Love Your Neighbor benefit

exromantika standingJoin Blackshear Bridge and friends for Love Your Neighbor, a benefit on Sunday, February 10, from 4-7 PM at Tamale House East, 1707 E. 6th Street.  The afternoon will include live Latin funk by Ex Romantika, an eclectic silent auction and delicious appetizers by Tamale House East.

Meet Blackshear Bridge members, event hosts, special guests, and the Hispanic Austin Leadership (HAL) financial stability team, who are helping us to support affordability in Central East Austin this Spring.

Two of our programs – the Friendly Garden Mural plus our Community Outreach & Engagement for Affordability — are reaching a crescendo this April 2019.

We need your help.

CLICK HERE for your ticket in the amount of $10-100 dollars and note “Love Your Neighbor” in your donation.

In January & February, we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History Month. 

In March, we will knock on every door in the area with affordability resource information and invitations to workshops to help neighbors stay in their homes.  At the workshops, we will teach our neighbors how to challenge their property taxes, file their homestead exemptions, and get help repairing their homes.

In April, we will celebrate the historic birthday of Friendly R. Rice, the former, innovative Blackshear Elementary School Principal. We will unveil the Friendly Garden Mural commemorating his legacies and bring together past students, faculty, and parents for a special Blackshear Elementary School reunion.

CLICK HERE for your ticket in the amount of $10-100 dollars and note “Love Your Neighbor” in your donation.

Or become a sponsor of the event. Your sponsorship of $1,000, $500, $250, or $100 to Blackshear Bridge will support the success of these vital efforts to empower long-time neighbors in Central East Austin.

To make your Sponsorship donation, CLICK HERE, call Donna Hoffman at 512-299-5776 or email

Your generous contribution will help Central East Austin communities to honor the past while creating an inclusive and affordable future

We will recognize you and your business at the event and on our website, social media, and email communication.

For more information, read this website or follow us on Facebook!

Thank you for considering this request to help Blackshear Bridge.


Gina Tillis, Blackshear Bridge Board President

Matt Flores, Blackshear Bridge Board Member & Event Chairperson for Hispanic Austin Leadership

Donna Hoffman, Blackshear Bridge Director

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