Upcoming Drives

On Friday, August 7, Carrying Hope spent the day delivering HOPE! On this fabulously sunny Friday, we had the honor of delivering 223 specially-curated Hope Packs to shelters, residential treatment centers and foster care agencies across Texas, spanning Austin to Houston! A huge THANK YOU to our summer Hope Pack volunteers who lovingly shopped and assembled these special Hope Packs, brimming with items specifically tailored to each child’s interests, sizes, wish lists and passions! Many of the children receiving these Hope Packs have been sheltering in place since March, forgoing their normal fun-filled outings to summer camps and swimming pools, so these deliveries brought some much-needed hope and happiness! Each year we hold community-wide summer drives in honor of Hope’s birthday, and although this year’s fourth birthday celebration was a little different without being able to gather together with our amazing volunteers, it was just as special because of the incredible impact you all made!

2020 Annual Hope Pack Drive


Our 3rd Annual Hope Pack Drive was a two-city celebration, held in Austin on July 13, 2019 and in Houston on July 14, 2019.

With the Texas summer in full heat, there was no better way to celebrate than with an awesome pool party which included face painting, snowcones, birthday cake, and of course lots of swimming! Carrying Hope had an amazing time celebrating with the community and is so appreciative of all the support we had through sponsors and volunteers, including National Charity League, Inc., South Austin Wildflowers, Austin Allies, and The Charitable Crew! And our biggest thanks to both the Austin and Houston communities for believing in our cause and for all of the amazing donations, including 200 completed Hope Packs for children entering into foster care!

A mountain of Hope Packs at the 2019 Hope Pack Drive.


Tito’s Handmade VodkaMoreland PropertiesArrive LogisticsAceable DrivingFrostKona Ice ATXMcLane Family DentalCalifornia Pizza KitchenTorchy’s Tacos, and the Circle C Child Development Center

Our 2nd Annual Hope Pack Drive was on Saturday July 14, 2018 at the Browning Hangar at Mueller

Board Members at 2018 Hope Pack Drive

Thank you to all those that attended Carrying Hope’s 2nd Annual Citywide Hope Pack Drive! We loved seeing everyone from the community come out and enjoy all of the fun activities, including Carly’s Critter Camp with the awesome petting zoo, The Boogaloo Crew for their stilt walking and other activities, Kona Ice for the free snow cones and all of our wonderful volunteers that made the day run so fantastically smooth! Also a big thank you to Helping Hand Home for Children, Angel Hearts of Texas, and Foster Community for coming out and answering questions about foster children in Central Texas.


Our 2017 Hope Pack Drive was on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the Browning Hangar at Mueller

Our first annual Hope Pack Drive in 2017 collected a total of 500 Hope Packs! Our goal that year was to be able to provide a Hope Pack to each child that entered the foster care system in Travis County that year, and this first drive allowed us to meet that goal before the year ended! It was such a fun day and the start of a new summer tradition for Carrying Hope.