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TASSCC, through its Community Service Committee, sponsors numerous events each year to give back to the community.

Current TASSCC Community Service Committee Members

  • Lisa Richardson, TWC (Co-Chair)
  • Erin Hutchines, Texas.gov (Co-Chair)
  • Lee Escobar, OAG
  • Colleen Parker - Gonzales, Aspect Software
Click on each year below to reveal the Community Service Events.
  • Attendees to the Annual Conference donated $20,131 to Project MEND (Medical Equipment Network for those with Disabilities). Project MEND is a San Antonio area organization whose mission statement is “Believing mobility and independence are basic human rights, Project MEND empowers individuals to become active members of their communities through the reuse of medical equipment.” The money was raised by attendees through several special events and opportunities throughout the conference. Donations were also made by TASSCC on behalf of each speaker at the Annual Conference.

    Project MEND photo

  •  TEC 2017 Attendees donated over $8,735 to Partnerships for Children!

Visit Partnerships for Children website

 

  • TASSCC 2016 State of the State Attendees Donate $8,500 to Service Dogs, Inc.

Attendees at the TASSCC 2016 State of the State donated $8,500 to Services Dogs, Inc an organization whose mission is to transform dogs abandoned to animal shelters into lifelines for people living with hearing loss or mobility challenges. Founded in 1988 by attorney Sheri Soltes, SDI provides the dogs and training free of charge. Thank you to everyone who donated!

Visit Service Dogs, Inc. website

  • TASSCC 2016 Annual Conference Attendees donate $22,041 to Bay Area Turning Point

Attendees at the TASSCC 2016 Annual Conference donated $22,041 to Bay Area Turning Point, a Galveston Area organization whose mission is to provide recovery services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and facilitates violence prevention strategies for societal change in partnership with our community.Thank you to everyone who donated!

Big Check - pic         Bay Area Note - letter - pic

  • TASSCC Volunteers at Community First Village

Following on the success of the TASSCC TEC 2016 Community Service Project, over 60 TASSCC volunteers helped at a Community First Village work day with Mobile Loaves and Fishes. TASSCC is sponsoring the building of a MicroHome in the Community First Village and with your help we can reach our goal of $20,000 before the TASSCC Annual Conference. Thank you to everyone who donated and participated in the work day! For more information on how you can donate, contact TASSCC. View event photos.

Community First Village - pic

  • TASSCC TEC attendees donated $7,300 to the Community First Village!, A Mobile Loaves & Fishes Program

Thanks to the generosity of TASSCC TEC attendees, $7,300 was raised for Community First Village!, A Mobile Loaves and Fishes Program.   Accepting the donation were Lynn Nolan and Luis Gonzalez.  If you would like to learn more about this program you may watch this brief video.   Thank you again for your generosity!

 

Big Check 2 - photo 

 

Thanks to the generosity of State of the State attendees, we raised $10,210 for Color Cancer for the Carebox program.  The mission of Color Cancer for the Carebox Program is to provide free at-home care supplies to cancer patients in need.  ColorCancer is an Austin-based nonprofit that launched the CareBOX Program in 2014. CareBOX combines the power of crowd-funding with the simplicity of a registry to help cancer patients in the Greater Austin Area mobilize their networks to get the essential care supplies they need to prevent malnutrition, infection and injuries from fall. The CareBOXes are packed and delivered by volunteers directly to the patient's door! We operate a One for One model - providing those same essential care supplies for free to cancer patients without a network! CareBOX Program meets the at-home care needs of patients of all ages and all types of cancer.

Community Service - SOS - photo        Community Service - SOS - photo 2        Community Service - SOS - photo 3

  • Annual Conference attendees donated over $18,000 to the George Gervin Youth Center!

 TASSCC - 2015 TEC - photo

 

  • TEC Attendees donated over $3,600 to Skillpoint Alliance!

    TASSCC - 2015 TEC - photo 2You and your team truly went above and beyond the call of duty in making Skillpoint Alliance the beneficiary of the TASSCC's annual TEC Conference. We couldn't be more overjoyed! We appreciated the opportunity to speak in front of the assembly to raise awareness of our mission in the morning and afternoon. We were pleasantly surprised to find so many of your members were motivated to make personal contributions throughout the day. But we were even more surprised to have made connections with a dozen or so members who were interested in ongoing volunteer opportunities! Wow -- that is not the typical response we expect from conference attendees.

