The 100 Black Men of Austin partnered with Amazon to provide over 2,500 items to those in need this holiday season. The 100 selected organizations locally and nationally that focused on the homeless, underserved communities, and kids. Amazon donated and shipped coats, gloves, clothes, diapers, sanitary items, toys, and backpacks to the organizations/communities.
Thank You Amazon for your commitment to the community!
Due to Travis County going to Stage 4 COVID restrictions, the 100 Black Men of Austin made a $2,000 donation to the Central Texas Food Bank in lieu of volunteering for the holidays. Central Texas Food Bank partnered with PIMCO to triple donations during the holidays. Because of their generous match, the 100 BMOA donation will provide 24,000 meals.
The 100 Black Men of Austin partnered with Knot Standard to introduce 9 high school seniors to dress etiquette. John Ballay (CEO) of Knot Standard and his team of experts shared their experiences in the clothing world as well as networking opportunities. Sessions included tying a tie, knowing what color suit to wear for every occasion, understanding the ABC model (Attention to detail, Be yourself, Confidence), and testimonials from the Knot Standard team. At the end of the sessions, Matthew Mueller (Founder & President) of Knot Standard surprised the students by awarding them a custom suit and shirt.
Special thanks to Allison Hand, Dion Lattimore, Fabrizio Lauri, Marvin Gilmore (pictured), Brooke Semenza, Texas Empowerment Academy, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Ladders for Leaders.
Due to COVID-19, The 100 Black Men of Austin, Inc. had to pivot their voter registration efforts. To keep our members safe, we partnered with Defend Our Future to create a contactless effort to increase voter registration across the state of Texas. A direct mailer of 61,000 pre-printed voter registration forms were mailed in July in hopes of a 5% (3,000+) return. As of October 27th, we safely registered over 5,500 voters.
13 of our members were registered Voter Deputy Registrars (VDRs) and volunteered in Travis County to increase in-person voter registration.