OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Season for Caring

Each year, Season for Caring highlights the needs of 12 featured families who have been nominated to the Austin-American Statesman by local nonprofit organizations. This year, Meals on Wheels Central Texas nominated the Gomez family. Read their story by clicking here. 

The Gomez family’s wishes

Home modifications including creating a bedroom downstairs, creating an accessible bathroom/shower and removing carpet; wheelchair lift and carrier for the car; wheelchair ramp to exit garage area safely; assistance with mortgage payments; adjustable king/queen-size bed; help adapting their vehicle for easy use after prosthetics are placed; refrigerator; dishwasher; washer and dryer; dishes; pots and pans; drivers education classes for the twins; laptops; dressers; beds for the kids; queen- and full-size bedding; Dallas Cowboys and University of Texas Longhorns gear in sizes adult 3X, 2X, medium and extra-large; New Orleans Saints gear, adult large; Xbox gaming system; gift cards to H-E-B, Walmart and Target; and shots and grooming for their dog.

HOW TO HELP

Make a donation to Season for Caring: community.statesman.com/donate or mail it in to Austin Community Foundation, c/o Statesman Season for Caring, 4315 Guadalupe St., Suite 300, Austin, TX, 78751. Make checks payable to “Statesman Season for Caring.”