GWIL2015 Nonprofit Profile: Friends Foundation Reply

Week of Online Giving 2015 April 19-26

Week of Online Giving 2015
April 19-26

The 2015 Givin’ Where I’m Livin’ (GWIL) campaign provides support and publicity for local non-profit charitable organizations competing for GWIL matching funds during the campaign’s Week of Online Giving, April 19-26. Around Dripping Springs is pleased to feature this series of GWIL non-profit profiles to help publicize their unique missions to the community. We invite you to get to know these wonderful organizers and learn more about the important work they are each doing to enrich our community. Please share their stories, and be sure to donate to your favorite during the Week of Online Giving! Learn more at: http://www.GivinWhereImLivin.org

NOW MEET THE FRIENDS FOUNDATION:

HOW AND WHY WAS YOUR ORGANIZATION FOUNDED?TheFriendsFou ndation

The Friends Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization formed in 2003, is committed to helping the elderly in the greater Dripping Springs area. Patti Clark serves as President of The Friends Foundation.

WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY MISSION?

We strive to enhance the quality of life for our area seniors by providing financial assistance and special programs, whether in a nursing home, an independent living center, or their own home.

imgres-1WHAT HAPPENS IN THE COMMUNITY THROUGH YOUR ORGANIZATION’S EFFORTS?

Our Daily Bread, a three day a week hot meal home delivery program, has served over 31,000 hot meals to the home bound elderly in the last eight years. The meals are prepared at Hill Country Care and are appropriate for each client’s dietary needs. It is not only the meal but the friendly face and a moment of personal visiting that is important to our clients. More…

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GWIL2015 Nonprofit Profile: Springs Family YMCA Reply

Week of Online Giving 2015 April 19-26

Week of Online Giving 2015
April 19-26

The 2015 Givin’ Where I’m Livin’ (GWIL) campaign provides support and publicity for local non-profit charitable organizations competing for GWIL matching funds during the campaign’s Week of Online Giving, April 19-26. Around Dripping Springs is pleased to feature this series of GWIL non-profit profiles to help publicize their unique missions to the community. We invite you to get to know these wonderful organizers and learn more about the important work they are each doing to enrich our community. Please share their stories, and be sure to donate to your favorite during the Week of Online Giving! Learn more at: http://www.GivinWhereImLivin.org

NOW MEET THE SPRINGS FAMILY YMCA WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JASON DANIEL:

WHEN WAS YOUR ORGANIZATION FOUNDED?
We have been operating in Dripping Springs since 2007. We are a part of the YMCA of Austin which was founded in 1953. Our Springs Family YMCA
Executive Director is Jason Daniel.

WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY MISSION?images-1
Our Mission is to put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We are a dynamic association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause and our programs are always based on the needs and interests of our communities.

unnamedThe Y is dedicated to building programs for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility that promote strong families, character values, youth leadership, community development and international understanding. The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive by providing supportive and inclusive environments that nurture the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides More…