In lieu of the December monthly meeting the Stonewall Democrats of Austin will
be joining with the Travis County Democratic Party and other local Democratic
clubs at a Holiday Party.
When: Tuesday, December 4, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: Texas AFL-CIO (1106 Lavaca Street)
Description: Join the Capital Area Progressive Democrats, the South Austin
Democrats, the North by Northwest Democrats, the Stonewall Democrats of Austin,
and the Travis County Democratic Party for their holiday party. This year, the
holiday party will have a charity drive for The Trinity Center, a homeless
Trinity Center's simple wish list:
jackets or sweatshirts (L and XL), knit hats and gloves, socks, blankets and new
or gently used sleeping bags.
Don't have time to shop? Just make out a check to Trinity Center. Donations are
tax-deductible; small amounts go a very long way! Gifts can be dropped off at
the TCDP office or brought to the party. Trinity Center is a small-budget
charity (501(c)3 but housed in St. David's Episcopal Church basement) launched
with funds from the Barbara Jordan Foundation and with the guiding hands of
longtime Democratic activists Diana and Doug Bell.
The Center provides breakfast, clothing, computer training, counseling, social
services and other basic services to thousands of Austin's downtown homeless
people every year. Homeless people can use the Center as their mailing address
and have access to email and phone service. In response to the brutal murders of
several homeless women, Trinity has recently spearheaded a rotating venue among
several downtown venues to host 50 women for "safe sleep" each night.