Welcome to The Friends Foundation

Online Auction and In-Person Event Fundraiser for 2023!

It’s Our 30th Annual Fundraiser, and our Board is excited to announce we will have an IN PERSON Fundraiser event as in past years. To celebrate our 30th in 2023 we will have our Online Auction Fundraiser and an In-Person Event for the first time since 2019. Tickets are $50 per person and will be available for purchase on this website soon. Mark your calendar for the In-Person Event on Thursday, October 12, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Creekside Wedding and Event Venueat 18315 Farm to Market 1826 in Driftwood, TX 78619. The evening will feature BBQ, beer, wine, margaritas, games such as Heads-or-Tails and Split-the-Deck, and live music by the award winning Hot Texas Swing Band. To provide a comfortable and intimate atmosphere only 300 tickets will be sold for this 30th Anniversary Fundraiser In-Person Event.
Our very popular Online Auction Fundraiser will begin when Gold Tickets go on sale, with only 100 tickets available for purchase, from September 11 – 19. The Online Auction will run from September 21 – 30.
Your attendance at the In-Person Event and support of our Online Auction is essential to our success in meeting an increased demand as our aging population grows and helping us sustain our programs and services. 100% of all funds raised are used to continue our Mission to improve the quality of life for seniors in the Greater Dripping Springs Area. “Give so they may live with dignity and an improved quality of life.” ™

Thanks for your support. “Doing good deeds to meet the elderly’s needs.” ™ isn’t just a slogan, it’s what we do in the services we provide such as Our Daily Bread ™ our meal delivery program; Lifeline medic alert devices; Financial Assistance and other programs. We hope we can count on local individuals, businesses and the community at large to help as our aging population grows.

Click here to visit last year’s Online 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 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 also welcome your questions, comments or feedback at info@thefriendsfoundation.org or call us (512) 592 1345.

Our Daily Bread™ Proudly, Our Flagship Program

Our Daily Bread™ is one of several programs and services we provide and is The Friends Foundation’s flagship program. With the community’s support and our volunteers we have delivered over 60,000 meals since the program began. Please visit our services page to learn more about our programs and services.

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.