If you don't know Florence Ponziano from Florence's Comfort House, well, you should. Florence has made it her mission to take care of the children of Montopolis in Austin Texas. Montopolis is one of the lowest income areas of Austin, despite the creeping gentricfication. While our official mission is to support the children, Florence helps anyone who needs it, especially the local seniors and homeless (and in non-pandemic times, the kids learn about giving back by helping bring food and essentials to the seniors and homeless).
This year we have two needs. First, our normal need to provide back to school supplies to the kids. Second, this year Austin will be starting the school year virtually and not all of our kids have a computer or tablet at home. So this year we are raising money to buy school supplies (crayons, markers, notebooks, etc) and new clothes and shoes. Any excess money will go to buying books for the children and filling our food pantry as it never stays full for long.
Thank you for helping us take care of Montopolis and making sure the children there can continue their education in this difficult time.