By Chief Scoop Blogger
About the PZNA's East Austin Coat Drive - Spreading Warmth
The Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Association (PZNA)’s East Austin Coat Drive – Spreading Warmth’s mission is to provide new or like-new coats, gloves, scarfs and hats during Austin’s winter months to youth and adult homeless shelters, women and children's domestic abuse safe houses and/or anyone in need.
In recent years, Austin has been experiencing longer and colder winters. Life threatening Hypothermia can set in when temperatures are between 32F and 50F. But this is only one of many health risks that occur when exposed to cold weather over long periods of time.
The City of Austin is working to end homelessness and get people living on the streets into housing with the health and human services required to help them remain off the streets. However, this this is not an easy fix, and will take time with projects being phased in over the next several years.
Homelessness has no discretion. In November 2018, the Nation witnessed all the residents of Paradise, California lose their homes and all of their belongings in one of the worst wildfires the State of California has experienced to date. Closer to home, at least 55,000 residents in Texas are still displaced because of Hurricane Harvey.
Fortunately, through One Warm Coat, PZNA members and friends can take actions to make measurable differences to help men, women and children of all ages by simply searching through our closets for that coat that no longer fits or our dresser drawers to find a forgotten pair of gloves, a scarf or hat. .
Together, our East Austin community can spread warmth to our most vulnerable members in need. Let’s ensure that everyone in our community is healthy and warm. Drop-off your like-new coat, hat, scarf or pair of gloves to one of the three locations to be announced prior to drive kickoff on January 28th. Note that each location has different operation hours of business.
All coats will go to East Austin shelters and those in need for free including:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer or have questions.
Best Sniffs: Parque Zaragoza Joins Austin Parks Foundation's It's My Park Day, Saturday, November 3rd!
Jackson Papillon & Neighborhood Nose Editorial Staff
Volunteers must Register through the Austin Parks Foundation's It's My Park Day Website
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If you haven't heard the great news, this year Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Association [PZNA] with Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center [PZRC] Staff and recreation center teens are asking for volunteers for Fall It’s My Park Day hosted by Austin Parks Foundation.
When you volunteer for It's My Park Day, local businesses participate with special giveaways and promotions.
Wear your T-Shirt on It's My Park Day and "Get Back When You Give."
See the awesome list of local businesses participating to say thanks for volunteering!
Volunteers must register with Austin Parks Foundation and provide important information including signing a liability waiver, providing a medical emergency contact and your T-Shirt size. In order to participate you must register and sign the liability wavier. So, why wait? Register by clicking here.
Beautify and Cleanup Parque Zaragoza volunteers will cleanup and refresh the butterfly and vegetable gardens in front of the recreation center, paint raised garden beds, add compost and new vegetable and herb plants where needed. We will also cleanup trash and debris around the park!
Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood is proud to join the largest city-wide volunteer event along with thousands of volunteers that come together on the first Saturdays of March and November to work on hundreds of improvement projects in parks and greenbelts throughout the city. The volunteer labor on these days represents an investment of over a quarter of a million dollars for our Austin’s parks.
Jackson Papillon, Chief Scoop Blogger
Here are 6 Pet Safety Tips Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Association [#PNZA] offers to help prevent our community's pets from running off and getting lost this #FourthofJuly holiday! 🐕🐈🎆🇺🇲
Also remember, if it's too hot for you to be outside, it's too hot for your pet.
Chief Scoop Blogger
I'm Jackson Papillon, an East Austin Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood [#PZNA] Canine. I have a good nose for news and will cover two regular beats: