Austin Founder Lions Club

Foundation for the Homeless

  • 22 Sep 2016
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The High Road, 700 Dawson Rd, Austin TX 78704


September 22, 2016

Introduced by Lion Ann Teich

Please join us for a presentation from Sharon Lowe and Andrew Bucknall of Foundation for the Homeless on promising approaches to restore hope and alleviate hunger and homelessness in Central Texas. Come hear stories of hope and how you can get involved to build a more caring, sustainable community.

Foundation for the Homeless is a community leader empowering Central Texans to fight hunger, homelessness and poverty. Their mission is to mobilize faith-based and community resources to restore hope and alleviate homelessness. Foundation for the Homeless collaborates with faith-based and community organizations, including other nonprofits, government and businesses to build a community where everyone belongs and can have a home- a safe place in which to eat, sleep, play, learn, work and grow in the presence of loved ones so that all may thrive.

About our Speakers:

Executive Director - Sharon Lowe

Sharon is an attorney (non-practicing) and lay pastoral minister who has more than 30 years of work experience in public higher education, government, high technology and nonprofit human services. Since 2007, Sharon has served as Executive Director of Foundation for the Homeless, providing strategic development and oversight of FFH’s programs, operations, financial resources and relationships including communications with the board, staff, government, congregations, other nonprofits, businesses, grant-makers, and volunteers. Sharon has also served in volunteer leadership roles for The Seton Cove, One Voice Central Texas, ECHO, and the Best Single Source Plus collaboration.

Director of Housing and Transportation – Andrew Bucknall

Andrew is a health and human services professional with more than 20 years of experience in direct services, program development and community advocacy. Since 2015, Andrew has managed the day-to-day operations of FFH’s Interfaith Hospitality Network and Family Rehousing Initiative shelter and rehousing program(s) where he oversees case management services and four “static” family shelter houses. Andrew fosters new and continuing relationships in the community with congregations, community groups, and volunteers. Andrew is also leading FFH’s work in the new Holistic Families Initiative/Families With Voices collaboration with ATCIC, Easter Seals, Goodwill and Manor ISD to bring fresh food, landlord outreach and case-managed housing stability services to families in Manor.

Featured Lunch Menu:
Brisket & Sausage,
Baked Beans, Coleslaw
Tomato & Cucumber Salad, Condiments
Ice Tea & Coffee
Please register by 5 p.m. on Tuesday   

We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up. Please keep this in mind if your plans shift and cancel your reservation so we can adjust the headcount.

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