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Community Service

Improving The Health Of Central Texans

There are several ways to connect with the greater Austin community through the Alliance and our Community Service committees. In keeping with the mission to assist with health related needs and to foster social networks for the families of medicine, the alliance supports the Austin community through various initiatives, such as offering support as-needed to the Volunteer Healthcare Clinic and providing hands-on volunteer opportunities with Saint Louise House, PPE delivery in partnership with the Travis County Medical Society, and immunization clinics. Beyond these groups, members can also volunteer to work on the gala committee to raise the funds needed to financially support our community partners.

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St. Louise House

Saint Louise House empowers women with children to overcome homelessness by providing program participants with wraparound, case management services AND long-term stable housing.  This committee of dedicated TCMA volunteers frequently comes together to create family meals for  SLH families, or through various seasonal opportunities, like apartment home set-ups for new families moving in to SLH, and seasonal support for families (i.e. “Sponsor a Family For The Holidays,” furniture donations, birthday cakes, etc.).

Contact: Debbie Chilton, debbiechilton@insperity.com

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Hard Hats for Little Heads Helmet Giveaway

A properly fitting helmet can prevent almost all head injuries, the most common cause of disability or death in a bicycle crash. Since 2016, TCMA has donated nearly 850 helmets to Travis County children, primarily through Jr. League’s Coats for Kids, People’s Community Clinic and Community Care Clinic, East Austin.  

Contact: Elaine Agatston

vp-communityservice@tcmalliance.org

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Nursing Scholarships

Each year, TCMA administers the distribution of several nursing scholarships for deserving students at UT School of Nursing and Concordia University, through the TCMAF Hispanic Nursing Scholarship Trust Fund of Dr. Roberto J and Agniela (Annie) M. Bayardo

PPE DELIVERY

Members deliver PPE supplies to medical offices throughout the Austin area for the TCMS. This is a meaningful way to safely serve our community and help local physicians. Deliveries are scheduled weekly, on your own schedule and coordinated by a TCMS staffer. Please join us!

Contact: Mandy Clare at mclare@tcms.com.

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Austin Energy Regional Science Fair

The Alliance has offered annual financial support for the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival since 1956. We are the longest continuous sponsor of the Science Fair. This event is one of the state’s largest regional science fairs for students, grades 3-12. If you are interested in being a judge or a volunteer, please check out their volunteer website: http://www.sciencefest.org/volunteers.

Party With a Purpose (Gala)

The TCMA Foundation works annually to raise funds to financially support our selected community partners.  This event is typically held in the late Winter/early Spring.  

Contact: Jenny Stern

president@tcmalliance.org

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BookShare Committee

The TCMA is now participating in Texas BookShare, a TMAA-sponsored community service project which
provides children’s books, in English and/or Spanish, with themes about healthy living, to underserved children
ages 0-9. Books and hand-written notes of encouragement are given to the children by their healthcare provider
at their annual physical exams that encourage good nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction. Currently we are
providing books to People’s Community Clinic, Volunteer Healthcare Clinic, and Dell Children’s Hospital. TMAA is
providing the funding for the first year of the project. Contact Elaine Agatston, VP-Community Service-Elect,
eagatston@gmail.com.

Vaccines Defend What Matter Committee

During the 2020-2021 pandemic year, the TCMA was very active in organizing and staffing many vaccination clinics, starting with a drive-through flu immunization clinic in October, at Sacred Heart Community Clinic in Round Rock. During the winter and spring of 2021, TCMA members enthusiastically stepped up to volunteer at
numerous Covid-19 vaccination clinics in Austin, partnering with TCMS and Code 4 Emergency Services. In the
coming year, we expect to assist with the Round Rock flu clinic in the fall, and will support further Covid-19
vaccination clinics as we are able if they are needed in our community. Contact Christina Fenrich at
cafenrich@gmail.com.

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