Welcome to The Friends Foundation

Save the Date for The Friends Foundation Online Auction 29th Annual Fundraiser For 2022 we’d hoped to have an in-person event as in past years but we recently learned Pecan Grove, formerly the Salt Lick Pavilion where we’ve held our fundraiser for a couple decades, would be closed indefinitely at the end of April. It was difficult, but with little time to consider other venues, we feel it was a necessary decision to begin planning  for an Online Auction, as we’ve had the past two years.  Save These Dates for our Online Auction: Registration Begins, Gold Tickets, $100 each, will be On Sale Monday, October 3 at 10 a.m. Ticket Sales End Tuesday, October 11 at 6 p.m. (or when ticket sales reach 100 tickets sold). The Online Auction Opens Thursday, October 13 at 10 a.m. and Closes Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m. Note: The Gold Ticket winner in the electronic drawing will have their pick of (one) item from our Feature Items list. Fundraising is essential to meet the increased demand for our services and programs and we hope our Sponsors and the community at large will understand and support our efforts. As we continue our Mission to improve the quality of life for seniors in the Greater Dripping Springs Area, your support is as important as ever in helping us to refill our coffers in these trying times. Sponsor forms will be available soon, however; we welcome and encourage businesses and individuals to donate items and or gift certificates now for our Online Auction. Contact us at info@thefriendsfoundation.org or call us at 512 592 1345. Click here to visit the 2021 Auction Website, see a list of our Supporters and Donors and see All Auction Items, including Feature Items, and the Sold price for each.

We appreciate your support in helping us continue “Doing good deeds to meet the elderly’s needs.”™ We are proud to be a 501(c)(3) all volunteer organization. 100% of all monies raised from the Online Auction, and all donations, are used to support our programs and services. Our DONATE BUTTON is ready and waiting for you to help. Please don’t hesitate to make a much needed one time or monthly donation. We always welcome an auction item or monetary donation at any time but we also welcome your questions, comments or feedback at info@thefriendsfoundation.org or call us (512) 592 1345.  

Our Daily Bread™ CDC Guidelines and Important Note

Our Daily Bread™ All CDC guidelines will be followed for COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we continue, “Doing good deeds to meet the elderly’s needs.” ™ Our Daily Bread™ meals are delivered on regular schedules. All precautions are being taken in food preparation and delivery as stated by the CDC to assure our clients and volunteers stay safe. Hand sanitizer is being used before and after each delivery and clients’ homes are only entered if absolutely necessary. Thanks to our volunteers for their continued commitment in delivering meals to our elderly and to our community for its financial support!

Important Note: If you are unable to download and print any of our forms we are happy to send applications for Our Daily Bread™, Philips Lifeline, Financial Assistance, 911 Address Sign and other forms to you by mail. To request a form by mail please email us at info@thefriendsfoundation.org or call us at 512-592-1345. We appreciate your continued support.

Effective Immediately for Our Daily Bread™ Policy and Procedures for Regular Drivers and Substitute Drivers

Our Beginnings

In 2004, a small group of community volunteers got together with the idea of helping the elderly of Dripping Springs, with a focus of keeping them living independently at home. The Friends Foundation came to life in March 2004. Several years later, with the help of our members, supporters, volunteers and the community, we now have many outstanding programs which take care of our valuable senior citizens. Our Daily Bread is The Friends Foundation’s flagship program. We hope this website provides you with a wealth of resources and information to serve your needs. Should you need additional information, please feel free to contact us online.

The Friends Foundation is proud that all money raised is used to benefit the elderly in our community. Board members and volunteers receive no salary or other compensation and we have very little overhead. Many expenses are funded by donations or provided at a reduced rate. Those expenses which are not donated are limited to those which directly benefit our fundraising. All proceeds from any monies raised or donated to our organization are used to benefit The Friends Foundation’s goals and purpose in accordance with its by-laws.