Love Box Leader Q&A: Tonya
by Austin Angels on December 7th, 2017
What brought you to the Love Box program? I have been involved with Austin Angels since 2009. My family has participated in many events over the years and my two boys have often joined me. Life was busy raising two active boys and working full-time so monthly or quarterly events worked well with our schedule. In September 2016, circumstances allowed me to take a break from full-time work. I sudde...  Read More
A Love Box Leader's Journey - Marcela
by Austin Angels on November 30th, 2017
I moved to the United States 12 years ago. I was born and raised in Colombia, and like a lot of Hispanic families, we were very close, as well as close to our neighbors. As a child, my parents often helped people in need, such as members of our extended family that went through difficult financial times. My grandmother owned a farm and would give produce from the farm to neighbors who were going t...  Read More
So you decided to be a Love Box leader...
by Austin Angels on November 16th, 2017
Congratulations! You have decided to join the mission of Austin Angels and become a Love Box Leader. I know, I know, you feel you have spent too much time questioning yourself.  You pressed repeat on the loop of excuses of why you shouldn’t and couldn’t volunteer. The loudest voice in your head wondering how in the world little ol’ you could make an impact in a stranger’s life, much less the life ...  Read More
September Newsletter to Love Box Leaders
by Austin Angels on September 2nd, 2017
For many of us Austin Angels was our first exposure to foster care and its brokenness. Once our eyes were opened and we learned about the sad reality these kids face everyday we couldn't sit back anymore. We had to stand up. Everyone stands for something.  At Austin Angels we stand FOR creating sustainable change in the foster care system. The Love Box Program is a really wonderful solution to tu...  Read More
As one door closes, another opens!
by Austin Angels on August 22nd, 2017
This summer has flown by with all the exciting happenings here at Austin Angels. We launched our very first annual Dare to Dream Luncheon, gathered passes and coupons from local businesses to bless our families with summer fun packs, took a group of families in our program on an overnight camping retreat, threw an amazing baby shower for Lisa, and made several new partnerships! None of these accom...  Read More
Lisa's Baby Shower Recap
by Austin Angels on July 21st, 2017
Type your new text here. On Sunday afternoon about twenty ladies gathered to bless former foster care child, Lisa Howell, with all of the essentials she will need to welcome her baby boy Tazio next month! Lisa was overwhelmed with the generosity of all those who donated to the shower, and began tearing up on the very first gift. It was truly a lovely afternoon, filled with conversation, laughter, ...  Read More
Welcome summer interns 2017!
by Austin Angels on June 16th, 2017
Our goal at Austin Angels is to improve the lives of all children in the foster system. We are so blessed to have these amazing interns on our team and we cannot wait to see all the things that they will accomplish this semester.
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June Love Box Newsletter
by Austin Angels on June 2nd, 2017
We want to take a minute to celebrate YOU! Since January we have matched 26 new love box groups, launched a new mentorship program, built new partnerships, hired staff, and encouraged love box groups in their volunteer journey. We know we couldn't do this alone and have been thrilled by your engagement to spread the mission of Austin Angels. Keep loving your families well and never lose sight of t...  Read More
A night we'll never forget! - Ladies Night Out
by Austin Angels on May 26th, 2017
Our ladies at Lavish Leathers and The Stitch Shoppe did it again…

They threw another absolutely stunning event in our honor last week. There was music all around. Delicious food. Abundant drinks. Stimulating conversations. Intense silent auction battles. And we are so grateful for the amazing photographer that was able to capture it all. Check out the photos below! 

Surpassing their goal of raising

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The Power of Partnership
by Austin Angels on April 22nd, 2017
We are honored to announce our latest partnership with the inspirational company Zymbol! The Short family created Zymbol, which is a line of unique jewelry based around ONE design that contains every letter of the alphabet and every number hidden within. What is so unique about the zymbol is that any woman, man, or child can use it as a tool for encouragement, positive affirmation, a thankful thou...  Read More
Calling All Angels
by Austin Angels on April 20th, 2017
Angels meet Lisa.

Lisa is one of the most remarkable young adults I have ever met. She is driven, determined and passionately committed to raising her son with dignity and love. 

Lisa was removed from her home when she was 9 years old, and like many children in the foster care system Lisa went from home to home.

When I was talking to Lisa I asked her how many homes total she had been in before

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The End of a Chapter
by Austin Angels on April 19th, 2017
The last few months have been packed full of activities, meetings, and intentionality. This time has been so much fun to be a part of. We have been so blessed with all of the support and outreach from our community, our volunteers, Love Box leaders and Angel Ambassadors. You are the heroes of Austin Angels! And for that, we thank you!

We also wanted to take a moment to share our love for our incr

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