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Planning And Preparations Are Underway For Our 28th Annual Fundraiser

Save the Dates: Just like in the past, our plans are to have our traditional 28th Annual BBQ Fundraiser at the Salt Lick’s Pecan Grove on Thursday, October 14 from 5 – 8:30 p.m. Businesses and individuals are encouraged to donate items or gift certificates for our Online Auction and become Sponsors Download a Sponsorship Form. See our Sponsorship Letter.

There will be Salt Lick BBQ, Hot Texas Swing Band live music, and games such as “Heads or Tails” and “Split the Deck.” And since last year’s first time ever Online Auction was so successful in fundraising and well received by our sponsors, donors and the community – by popular demand – the Online Auction will be back for 2021, and you’ll not want to miss it. Like last year there will be an opportunity to purchase “Gold Tickets” for $100 each with a sales limit of 100 tickets. Gold Ticket Sales Begin October 4 and End on October 12 (or when ticket sales reach 100). The winning ticket owner will pick one of the Feature items to be listed in our Online Auction and the remaining Feature Items and other auction items will be up for bids beginning October 14. The auction will end and all bidding closes on October 23. More details soon but Registration will be simple, the Online Auction site will be easy to navigate and place bids and will keep bidders informed, entertained and excited.

Last year’s Online Auction is CLOSED but you can click here to visit our 2020 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 inaugural Online Auction a success.  

Fundraising was essential to meet the increased demand and sustain our programs and services during the peak of the pandemic. Our 27th Annual Fundraiser was successful thanks to our community of Sponsors, donors, and those who purchased Gold Tickets, placed bids and made donations during our inaugural Online Auction. Now, as we continue our Mission to improve the quality of life for seniors in the Greater Dripping Springs Area, your continued support is as important as ever in helping us to refill our coffers in these trying times.

A total of 95 “Gold Tickets” were sold last year in our inaugural year of selling Gold Tickets. The winning ticket owner in our electronic drawing was Cathy Beard, who chose Feature Item #8, the Cub Cadet riding lawn mower. Thanks to our auction item donors, last year more than 125 auction items were sold in our Online Auction.

We are proud to be a 501(c)(3) all volunteer organization. All monies raised from the BBQ Fundraiser and Online Auction, and all donations, are used to support our programs and services helping to improve the quality of life for the elderly in the greater Dripping Spring Area. 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 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.

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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.