Caritas of Austin was founded in 1964 by Richard McCabe, and has since been preventing and ending homelessness for people across Greater Austin. The charity provides a service continuum for those experiencing poverty that begins with a safety net and links then to resources to achieve self-sufficiency.
Last week, the team in Austin rolled up their sleeves and supported the charities community kitchen program – helping prepare, cook and clean up meals for over 250 homeless people in the area.
Amy Horowitz, Director of Sales – US and Canada at Purple, said: “Working with Caritas was a very rewarding experience. Not only were the staff generally happy helping people, but it was also life changing for me. After the visit, I have shared my experience and encouraged others to volunteer there as well. I am fortunate enough to work with an organization like Purple that encourages us to volunteer in our local communities.”
Shirin Mirdamadi, Enterprise Account Manager at Purple, added: “It was a very humbling experience for us, especially during this ATX heatwave where it has consistently been over 100 degrees every day this week.”
The community kitchen provides a free, nutritious lunch to individuals, Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m, and is primarily volunteer based. For more information or to volunteer, visit the website.