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This Thanksgiving, join us in our efforts to raise goods for these Round Up partners: Central Texas Food Bank, Austin Pets Alive, and SAFE Alliance. These organizations are dedicated to helping the Austin community by providing food, shelter, and support for those who need it. Your contributions can make a difference, and Ride Austin wants to help you every step of the way.

From November 24th-27th, you will be able to request a free pickup of donatable items that will be given to these organizations. Requests will be picked up from 11AM-5PM. Below are items that you may donate for each organization, which are currently high need:


Caritas of Austin


  • Deodorant*
  • Shampoo and Conditioner*
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes*
  • Feminine Hygiene Items
  • AM/PM Pill Organizer
  • Razors
  • Bath Soap
  • Sunscreen and Bug Spray


  • Sewing Machine*
  • Pocket Calendar*
  • Umbrellas*
  • Adult Backpacks*


  • Can openers*
  • Rice Cookers*
  • Cookware Sets*
  • Small Appliances (Coffee Pot, Microwave, etc.)*
  • Kitchen Utensil Sets
  • Potholders and Dish Towels
  • Kitchen Tools (Can Opener, Measuring Spoons, etc.)
  • Plastic Storage Containers


  • Mop and Bucket
  • Broom and Dustpan
  • Small Trash Can or Kitchen Trash Can
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish Soap
  • Cleaning Solutions
  • Sponges
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Laundry Basket


  • H-E-B*
  • Home Depot*
  • Payless
  • Walmart
  • Target

* Most needed items


Central Texas Foodbank

  • peanut butter
  • canned chicken breast or tuna
  • canned low sodium vegetables
  • canned fruit in its own juice (no sugar added)
  • dry pinto beans
  • brown rice
  • non-fat dry milk powder
  • 100% whole grain cereal

*these are most requested items, however any healthy, non-perishable food is welcome

*ensure food items are with intact, un-opened, consumer or commercial packaging, items with non-breakable packaging (no glass please), food within the expiration date on the packaging

    SAFE Alliance

    • Gift Cards (Target, Walmart, HEB, OldNavy, etc)
    • Diapers and Wipes
    • Baby shampoo & soap, diaper rash cream
    • Soft blankets & Bibs
    • Learning toys
    • Baby & Toddler clothing
    • Formula (Similac Advance is preferred)
    • Non-Perishable Snack Items
    • New Adult-Sized Athletic Shorts
    • New Adult-Sized Underwear, Sports Bras, and Socks
    • New Adult-Sized Solid Colored T-Shirts
    • New Baby Bouncers and Exersaucers
    • Non-Spiral Journals
    • Personal Daily Planners
    • Advanced Lego Sets
    • Art Supplies
    • Arts & Crafts Kits
    • Adult Coloring Books
    • Ball Pumps, Basketballs, Footballs
    • Blow Dryers, Curling Irons, and Flat Irons
    • Cologne and Perfume
    • Handheld Electronic Games
    • Headphones and Earbuds
    • Magic: The Gathering Cards
    • Decks of Cards
    • Makeup Kits, Nail Polish, Scented Lotion/Soaps
    • Movies G to PG-13
    • Science Kits
    • Scrapbooking Supplies
    • African-American culturally specific children’s books- any genre (fiction and non-fiction), but especially books that address family issues, trauma, moving, divorce, other losses and recovery.
    • Adult books written for or by African-Americans, including fiction, non-fiction, and  self-help books
    • African-American magazines such as Ebony, Essence, Black Enterprise, Heart & Soul, and others. Individual donations or subscriptions appreciated!



    APA!/Austin Humane Society

    • Heritage Ranch by H-E-B
    • Gift Cards to Bark n’ Purr, Tomlinson’s, PetsMart, PetCo, Target, & Home Depot
    • Paper Towels
    • Small Puppy Pads
    • Metal Litter Pans
    • 21st Century (Kitten and Puppy Milk Replacement)
    • Peanut Butter (creamy, sealed, non-organic and unexpired)
    • Cans of Easy Cheese
    • Kitten Bottle Sets
    • Wet cat food of any type- Pate style
    • Wet Dog Food of any type
    • Litter Scoops
    • Small Two-Sided Cat Bowls
    • Cat Toys (any type)
    • Small Cat Beds
    • Wash Cloths

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