Our 2019 Annual Hope Pack Drive
For this year’s 3rd annual Hope Pack Drive, we went big, and celebrated our beloved mascot, Hope the Hedgehog’s 3rd birthday, in both Austin on July 13, 2019 and then in Houston, Texas on July 14, 2019.
With the Texas summer in full heat, there was no better way to celebrate than with an awesome pool party which included face painting, snowcones, birthday cake, and of course lots of swimming! Carrying Hope had an amazing time celebrating with the community and is so appreciative of all the support we had through sponsors and volunteers, including National Charity League, Inc., South Austin Wildflowers, Austin Allies, and The Charitable Crew! And our biggest thanks to both the Austin and Houston communities for believing in our cause and for all of the amazing donations, including 200 completed Hope Packs for children entering into foster care!
Check out our photo gallery below. Hope the Hedgehog could not have wished for a better birthday weekend!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 HOPE PACK DRIVE SPONSORS:
Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Moreland Properties, Arrive Logistics, Aceable Driving, Frost, Kona Ice ATX, McLane Family Dental, California Pizza Kitchen, Torchy’s Tacos, and the Circle C Child Development Center
Our 2nd Annual Hope Pack Drive was on Saturday July 14, 2018 at the Browning Hangar at Mueller
Thank you to all those that attended Carrying Hope’s 2nd Annual Citywide Hope Pack Drive! We loved seeing everyone from the community come out and enjoy all of the fun activities, including Carly’s Critter Camp with the awesome petting zoo, The Boogaloo Crew for their stilt walking and other activities, Kona Ice for the free snow cones and all of our wonderful volunteers that made the day run so fantastically smooth! Also a big thank you to Helping Hand Home for Children, Angel Hearts of Texas, and Foster Community for coming out and answering questions about foster children in Central Texas.
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS!
- Gold Sponsors: Gensler, Moreland Properties
- Silver Sponsors: Architectural Engineers Collaborative, Sunland Group, Together We Rise
- Media Sponsor: Community Impact Newspaper
Our 2017 Hope Pack Drive was on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the Browning Hangar at Mueller
Our first annual Hope Pack Drive in 2017 collected a total of 500 Hope Packs! Our goal that year was to be able to provide a Hope Pack to each child that entered the foster care system in Travis County that year, and this first drive allowed us to meet that goal before the year ended! It was such a fun day and the start of a new summer tradition for Carrying Hope.