We started Carrying Hope in the summer of 2016 and have been so inspired by the positive response, volunteers and donations that have made it possible for us to deliver Hope Packs to all of the agencies in Region 7 (Austin and surrounding areas). It’s also been really exciting to be featured in various media outlets including Great Day Houston, KXAN Today, the CW Austin and the Austin American-Statesman podcast Statesman Shots. Check out a sampling of the segments below!
Good Day on Fox Austin
Make it Monday: Watch Carrying Hope’s Co-founder Kristin Finan talk about the organization and what goes inside a Hope Pack. And learn how to make a fun Hedgehog card that can be put inside a Hope Pack for the child coming into foster care to receive.
Great Day Houston
Check it out! Carrying Hope was just on Great Day Houston talking about our first Houston Hope Pack Drive this Sunday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Memorial Park’s Picnic Loop, Picnic Area 9. All Hope Packs collected will go directly to BEAR to be distributed to Houston-area foster children. If you are in Houston, please come out and bring the family––we’ll have face painting from HOUSTON FACEPAINTING AND BALLOON ART!!!, a raffle from The Soda Shoppe by Mary Had a Little Party and much more!
We Are Austin
On February 6th, our co-founders Kristin Finan and Mauri Elbel talked with We Are Austin’s Host Taylor Ellison about Carrying Hope and our Inaugural Fostering Love Gala.
On February 7, 2018, our co-founders Kristin Finan and Rachel Garza talked with KXAN Today’s anchor Sally Hernandez about Carrying Hope and our Inaugural Fostering Love Gala.
We Are Austin
Our co-founders Kristin Finan and Mauri Elbel talked with We Are Austin’s Host Taylor Ellison about Carrying Hope and our upcoming annual Hope Pack Drive at the Browning Hangar in Mueller this Saturday, from 9am – Noon. Watch below to learn more and come out Saturday with a Hope Pack to help a local foster child in Central Texas
KXAN Studio 512
Our co-founder Rachel Garza talked with Studio512’s Host Amanda Tatom this past week about Carrying Hope and our upcoming annual Hope Pack Drive.
GREAT DAY HOUSTON
Our co-founder Kristin Finan went on Great Day Houston to talk more about Carrying Hope and how you can help even if you don’t live in the Austin area.