Making Connections That Matter Celebration
Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
One World Theatre
7701 Bee Caves Road Austin, Texas 78746
Join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year! Connect with new and old friends of Care Communities for an evening of awards, heavy hors d’oeuvres, libations, and live music celebrating over 25 years of volunteer-driven service to those in our community facing life-threatening illness.
Byron E. Cox Spirit of Caring Award: Rabbi Marie Betcher
Roger Temme Guardian of Caring Award: Nola Marie Dilworth and Chanda Henderson
For $25.00 a piece, you may enter our “Care Chocolates” raffle. By purchasing a $25.00 luxury chocolate, you are not only buying a scrumptious sweet but also a chance to win one of several high-value prizes. Prize packages include a hill country getaway, foodie gift certificates, VIP tickets to ACL music festival, shopping galore, wine lover’s, taster’s choice, and more. More details to come!
Care Communities is the only volunteer-based nonprofit that provides free, team-driven practical assistance for people confronted with life-threatening illness who need simplified and compassionate care in an era of decreasing personal connection. Each client “Care Partner” has a team of 3-4 volunteers who provide emotional support and practical assistance so they don’t have to confront their illness alone. Volunteers provide companionship, and help with day-to-day activities such as cooking, pet care, light housekeeping, laundry, yard work, errands, grocery shopping, and transportation to medical appointments. Our Care Managers provide ongoing case management services to our Care Partners.
In 2016, 300 volunteers gave 17,000 hours in working with 145 Care Partners and their family members. The majority of our Care Partners live alone or have little to no support system. 76% of our Care Partners are age 55 years or older, with 36% and 65 and above. All Care Partners live at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. In 2016, 60% of our Care Partners had a cancer diagnosis and 40% had a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS.
We invite you to be a Sponsor for this year’s event. Your generosity will help us continue the vital work of Care Communities. Funds raised will support direct program services and the organization as a whole. Also, these funds will help with the sustainability of the organization so we can continue serving our current clients and expand to reach even more of those in need.