Micah 6 is searching for a Street Youth Program Director

Micah 6 is searching for a Street Youth Program Director

The Sunday Street Youth Drop-in Center, begun in 2012, has become very popular, so much so that the Micah 6 Board of Directors is searching for a part-time program director. The Drop-in Center is a private club for homeless young adults under the age of 30. The center provides a place of safety and rest to more than 50 young adults each Sunday afternoon. The director is responsible for running the center, supervising volunteers, and for the safe preparation and service of a complete nutritious meal each time the Drop-in Center is open. A complete job description may be found here.

If you are interested in this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to info@micah6austin.org.

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Call Congress to urge support of the Fighting Hunger Incentive Act

Call Congress to urge support of the Fighting Hunger Incentive Act This week, Congress will vote on legislation that would improve federal tax incentives for donating food and funds to food banks and other nonprofits, including food donation tax incentives … Continue reading

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New Pantry Director Sought (part-time)

Micah 6 Pantry Operations Director

Micah 6 is currently seeking a part-time Pantry Operations Director. The Pantry Operations Director facilitates a smooth, safe and satisfactory experience for our shoppers in securing a weekly supply of food. Micah 6 of Austin Food Pantry typically supplies more than 10,000 pounds of groceries per week to individuals and families in need.

This is a part-time position. Interested persons should review the job description and submit a cover letter and resume to info@micah6austin.org before August 1, 2014.

 

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Micah 6 family touched by death

ThCraig Mooree staff and volunteers at Micah 6 mourn the loss of one of our board members, T. Craig Moore, who died June 9, 2014 after a long illness. Craig served on the board as the representative from University Avenue Church of Christ from January 2013.

A celebration of Craig’s life will be at University Avenue Church of Christ, 1903 University Avenue, at 2 PM Sunday, June 15, with reception to follow. Attendees are invited to wear a western item in honor of Craig.

Free parking is available in the AT&T Conference Center across the street; pull a ticket and bring it to be stamped.

Please keep Craig’s wife Dia and Craig’s family and friends in your prayers.

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UT College of Pharmacy offers health screenings

UT College of Pharmacy offers health screenings

Both shoppers and volunteers had an opportunity to receive basic health screening on
April 26, thanks to a dedicated group of students from the UT College of Pharmacy.
Arriving at 8 am, they set up several tables in the UPC  courtyard and invited waiting shoppers in for blood pressure, glucose and weight checks. Under the umbrella “Project Collaborate – working together for better health in our community,” the students offered professional-level attention to people with limited access to basic health services. By the end of the morning, the pharmacy students had volunteered a collective 51 hours and screened more than 50 people.

Thank you, UT College of Pharmacy students!

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Amplify Austin Success – Thanks!

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Amplify Austin a great success! Thank you!

We at Micah 6 are overwhelmed by the community support in a single day of giving through Amplify Austin. Thanks to your generosity, we now have an additional $7,600 to meet our mission in 2014.

We will share how your gifts benefit the people we serve very soon. Thank you all for choosing Micah 6 of Austin!

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Amplify Austin with Micah 6 of Austin

Amplify Austin LogoSupport Micah 6 through Amplify Austin
March 20-21, 2014

This year, Micah 6 of Austin has joined hundreds of other Austin-based nonprofits to increase philanthropy in central Texas and Amplify Austin. Schedule your donation today and make Micah 6 of Austin eligible for incentive prizes! Follow @ILH_IGH to see how we’re doing.

Thank you!

 

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Micah 6 to benefit from CROP Hunger Walk

cropart290Micah 6 to benefit from CROP Hunger Walk

A portion of the funds raised in the 2014 CROP Hunger Walk will go to support Micah 6 programs. The walk, which takes place March 23, 2014 at Camp Mabry, annually raises funds for international, national, and local programs that build community and work to eliminate food insecurity. Last year, the CROP Walk raised nearly $96,000, 25 percent of which stayed in the Austin community. In addition to Micah 6, other local programs benefitting from the walk include Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT), the Sustainable Food Center, and the Capital Area Food Bank. To donate or register for the CROP Walk, go to the Micah 6 Food Basket Challenge Team page or contact your church’s CROP Walk recruiter. Our thanks to the Church World Service Austin committee for choosing Micah 6 this year!

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Little Helping Hands are our hardest working volunteers!

Little Helping Hands are our hardest working volunteers!
On Saturday, February 15, four families from Little Helping Hands came to the Food Pantry and did a “deep clean.” They scrubbed tables, disinfected pantry shelves, swept, mopped, made several trips to the recycle and trash containers, and even tackled the floor in the stock room! We had so much fun, we can’t wait to do it again!

Little Helping Hands families are some of our most faithful volunteers. They’ve worked at the pantry at least four times a month for several years. We are so grateful that they’ve chosen Micah 6 as one of their community service commitments. Thank you!

Mom and son make a great team disinfecting the produce shelves.

Mom and son make a great team disinfecting the produce shelves.

Sowing seeds of kindness with a broom!

Sowing seeds of kindness with a broom!

After sweeping comes mopping. The floors look great!

After sweeping comes mopping. The floors look great!

The protein room looks great after the cooler lids LLH thoroughly cleaned the lids.

The protein room was much improved  after LLH thoroughly cleaned the cooler lids.

Little Helping Hands scrubbed the table tops AND the stock room floor. Well done!

Little Helping Hands scrubbed the table tops AND the stock room floor. Well done!

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Micah 6 Food Pantry Open Christmas Week

Micah 6 Food Pantry Open Christmas Week

The Micah 6 Food Pantry will be open as usual on December 26 and 28.

The holiday season is a wonderful time to volunteer with your family and friends. Please consider spending time at the Pantry this week. Sign up by clicking the VolunteerSpot link to the right or contact Volunteer Coordinator Jan Hames janhames@gmail.com to confirm your volunteer spot.

May you and your family be blessed with peace and joy this Christmas season!

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