Amidst the current pandemic, we shifted our largest fundraising events of the year to an online auction and truck raffle. The auction included a variety of exciting items to bid on from gift cards to vacation getaways. Sponsor Thomas J. Henry proudly donated $25,000, in addition to media support to supplement the event.
As a result of our efforts, the online auction and raffle raised a record-breaking $317,000. Proceeds from the online auction and raffle will directly benefit AUSTIN YES Back to Basics Project, which will support Title 1 elementary schools for the 2021-2022 school year. Although the new school year will look quite different, AUSTIN YES wanted to ensure that they could still provide essential school supplies for students.
“The tireless generosity and unwavering support from the community and Thomas J. Henry have helped our organization thrive even during these uncertain times,” said AUSTIN YES Executive Director, Danielle Gunter. “Each year, we are determined to serve Title 1 elementary schools, and with our tremendous group of supporters, we can fulfill that mission again this year.”