Meet Jane:   Cooking For Our Clients

Jane
Jane King with her dog Poodie
King's cooking warms the hearts and bellies of our hospice clients. Every week, Jane combines fresh ingredients in her crock pot at home. Then, she comes to Doug's House Monday morning, plugs in the pot and lets dinner stew throughout the day. Her slow-cooked meals are easy and have helped feed dozens of our hospice clients over the past three years. 

"The thing about slow cooking is that it smells so great. For people who don't feel well, it might stimulate their appetite. There's nothing better than being in a house with great food smells," Jane said. 


Jane prepares her next meal for Doug's House.
Project Transitions is grateful to volunteers like Jane who participate in a program called "Cook For Our Clients." By providing meals, Jane and others like her help Project Transitions offset our food costs. Jane's commitment is simply extraordinary. 

"For the past three years, I've only missed a few weeks. When I'm not in town, I go to Facebook and get friends to volunteer," Jane said.

Our clients not only receive home cooked meals from people like Jane, restaurants like Kerbey Lane and Gusto have graciously donated their services. Want to "Cook For Our Clients?" Click here to learn more. The program is easy. You dream of great meals to prepare. Your food nourishes the hearts and bellies of some of Central Texas' most vulnerable.
Celebrating 26 Years
Thank you to our platinum sponsor Alori Properties and our newest gold sponsors Bill Dickson, Frank Rusconi and Duane Mailman. The big event is Saturday, December 5 from 7 - 11 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel. Skip the drive! Park downtown. Pre-party at RAIN on 4th. There will be a free shuttle service to and from  RAIN.    
Check out our website for more details. 

Mark Your Calendars
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is set for Saturday, February 6, 2016. This event lets guests pick one out of several dinners in private homes. Click here if you'd like to help plan the event. 
Meet Our New Team Members
Clay Battin
Clay Battin joins the Project Transitions team as Director of Development. He moved to Austin last November from Washington D.C. Clay worked eight years with nonprofit fundraising. His experience with nonprofits ranges from education to health based. Clay hopes to modernize, grow and diversify Project Transitions' donor base to ensure that our organization will be able to care for Central Texas' most vulnerable.


Sara Krueger
Sara Krueger joined our team as Events Coordinator. She recently moved to Austin from Columbus, Ohio. In Columbus, she worked for five years with the Central Ohio Professional Education. One of Sarah's first projects will be to work on December's Holiday Swing. Sarah plans to help Project Transitions add more events that reach a broader audience. 

Project Transitions Receives Major Grants
 
Our programs continue to receive much needed funding through generous grants.  Recently, Athena Health and Broadway Care awarded Project Transitions a grant to help fund the costs of operating Doug's House. We also received a grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals that will help us continue services through our housing programs: Highland Terrace, Roosevelt Gardens and community housing. All of these organizations were inspired by our efforts to close healthcare gaps in the Austin community.  
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Project Transitions Board of Directors
Matthew Albertson
Craig Davis
Bob Garza
Cindy Goldman
Blair Hodgkins
Michael Pizzutti
Thomas H. Smith, MD
Joseph Werle