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A Sincere Thank You To Everyone Who Participated In our first ever Online Auction for The Friends Foundation’s 27th Annual Fundraiser

This fundraiser was essential to sustain our programs and services during the pandemic. It was successful thanks to our Sponsors, donors, and those who purchased Gold Tickets, placed bids and made donations during our Online Auction. Now, your continued support will help us get through these trying times as we continue our Mission to improve the quality of life for seniors in the greater Dripping Springs area.

We may need do it again but this really was our “FIRST RODEO” and first time to hold an Online Fundraising Auction and we hope you found our auction site easy to navigate and place bids. We also hope it kept you informed, entertained and excited. We always welcome your donations but also welcome your feedback at info@thefriendsfoundation.org or call us (512) 592 1345.  

Thanks to everyone who purchased a Gold ticket. Only 100 tickets were available and a total of 95 tickets were sold in our inaugural year of selling Gold tickets. Congratulations, the winning ticket owner in our electronic drawing was Cathy Beard, who chose Feature Item #8 the Cub Cadet riding lawn mower. More than 125 auction items were sold. All monies raised from this auction, and all donations, will be used to support our programs and services helping to improve the quality of life for the elderly in the greater Dripping Springs area.  

Thanks For Your Support

This year’s Online Auction is now CLOSED but you can Click here to visit our Auction site to see the donated items that were up for bids, and see a list of our sponsors and donors who helped make our online auction a success.

IMPORTANT NOTE In spite of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) we continue, “Doing good deeds to meet the elderly’s needs.” ™ Our Daily Bread™ meals are being 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 a precious commodity and thankfully we have a good supply. The sanitizer is being used before and after each delivery and clients’ homes are only entered if absolutely necessary, and as hard as it is, NO hugging. Thanks to our volunteers for their continued commitment in delivering meals to our elderly and to our community for its financial support! Our DONATE BUTTON is waiting for you to help so please don’t hesitate to make a much needed donation. 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 while we work through these difficult times together.

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.