Ways To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

The flooding this weekend has left many of our neighbors without homes. Several people have asked where they can donate. Here is a list of ideas. If anyone knows of other places to drop off items such as clothes, bottled water etc. please let me know and I will add to the list ASAP. kristy@365thingsaustin.com 

Places To Donate: 

  • Austin Diaster Relief Network: ADRN’s Hope Family Thrift Store’s receiving dock with be open to receive survivor donations Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 5PM at 1122 E 51st Street from 10-5PM. 
    • New undergarments (all sizes, children and adult) •
    • New socks (all sizes, children and adult)
    • Toiletries (ie: shampoo, facewash, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.)
    • New bed pillows and New blankets
    • Cleanup supplies and Black trash bags
    • Mops and buckets
    • Utility knives and Leather work gloves
    • Inflatable mattresses
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Box fans
    • Clothing is not needed – ADRN will distribute the abundance of previously-donated clothing to survivors
  • uShip HQ DROP OFF LOCATION (205 E. Riverside Drive Austin TX 78704)
    • Suggested donations include: non-perishable food (including baby formula and baby/toddler food packets), bottled water, personal hygiene items (including diapers, hygiene items, depends, baby bottles, baby formula), pet food and essentials, insect repellant, hand sanitizer and baby wipes, tools (including shovels, rakes, hoes, chain saws, shop vacs, industrial brooms), work gloves, buckets, large/industrial trash bags, flash lights, batteries, tarps, foam ear plugs, safety glasses
    • *No clothing or blankets at this time, please
  • Capitol Home Health: DROP OFF LOCATION Arboretum Area, 9015 Mountain Ridge Drive, Suite 140. Collecting:
    • baby supplies
    • dog food
    • toiletries
    • cleaning supplies including masks and gloves for mold and mildew clean up
    • mosquito spray
  • The Oasis: SUPPLY DROP OFF LOCATION: Drop off daily 11:30-8:00 pm at their Host Stand in the Gift Shop 
    • Bottled Water
    • Non Perishable Food/Snacks
    • Paper Towels, Toilet Paper
    • Diapers
    • Trash Bags
    • Work Gloves
  • Juice SocietyDROP OFF LOCATION: until Friday at noon. Collecting:
    • Water
    • Canned Foods 
    • Pet Supplies
    • Any other Dry Goods 
  • Freedman’s: DROP OFF LOCATION: until Sunday to take to Rockport & Port Aransas. Collecting:
    • Baby Diapers 
    • New Socks
    • Underwear 
    • Cleaning Supplies
    • Blankets
    • Feminine Hygiene products 
    • Pet Supplies (Treats, Large Wire Crates, Food) 
  • Independent Brewing Company: DROP OFF LOCATION / SUPPLY DRIVE . August 31st – September 3rd. Bring something from this list below, give it to the bartender, and in return, they will give you an Independence Beer Token redeemable at that moment, or for a later date! (Token is only good for individuals 21+).
    • Diapers
    • Baby Food
    • Toys
    • Clothes (for all ages and sizes)
    • Blankets
    • Canned Food (minimum of 3 cans for token)
  • Celebration Church Georgetown: DROP OFF LOCATION: 7 days a week from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. ​in the South Auditorium – Annex to receive donations. Donation List (Please only donate new items and items from this list at this time.):
    • Immediate needs:
    • Toothbrush / Toothpaste
    • Bar Soap
    • Toilet Paper
    • Kleenex
    • Shampoo / Conditioner
    • Deodorant
    • Wipes
    • Canned Goods / Non-perishable Food Items
    • Feminine Hygiene Products
    • Blankets
    • Baby needs:
    • Diapers
    • Bottles
    • Formula
    • New Baby Blankets
    • Cleaning Supplies / Tools:
    • Mold Killer (Concrobium – Lowes / Home Depot)
    • Shovels
    • Gloves
    • Particular Masks
    • Safety Glasses
    • 5 Gallon Buckets
    • Flat Shovels
    • Hammers
    • Demo Tools
    • Box Fans
    • Generators
    • Tarps
    • Bug Repellant
    • Sunscreen
    • What NOT to Donate
    • Toys
    • Clothing
    • Shoes
    • Perishable Food
    • Kitchen Utensils
  • Lazarus Brewing: They have a truck going to Houston on Sunday. Enjoy $1 off a beer for every item donated.  Currently collecting:
    • non perishable foods
    • baby formula
    • diapers,
    • travel sized toiletries
    • Towels
    • linens
    • blankets
  • Live For More Center: 14735 Bratton Lane Suite 120, Austin TX 78728 for a supply run headed to the refugee centers.  Accepting:
    • diapers
    • wipes
    • children’s toys
    • toiletries
    • books
  • Lyft Supply Drive: August 31st, 5pm. Eastside Tavern
    • Non-perishable food items
    • Baby diapers
    • New clothes
    • Baby bottles
  • Central Texas Food Bank: Is currently working to prepare emergency boxes that will go to the areas where the need is most acute. These boxes consist of things like ready-to-eat food items with pop-tops (things that you don’t need cooking facilities or can openers for) along with non-food items too. We wanted to share the following list with you that can be shared with others about our most-needed items right now:
      •  Non-Food Items:
        • Large or Small Deodorant  
        • Soap (either bar or liquid)
        • Shampoo 
        • Paper towels
        • Paper plates
        • Plastic cutlery 
        • Wet wipe/baby wipe pack 
        • Ziploc bags
      • Food Items: 
        • Squeeze Grape and Strawberry Jelly
        • Creamy Peanut Butter
        • Black Beans
        • Rice
        • Chunk Light Tuna in water
        • Beef stew – can pop top

