Micah 6 Board of Director Dan Robertson

Robertson

The Micah 6 Board and staff mourn the loss of Dan Robertson on December 23rd, 2015. Dan has led our board to new heights this year in accomplishments such as expanding our staff and increasing our successful donations through Amplify Austin. He regularly supervised our Thursday morning deliveries bringing enthusiasm and motivation to the other volunteers. Dan has been our liaison with University Presbyterian ensuring we have a great place to serve our clients. He and his wife Maggi have been frequent volunteers at the pantry on both Thursdays and Saturdays. Dan will be greatly missed by all.

An excerpt from the Austin American Statesman:

Daniel Leroy Robertson was born March 16, 1943 in Richmond Virginia. The son of Patricia Coan Robertson and Daniel Leroy Robertson, he grew up in Houston, TX, but held dual citizenship in Amarillo where he spent many summers and went to college. A graduate of Jesse Jones High School, and West Texas State University, he studied Political Science at the graduate level at the University of Texas at Austin.

Always a leader and always committed to making the world a better place, Dan was active in the Girl Scouts, becoming Council President for 6 years. His most recent effort was through Micah 6, a consortium of churches providing a food bank for those who need assistance. As President, he tried to follow the charge to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. He was a Deacon at his church and a yellow dog Democrat, two roles he felt were well aligned!

Dan is survived by his mother in-law Peggy Miller; wife Maggi Miller; children Kendra, Leah, and Belle; sisters Nancy Feagan, Patricia Furbach, and Roses Robertson; brothers-in-law Bruce Miller and Patrick Miller (Kate Miller). Countless people grieve the loss of “Big Dan.”

A service to remember and honor Dan’s life will be held at University Presbyterian Church (2203 San Antonio Street) on Tuesday, December 29th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Girl Scouts of Central Texas or to Micah6austin.org.

Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at Weed-Corley-Fish

 

 

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Micah 6 of Austin Holiday Hours

Happy New Year

The Micah 6 food pantry will also be closed on Thursday December 31st in observance of New Year’s Eve, and will reopen on Saturday, January 2nd. For volunteer opportunities, please click on the Volunteer Spot icon to view available dates and times.

The Youth Drop-In Center will maintain normal business hours on Sundays. Please keep the drop-in center in mind when planning upcoming volunteer activities. Email dropin@micah6austin.org for details. We are very much in need of assistance!

Wishing all of you a safe and Happy New Year from the Micah 6 family.

 

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Micah 6 Youth Drop-In Center – Volunteers Needed

Micah 6 Street Youth Outreachcomputer corner of drop-in center

In operation since January 2012, the Micah 6 Street Youth Drop-in Center provides a safe space for homeless young adults, aged 30 and younger. The Center is located in the lower floor of the University Baptist Church administration building and is open Sunday afternoons from 2 to 6 PM.

The Center is staffed by several hosts and offers a comfortable environment where its guests can use computers connected to the internet, visit with each other, play games or engage in arts and crafts, relax and lounge on nice furniture, and use the rest rooms. Guests can have plenty of ice water, coffee, and iced tea, snacks, and eat a tasty and nutritious early supper.

We are in desperate need of volunteers to serve as hosts and to prepare meals. Please visit the Micah 6 street youth website for details:  Micah 6 Youth Drop-in Center. To find out how you can help, please contact the Director of Youth Drop-In Center Mac McKaskle at dropin@micah6austin.org.

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Fig Leaf – Clothing Needed

Fig Leaf Program – Clothing Needed

University United Methodist Church opens their doors on Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 pm to the youth dependent on the streets in the University of Texas areas. Our Drop-In program is entering it’s fifth year, and we are happy to have created a space where the youth feel welcome and enjoy a brief respite from their difficult lives. This ministry is an affiliated program of Micah 6 and Street Youth Ministries. The youth shop in the Fig Leaf Store, fellowship, recreate and enjoy a healthy snack/meal supplied by Micah 6. We also offer programmatic resources such as jobs club, expressions through art and occasionally guest speakers. Our numbers continue to grow as the youth have learned we are a caring and consistent place.

We are especially in need of men’s long pants, sizes 28 – 38.  Of course, we’ll take larger and we’ll also still take shorts but we are soon to segue into the winter season.  We have lots of women’s clothes (especially tops) for winter but really not a lot for men.  Some sweaters and jackets but not many pants..

We are always in need of the following but will take anything you have:

Men’s jeans and casual pants like cargo and dockers
Women’s pants
Men’s and women’s walking shoes
Men’s t-shirts and long sleeved casual shirts (collars or not)
Men’s and Women’s new underwear
Men’s and Women’s socks
COATS

For information on donating, please email dropin@micah6austin.org.

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We’re so grateful for our volunteers!

Micah 6 of Austin relies on our faithful volunteers, and welcome new faces! Whether it’s stocking the shelves in the morning, hosting our shoppers, helping out with the little ones, Hostsor cleaning up there are plenty of options for those interested.Hosts Come see what the smiles are all about. Email volunteer@micah6austin.org for Bobsweet Barbaradetailshard workersVolunteersThursday PantryThursday UT studentsMaggi and OliviaUT Pharmocology groupclean upAndySara in the pantrysweet VickiHelping the little onesHosts

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Director of Pantry Operations-Riena Long

Riena Long2014Looking for ways to help in the community? Micah 6 is currently in need of pick up and delivery drivers to assist with food donations. Please contact the Director of Pantry Operations Riena Long at pantry@micah6austin.org for further information.

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Director of Volunteer Engagement – Kassia Vaughan

ProfileReady to help those in need but not sure how? For further information, please contact Director of Volunteer Engagement Kassia Vaughan at volunteer@micah6austin.org.

 

 

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So grateful for Little Helping Hands. Their hard work is inspiring!

Little Helping Hands are our hardest working volunteers!
We’re so glad to have them. Whether bagging groceries, collecting baskets, or assisting shoppers, our friends (little and big) inspire us to continue with the mission of Micah 6.

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!

 

 

 

Teamwork makes it fun!

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