It’s easy to think of homelessness as only the people we see on the street corners. Only a fraction of the actual numbers is the “visible homeless”. The majority are people you don’t see or consider, from families living in their car to refugees who have not yet settled into a home. Caritas of Austin, a nonprofit based out of Austin, knows that the most effective solutions to end homelessness in our community is by providing stability for the homeless, and ensuring that homelessness does not define people’s futures. As Daniel Stark’s Winter Charity, we believe in their vision to make homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring in Central Texas, and consider it a privilege to walk alongside this organization’s efforts to prevent and end homelessness.

 

Caritas of Austin believes that when every person has a stable place to call home, they can realize their full potential and contribute to our community. This organization builds wellbeing by making sure that people have a safe home, access to healthy groceries, jobs that provide a reliable living wage, and educational opportunities to learn life skills. All of us need a sturdy foundation and layers of support in our lives to thrive; that’s what creates a strong community. Caritas of Austin’s innovative, personalized and proven approach to building wellbeing and ending homelessness creates a more vibrant Austin for everyone.

 

Everyone deserves a joyful holiday season regardless of stability, and you can be a part of supporting this organization. For every new like on Daniel Stark’s Facebook page during December, January and February, Daniel Stark will match $1/like to be donated to Caritas of Austin to support their efforts to end homelessness in the Greater Austin area. Read more about this organization here, and be sure to stay tuned for upcoming Caritas of Austin volunteer opportunities that Daniel Stark employees will partake in over the next couple of months.

by Rebecca Malcik | December 1st, 2017