      Additionally, donations can be brought to our facility, located at 6500 Metropolis Dr, Austin, TX 78744, anytime Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm to receive a receipt for your donations—no need to make an appointment beforehand! For individuals who would like to drop-off donations for the Food Bank elsewhere, we also have a map of drop-off locations found a little more than half-way down this page.

  • Banger’s Smoke Out Saturday Benefit/DROP OFF LOCATION: 100% of proceeds for meat plates will go to flood relief as well as purchases of Houston based beers. They will be collecting donations to take to Houston including until the event and at the event:
    • clothes, water, diapers, blankets, flashlights, batteries, gift cards, and cash
  • SprATX: DROP OFF LOCATION 2400 E. Cesar Chavez #316B. 
    • food donations of powdered milk and canned meat are in high demand (preferred as Pop-tops for easy opening)
    • Baby items: diapers, wipes, formula, & clothes
    • Basic toiletries: toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, feminine products, & hand sanitizer
    • Ready to eat and packaged foods
    • Clothes: SOCKS, sweatshirts/sweatpants, & shoes
    • First aid & medical supplies
    • Towels, sheets, blankets, & pillows
    • Pet supplies: dog & cat food, leashes, crates, & beds
  • Hula Hut 3825 Lake Austin Blvd. All donations will be donated to the Red Cross. Collecting:
    • Anything is appreciated
    • canned foods
    • bottled water
    • diapers
  • Native Hostel: DROP OFF LOCATION. 807 E. 4th St. 78702. Through Sunday collecting:
    • baby diapers, wipes, formula and clothes; basic toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, soaps; snack bars, powdered milk, pop top food; clothes: socks, sweatshirts/sweatpants and shoes; First Aid and medical supplies; towels, sheets, blankets and pillows; and pet supplies: dog and cat food, leashes, crates and beds

Help With Pets: 

  • Austin Pets Alive! Top Current Needs- Martingale Collars, Tarps, Cat Litter – Clumping Preferred 
    • Dog Treats* – Chew Toys/Rawhides, Treat Logs, Peanut Butter and Milk Bones for Kongs for all of our stressed and crated pups!
    • Paper or Styrafoam Bowls* – For feeding cats.
    • Kitten and Puppy Formula
    • Flea + Tick Prevention
    • Canned Wet Food and Tuna – Now only needed for cats!
    • Litter Boxes – 12×10″ or smaller
    • Large Metal Dog Bowls
    • Large Trash Bags
    • Updated Cleaning Supplies List – Bleach, paper towels, general purpose cleaner, latex gloves, dish soap, sponges
  • Travis County Veterinary HospitalSan Antonio Animal Care Services has established an emergency pet shelter at the Joe Freeman Coliseum. Right now they urgently need:
    • crates of all sizes
    • dog and cat food
    • cat litter, and newspaper or butcher paper
  • Travis Country Veterinary Hospital is accepting those donations on their behalf and sending them to San Antonio.
  • Best Friends

Monetary Donations:

Donate Blood:

  • We Are Blood
  • Blood Drives 
    • Thursday, August 31- 2:00-6:00pm, GTT 1835 Kramer Ln Austin, TX 78757
    • Tuesday, Sept. 19- 5:30-8:00pm, College of Health Care Professionals- 6330 East US HWY 20 Suite 180 Austin, TX 78723
    • We Are Blood Center-Sun 10-2p, M- 8-5p, Tues- 8-6p, Wed 8-5p, Thur- 8-6p, Fri 8-5p, Sat 8-3p, 4300 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, Tx 78756

Shop For A Cause:

  • YETI: Friday, September 1st – 100% of purchases from their Flagship store & online store will go to 

Eating For A Cause

  • Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches: hosting a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fundraiser benefiting the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund on Saturday, September 2 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Batch will be offering a special “Hatch Recovery Kolache” made with Micklethwait’s Craft Meats’ pulled pork shoulder, hatch green chili, and cheese; and a special keg of Yellow Rose IPA from Lone Pint Brewery in Houston. All proceeds from this special keg and kolache will be donated directly to the Red Cross. There will also be music by Cotton Mather, Darin Murphy, Noah and the Megafauna, Phil Hurly, and more. Additionally there will be 5-minute $5 portraits by local artist, Laura Lit. 
  • Eater Austin has put together this amazing list of places around town to EAT FOR A CAUSE

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle