FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Multi-Ethnic Chamber Alliance (MECA) and the Austin Young Chamber kicked off a week-long diaper drive today - #DiapersforATX. The diaper drive will run until Friday, February 26th, 2021. The public is invited to drop off diapers of any size and wipes in collection boxes at the following locations during business hours:
Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden
121 Pickle Rd
Austin, TX 78704
8a.m. - 10:30p.m.
Covert Buick GMC Austin
11750 Research Blvd, Suite D
Austin, Texas 78759
9a.m. - 8p.m.
Texas Hitch & Truck Center
9099 Research Blvd
Austin, Texas 78758
8a.m. - 5:30p.m.
“The GAHCC has been helping to get people food and water, and through outreach and volunteering with local distributions, we noticed there is still a great need for diapers and wipes. In setting up the diaper drive with our fellow chambers, we hope to offer the community a few consistent locations to donate so we may then supply the ongoing distributions in the city,” said Stephanie Bazan, Director of Communications, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The recent winter storm in the Austin area has led to an increased need for diapers and wipes. All donations will be distributed to community members in need and people are encouraged to spread the word about the diaper drive and use the hashtag #diapersforATX.
The Multi-Ethnic Chamber Alliance (MECA) was developed by the City of Austin’s Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office (EGRSO) as a way to encourage the Multi-Ethnic Chambers to develop programs jointly, for greater dialogue, and to develop economies of scale. MECA members jointly plan, fund, and host three events a year as part of their individual city agreement. Annual events include a targeted industry-focused luncheon & forum, a career expo, and annual holiday celebration. It's members include the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and while the Austin Young Chamber is not a member of MECA, they do work with MECA on shared projects. Currently, MECA has approximately 1,800 active members representing corporations, small businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.
About the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC):
Established in 1973, the GAHCC is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization whose primary goal is to continue the advancement and progression of a strong and stable economic culture for Hispanic Businesses. Our Board and Members represent diverse industries from corporations, small businesses, nonprofits, to governmental agencies that touch all corners of the Greater Austin area. The mission of the GAHCC is to be the leading resource and advocate for the Hispanic business community.
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