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Touch-A-Truck 2020 | Virtual Fundraiser


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AUSTIN, TXRealty Austin is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 10th Annual Touch-a-Truck benefiting SAFE | Austin’s Children’s Shelter. We are going virtual this year with the all-new Touch-A-Truck Virtual Ride Along series! Since the beginning of the pandemic, SAFE has seen an increased need for safe housing and is looking to the community to help uplift their programs. Many of SAFE’s clients move into the Shelter with nothing and need help to build a new home. Donations to cover the unforeseen costs on the campus due to COVID are needed most right now and Realty Austin is on a mission to help them buy necessary shelter supplies, cleaning products, and baby care products. 

Every Wednesday this fall, kids, and families of all ages can enjoy and explore online the vehicles they’ve seen in the movies, books, or driving around town – from construction trucks and ambulances to school buses and police cars. Realty Austin agents generously give part of their commissions to support the women and children living at SAFE shelters. Today we are asking you to support this online event at any level you are comfortable donating: 

$25 – 1 BABY CARE BATH SET (LOTION, SHAMPOO, BODY WASH)

$50 – STUDENT DISTANCE LEARNING (MP3 PLAYER + HEADPHONES)

$75 – CLEANING SUPPLIES (1 MONTH SUPPLY)

$100 – TWIN BED SHEETS + PILLOW (2 NEW SETS)

$250 – DIAPERS FOR 1 CHILD (3 MONTH SUPPLY)

$500 – HEALTHY MEALS (5 GIFT CARDS TO HEB/WAL-MART)

$1,000 – DIAPERS FOR 1 CHILD (1 YEAR SUPPLY)

Monetary donations are what SAFE needs most to buy necessary cleaning supplies, twin bed sheet sets and pillows, mother and baby care sets with lotion, and student distance learning support with generic mp3 players and headphones. To provide healthy meals for the families, HEB and Walmart gift cards are always appreciated too. 

Please consider making an impact on these lives by giving what you can.

Watch The Touch-A-Truck Virtual Series

Join SAFE virtually this year as they explore and learn about all different kinds of trucks. Buckle up and stay tuned for the virtual series to begin September 30th with a new episode to follow every Wednesday.

Touch-a-Truck Episode 1: Construction Trucks

September 30, 2020

Meet the Rock Crusher, the Front End Loader! Learn all the things these big trucks do at construction sites and sing along to Mr. Will’s Big Old Truck.

Touch-a-Truck Episode 2: Camp Mabry – Military Trucks

October 7, 2020

This week we’re going back in time! Gather around and explore 1940’s Class 500 Fire Truck and an F-84 Thunderjet from the 1950s in Camp Mabry’s Texas Military Forces Museum.

Touch-a-Truck Episode 3: Camp Mabry – Military Trucks pt. 2

October 14, 2020

This week we’re headed back to Camp Mabry’s Texas Military Forces Museum! This week you’ll get to explore an M38 Series Jeep and an M43B Ambulance.

Touch-a-Truck Episode 4: Camp Mabry – Acadian Ambulance

October 21, 2020

Tune in and watch our 4th virtual Touch-a-Truck episode! This week we’re exploring one of Acadian Ambulance. Reaching up to 75 mph, these trucks bring the safety of the hospital to you.

Touch-a-Truck Episode 5: Tow Trucks Ft. Mater from Cars!

November and 16, 2020

Tune in and watch our 5th virtual Touch-a-Truck episode! This week we’re out at Southside Wrecker exploring one of their biggest tow trucks and a special friend…Mater from Cars!

Realty Austin Sponsors Touch-a-Truck 2020

Austin’s #1 independent real estate brokerage, Realty Austin, proudly presents this event along with H-E-B and Texas Children’s Hospital to help raise funds for programs at the SAFE | Children’s Shelter campus.

What is Touch-A-Truck?

Touch-A-Truck is a family-friendly event that provides an opportunity for kids of all ages to come to Camp Mabry and explore the vehicles they’ve seen in movies, books, and just driving around town. The large open field of Camp Mabry provides space not only for a variety of trucks, but you can also find live music, local food vendors, and even a petting zoo! Check out the photos from past events!

This year’s event was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Realty Austin’s Commitment to Support SAFE’s Children’s Shelter

Each year, Realty Austin agents and staff will volunteer at the Touch-a-Truck event to make the fundraiser a success for SAFE’s Children’s Shelter and the families that the SAFE programs serve. 

In a partnership with SAFE, Realty Austin has pledged to help children and families who need a safe place to call home. This year their team will make charitable donations to raise funds to cover the growing costs of providing basic needs, quality care, and services at the shelter.

Join the Cause!

You can give back year-round to SAFE| Alliances through online donations, volunteer opportunities, and more.

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