What It Is

The Box of Rain (BoR) is a mobile hygiene clinic that delivers essential services directly to Austin’s homeless population. Conceived as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak, BoR promotes social distancing and reduces travel in the homeless community by delivering services outdoors and to many locations throughout the city. As many regular resources are slowing down or grinding to a halt, BoR meets the growing needs of our friends experiencing homelessness by delivering the following resources:

  • showers/toilets
  • hygiene/first-aid/harm-reduction supplies
  • clothes
  • food

The BoR also continues to apply TOOF’s proven Workforce First employment model: It is run by a team of people experiencing homelessness who are paid $15/hr to oversee and execute operations.

The Box or Rain runs Sun-Fri, 10am-4pm (while supplies last) at the following locations:


  • Monday – Sunrise Baptist Church (Menchaca and Ben White Blvd)
  • Tuesday – HWY 183 and Burnet Rd
  • Wednesday – HWY 183 and Cameron Ln
  • Thursday – Under IH35 (Directly across the service road from CommUnity Care)
  • Friday – Camp RATT (780 HWY 183)
  • Sat – Camp RATT (780 HWY 183)
  • Sun – Camp RATT (780 HWY 183)