    Thank you so much for helping us to spread your passion for workforce development. It means a lot to us to have you in our corner. And it meant a lot to see several members of your committee working right alongside us during the day to encourage attendees to make a personal investment in our work. Thank you again!

  • March 14, 2015 - Capital Area Food Bank Service Day a Success! 

    40 amazing volunteers sorted and boxed 4,620 lbs of food which equates to 3,850 meals for hungry families in the Austin area! TASSCC Volunteers rock (and look fabulous in their new volunteer buttons)!

    Volunteers - photo
    Volunteers 2 - photo

 

  • State of the State attendees donated $6,060 to Operation Blue Santa.

 

  • Annual Conference attendees donated $1,812 to Fisher House.

 

  • TEC Attendees donated $789 to the Gazelle Foundation
  • Annual Conference attendees donated $8,967 to Family Gateway
  • A message from a booth holder at the State of the State Conference:

    "I wanted to offer a sincere THANK YOU to all the TASSCC members for your kindness and generosity. I’m pleased to report that at the State of the State (SOS) conference we exceeded our $5,000 fundraising goal and raised $5,769 for Sammy’s House. Seriously, well done TASSCC! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you". - Denny Lowe

    Sammy’s House is a nonprofit organization that provides services for children who are medically fragile and/or developmentally delayed. To continue to support Sammy's House with donations, visit their website, www.sammyhouse.org.

  • TASSCC June Community Service Project - Capital Area Food Bank - On June 29, 38 TASSCC members, friends and family worked at the Capital Area Food Bank sorting and packing food. The volunteers sorted over 6,300 pounds of food representing 5,020 meals for families across Central Texas. Thank you very much to everyone who worked to to make this such a memorable event.

    Food Bank - pic

 

  • TASSCC Wildfire Relief Volunteer Opportunity - November 12, 2011 - Click here to view photos of the clean-up.
  • TASSCC 6th Annual Capitol Area Food Bank Volunteer Day - July 16th - Click here for a photo of the team and click here to see President George Rios interviewed on KVUE.
  • TASSCC Technology Education Conference - over $1,600 raised for the HeliOS Project. Read More about the HeliOS Foundation. Donate Here.

 

  • TASSCC State of the State Fund Raiser - $1,282 raised for Recording For Blind & Dyslexic. Read More.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fund Raiser - $2,200 raised to support Central Texas Foundation. Read More.
  • TASSCC Annual Conference Fund Raiser - $5,000 raised for Jonathan's Place. Read More.
  • Habitat for Humanity - "A Brush with Kindness" - June 2010. Read More. Here are a few photos of the team at work.
  • Seedling Planting at Bedichek Middle School - Painted, planted and cleaned-up grounds at Bedichek Middle School. Click here for a photo gallery of the event!
  • Breakthrough Austin - $1,550 raised during the TASSCC Technology Education Conference in February
  • Capital Area Food Bank - 10,000+ meals prepared - February - Read More - Here are a few photos of the team hard at work.

 

  • Texas Hearing and Service Dogs - $4,320 raised during the TASSCC State of the State Conference in December - Read More
  • Back to School Campus Beautification - Painting and Landscaping for Martin Middle School - October
  • Capital Area Food Bank Austin - 12,000+ meals prepared - February
  • TEC Conference Fund Raiser - $2000+ raised for "Any Baby Can” - March
  • Habitat for Humanity "A Brush w/ Kindness” - Repaired house for Austin Family - May
  • TASSCC Annual Conference Fund Raiser - $3000+ Raised for "Family Services of Greater Houston” - August

 

  • Habitat for Humanity "A Brush w/ Kindness” - Repaired house for Austin Family - May
  • Capital Area Food Bank Austin - 11,000+ meals prepared - July
  • TASSCC Annual Conference Fund Raiser - $1200+ raised ($600 Habitat / $600 Food Bank) - August
  • Capital Area Food Bank Austin - 12,000+ meals prepared - September
  • Habitat for Humanity "A Brush w/ Kindness” - Repaired house for Austin Family - November
  • TASSCCState of the State Conference Fund Raiser - $1100+ for Dell’s Children’s Hospital Book Drive - December