With the help of generous and courageous donors, Vanilla Orchid has been able to serve numerous front line workers weekly at hospitals in and around Austin.
We would like to thank Austin Stone Community Church for graciously leading the efforts to plan, coordinate, and facilitate meal donations to front-line workers. Without their amazing staff, volunteers, and sacrifice, we would have never been able to serve so many.
Just some of the hospitals served:
St Davids’s Central
St. Davids’ South
St. David’s North
Dell Children’s Hospital
Dell Seton Medical ICU
Ascension Seton Medical Center
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. David’s (Central)
St. David’s Round Rock Rehab Center
Austin Emergency Center Far West
Austin Emergency Center Mueller
Austin Emergency Center South Lamar
If you would like to donate to Austin Stone’s efforts to support the city, you can do so by visiting their site at https://austinstone.org/give/ and select “Mercy Fund”.
Courage and generosity shines brightest in times of need, and that’s exactly what a few gracious donors did when they started our Meals of Grace Fund. Because of their financial support, Vanilla Orchid has been able to send out hundreds of individual and family meals to those who have lost their jobs, gotten sick, or experienced other hardships related issues from Covid-19.
Again, we would like to thank Austin Stone Community Church for graciously leading the efforts to plan, coordinate, and facilitate individual meal donations to those in need for hundreds and hundreds of people in need in Austin. Austin Stone has given generously and asked for nothing in return for their efforts. We want to thank them for their leadership and support throughout this time.
Austin Eateries Care for Caregivers is an on-going gofundme fundraiser, organized by Duncan McColl, with a really cool mission of helping restaurants and nurses simultaneously. Every donation will be used to purchase a gift card from a local restaurant that is then donated to the Texas Nurses Foundation which is dedicated to helping nurses before, during, and after an emergency disasters and crisis situations. You can donate on the Gofundme page here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/austin-eateries-care-for-caregivers
We at Vanilla Orchid are so, so honored to be a part of the on-going efforts to care for our city, specifically those in need.
The fight is not over yet. Many families are just now starting to experience financial loss, hardships, or health issues relating to this pervasive pandemic. By donating just $5, $20, $50 or more, you can help our VO Cares initiative and support our community in this time of need.