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The Friends Foundation 28th Annual Fundraiser Online Auction begins with Gold Ticket sales at 10 a.m. CST on October 4. Only 100 Gold Tickets will be sold. Visit our Welcome page for more information.
In spite of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) we continue doing our good deeds. 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 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 serving our elderly!
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Accolades and Awards
KXAN “Make a Difference” Award
The Friends Foundation was honored that Our Daily Bread, a home delivery meal program, was nominated and selected to receive KXAN – NBC Austin’s Make a Difference Award. KXAN’s Community Advisory Board selected Our Daily Bread as the recipient of a generous grant as a part of the award. The grant of $2,500 was used to support our program delivering hot meals to elderly in our community. We are very honored to receive this award and recognition. Thank you, KXAN!
American Red Cross of Central Texas 2009 Heroes of the Year Award
The American Red Cross has been a hero to so many people. It was quite an honor when the Friends Foundation received the American Red Cross of Central Texas 2009 Heroes of the Year Award. The Foundation was honored at an award ceremony on March 25, 2009 at Benihana’s Restaurant in Austin, Texas. Thank you, American Red Cross of Central Texas.
Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award
It was quite an honor for The Friends Foundation to receive the first Non-Profit of the Year Award at the DS Chamber Suits & Boots Celebration February 5, 2011 at the Salt Lick Pavilion in Driftwood, Texas. The Friends Foundation is very proud to be the first to receive this award and thanks the DS Chamber of Commerce for recognizing the work of Non-Profits.
Ed Sims Memorial Hometown Hero of The Year In 2011 The Friends Foundation was honored to be nominated for Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce Ed Sims Memorial/Hometown Hero of the year award.