Thank you all for the great gifts so carefully picked for the food bank, and also for the Austin Shelter this last pickup!! Isn’t a great way to claim our divine quality of contentment by stoking the flames of our gratitude through giving?    Gratitude and contentment do go hand in hand.  May we continue to pay our gratitude forward by helping others at the Austin Street Shelter and at the North Texas Food Bank.   Please find below this week’s needs.  See you on Monday!


Please keep those UNDERWEAR coming.  The sizes needed are M-XXL for men and women.  New only, please. Besides the items listed below, any WORKING old phones with chargers, toiletries, unused plastic wear in packages from fast food places, and whatever else inspires that could be used is great! (no children’s clothes for the shelter—adults only)

The other items needed are listed below, but not limited to these.  Needed for the NTFB are any  NON-Perishables, no items that need refrigeration, anything you eat with the exception of items with meat.. NO MEAT please.

  • Sanitizing Wipes (must contain 60% alcohol)
  • Antibacterial Hand Soap (individual container or refill bottle)
  • Frozen breakfast foods
  • New, queen size air mattresses
  • Hairbrushes
  • Individual baby oil (keeps skin hydrated)
  • Reading glasses (all strengths)
  • New men’s belts
  • Jeans (Men & Women’s new/gently used)
  • Shoes (for men and women), preferably tennis shoes and shower shoes
  • New, large bras
  • Unisex pull up Depends
  • Blankets
  • Poligrip

Please let us know if you have a pickup and we will confirm by Sunday evening via text. If you have not gotten a confirmation from us, please call us, as something got confused probably.

With love and blessings,

Eric and Shakti Biskamp (214)235-8324 and (214)394-0583