to help with relief efforts.

 

SNOOZE

On Bacon Day, September 2, Snooze will donate 10% of sales from all Texas locations on Saturday, September 2nd to the Houston Food Bank to assist in their efforts to provide food and shelter for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. This year, Snooze’s bacon-specific specials include: a bacon pancake (Wake Me Up Before You Oink Oink Pancake), a bacon benny (Farmhouse BLT Benny), and a bacon cocktail (Bacon Bomber).

On Friday, September 8, Snooze will also donate 10% of sales Snooze-wide to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, the fund will provide relief services for victims that have been affected by the recent floods.

 

BOILER NINE

To support those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Boiler Nine will donate a portion of Happy Hour proceeds to the American Red Cross from Monday, August 28 – Thursday, August 31.

 

JACOBY’S

Jacoby Restaurant Group is donating $2 from every burger, Melvin Mule, picadillo taco, and Grizz Mizz sold from both Jacoby’s and Grizzelda’s to the Red Cross.

 

KYOTEN

Kyoten is donating $40 for each dinner guest served between Wednesday, August 30 through Sunday, September 10 to Houston Texan football player JJ Watt’s hurricane recovery fund for the city.

 

HOOVER’S COOKING

Hoover’s Cooking is donating all happy hour drink sales (4 – 7 pm) to Salvation Army and the Greater Austin Restaurant Association’s hurricane fundraising efforts.

 

BUFALINA

Bufalina and Bufalina Due are both donating margherita pie sales on August 30 to the Houston Food Bank.

 

OASTHOUSE

Oasthouse Kitchen and Bar is donating all earnings from service on Thursday, August 31 towards the Red Cross.

 

BATCH

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches is hosting a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fundraiser benefiting the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund on Saturday, September 2 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Batch will be offering a special “Hatch Recovery Kolache” made with Micklethwait’s Craft Meats’ pulled pork shoulder, hatch green chili, and cheese; and a special keg of Yellow Rose IPA from Lone Pint Brewery in Houston. All proceeds from this special keg and kolache will be donated directly to the Red Cross.

 

DEEP EDDY VODKA

On Saturday, September 2nd, Deep Eddy Vodka will be donating every dollar spent in the Tasting Room to the Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross. Deep Eddy Vodka will also be accepting donations for Hurricane Harvey relief every day from 11:00am – 7:00pm starting Thursday, August 31st until Friday, September 8th. After which, donations will continue to be collected for the foreseeable future during Tasting Room hours.

 

SEE MORE: Austin Restaurants Are Helping With Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts – Eater Austin


AUSTIN BUSINESSES DONATING TO HARVEY RELIEF

 

TEXAS MONTHLY

Subscribe between now and Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m. and Texas Monthly will send 100 percent of the proceeds to Harvey relief efforts. Subscribe here

 

AUSTIN BAKES

Austin-wide bake sale fundraiser, Austin Bakes, is baking to raise funds and collect needed supplies for our neighbors in and around Houston and on the Texas coast on Sept 16 with locations around Austin. Monetary donations and emergency supplies will be collected at sale locations and distributed to local relief organizations. Sign up to help volunteer

 

SOUL CYCLE

Soul Cycle is rallying support with Houston Relief Rides across all of their U.S. studios by donating 100% of proceeds from these rides to organizations helping with Harvey Disaster Relief.

 

GOODPOP

GoodPop will use $1 from every freezer pop case sold through the end of September towards buying food and supplies for Houston.

 

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE

Alamo Drafthouse is donating $1 from every movie ticket sold at all Austin locations to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts on Sunday, Sept 3.

 

THE BURLAP BAG

The Burlap Bag is donating 100% of proceeds from their two new limited edition candles to Hurricane Harvey relief. Shop here

 

MINT & MAPLE

Mint & Maple is donating 100% of proceeds from their watercolor Texas digital download print for $5.ALL proceeds are going to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey aid. Shop here

 

YETI

Yeti is donating 100% of YETI.com and YETI Flagship sales this Friday, September 1st, to fund Hurricane Harvey relief organizations.