Our clients experience profound change working with TOOF. Willie is a graduate of the Workforce First Program. Willie was unemployed and staying at the salvation army when he found out about TOOF. After going through the Workforce First Program, he is now living in an apartment and working full time for the city. He is enrolled in supportive banking, and actively saving money and building credit. His next goals are to get a car and become a minister!
“If it wasn’t for working with these guys, I wouldn’t have this full time job. Working those two days a week gave me the motivation to go full time. I wanna go to work and earn a check, I wanna feel good about that money, and feel good when I pay my bills. I’m so glad that I met The Other Ones, If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be where I’m at today.”
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE TO TOOF'S MISSION!
Donating to TOOF is the most direct and effective way to help our cause. The Other Ones Foundation is a recognized 501(c)3 public charity, and as such all donations are fully tax deductible. If you’re making a one-time donation, consider joining our “Community Builders” program. For as little as $25/month, you can join a group of likeminded people who support and participate in TOOF’s work through monthly giving and community events (happy hours, volunteering opportunities, and more).
SEE BELOW FOR ALL THE WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:
While we are based in Austin, we ask that checks (and only checks) be sent directly to our Secure Bank Lockbox Mailing Address:
The Other Ones Foundation Inc
P O Box 736039
Dallas, Tx 75373-6039
Contact email@example.com with any questions about mailing checks.
Austen Bailey has been a supporter of TOOF since our inception. He serves as the Outreach Director for One Chapel and the Talent Buyer for Mohawk, coming face to face with homelessness nearly every day...
“Working on Red River…you develop a heart for people. You see folks disgusted, stepping over our neighbors experiencing homelessness, treating them like they’re anathema or flat out ignoring them. It’s gut wrenching.
I’m a big fan of the ‘teach a man to fish’ philosophy, and The Other Ones Foundation is doing just that…You’re investing in people, restoring their dignity. By providing not only employment opportunities of which they can take pride in, but also the opportunity to connect with their co-workers, you’re creating community. You’re sending the message that not only is your time, and your work valuable, but you are inherently valuable.”
IN KIND GIFTS
We are always in need of supplies out at the Esperanza Community. If you or your group want to donate hygiene supplies, tents, or other items, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to drop off supplies! Here is a list, updated weekly, of our most crucial needs at the Esperanza Community:
-We do not accept ANY clothing other than BRAND NEW socks/underwear
-We are overstocked on feminine hygiene products, please don't send/bring right now!
MOST CRUCIAL ITEMS:
-White socks and underwear (men and women, all sizes)
-Razors and shaving cream (single use size)
-Headlamps and flashlights, AA/AAA batteries