Quick Facts

2 months of Serving + 1 day of Celebration in East Austin.

2 months of service goes from Sept. 26 to Thanksgiving. HopeFest Celebration is on Oct. 26 from 9:30 am 3 pm.

HopeFest Celebration is at Reagan High School (click here for directions). Service area is 2 mile radius around Reagan in northeast Austin.

HopeFest is sponsored by churches and organizations all over Austin. To learn more, click here.


How to Help

We need:

We need:

1. Gently used children’s books

2. Gently used children’s clothing (ages 0-11)

3. New children’s bicycles

4. Used cribs and strollers (in good condition)

We are also looking for business partners and sponsors who can help with food or other donations for the HopeFest celebration.

e-mail hopefest@austin.rr.com

to arrange drop-off or make a donation.

1. Hundreds of volunteers are  needed for the HopeFest celebration on Oct. 26.

2. We are looking for church groups to take on a service project in partnership with an east Austin church, school or other organization.

3. Join in one of the planned prayer walks in the service area.

For more info, go to the

“How to Volunteer” page.


Contact Us

You can get information about HopeFest ’13 or current volunteer opportunities by contacting us at


You can also contact one of the following facilitators:

Coordinator – Barbara Bucklin



East Austin Coordinator – Allen Weeks     



Health & Dental- Julie Weeks



Music Coordinator – Sabine Foster



Volunteer Coordinators – David and Cyntreva Paige



Hispanic Ministries – Marivel Reyes



Prayer/Evangelism- Marivel Reyes



Thanks to the many churches and volunteer groups who helped out with HopeFest ‘12:

Austin Baptist Association

Austin Bridge Builders Alliance

Austin Hispanic Ministerial Alliance

Austin Stone Community Church

Above Grounds

Agape Family of Churches

Christian Business Network

Christian Women”s Job Corps

College Heights Baptist Church

Covenant Presbyterian Church

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Glad Tidings Church

Great Hills Baptist Church

Hill Country Bible Church

Hope Chapel

Hope in the City

Hungry for God

Iglesia El Shaddai

Lakeway Church

Luke 4:18 Ministries

Memorial Methodist Church

Messiah Lutheran Church

Mission Possible

Partners in Hope


Promiseland Church

The Storehouse (Round Rock)

University Methodist Church

Victory Ministries

Westlake Bible Church

Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church

Wholly Committed Ministries

Young Life Urban

Our thanks also to the following agencies, non-profits, organizations and businesses that made HopeFest ’12 possible:

African-American Quality of Life Initiative


Amerigroup Corp.

Austin Area Dental Hygienist Society

Austin Community College

Austin Fire Department

Austin Police Department

Austin Pregnancy Resource Center

Austin Public Library

Austin Regional Clinic

Carousel Pediatrics/Orthodontics

Catholic Charities

Child, Inc.

City of Austin Child Safety Program

City of Austin Community Care Dept.

City of Austin Health and Human Services Dept.

City of Austin Maternal & Child Health Program

Consulate General of Mexico

The Dream Center

El Buen Samaritano

Family Connections

Fiesta Supermarket

Godsend Empowerment Academy

Huston-Tillotson Health Connection Project

Insure-a-Kid (Seton Family of Hospitals)

J.J. Pickle Elementary School

Joseph Nipper

Keep Austin Beautiful

Ornamental Iron


Our Voices (Family Connections)

PAPA (Political Asylum Project)

Prevent Blindness

Reagan High School

SafeKids Austin Coalition

The Shepherd’s Guide

St. David’s Community Health Foundation

St. John Neighborhood Association

Seton Health Plan

Seton Human Resources

Superior Health Plan

Texas Access Alliance

Texas Communty Care

Texas Workforce Commission

Travis County Underage Drinking Project

Wells Fargo Bank


Worker’s Defense Project