With the support of our club the Lake Travis Middle School completed their 4th year with the South Austin Market Place Project. A project not only to help the homeless but to teach a “life lesson” to our youth. Picture below are L to R

Hayed Gatlin, Kathryn Bates, Tamara Strait, Alexander Fisher, Donald Zielinski, Ashley Buschhorn, Michael Bates, Jenny Mashburn, Herbert Schneider, Jenny Buschhorn

Project Background/Overview:
South Austin Market Place is a male residential facility for men who are coming up from life on the street and transitioning into the workplace.

Jenny Mashburn is a LTMS math teacher and the faculty advisor for FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) on campus. Jenny organizes a core group of FCA members along with other LTMS students, then coordinates with Mobile Loaves and Fishes and Lake Travis Rotary for a service project at South Austin Market Place.

The LTMS students load a Mobile Loaves and Fishes truck with items including: food, coffee, clothing items and basic gifts; in addition to the student-prepared sandwiches, snacks and Christmas cards. The purpose of the project is to instill and cultivate a sense of community service in the middle school students, while assisting the men of South Austin Marketplace

Rotary has supported this student led middle school community service project since it started in 2014. Our club buys basic necessities, including: razors, shaving cream, socks, tooth brushes and toothpaste; then, stuffs these items into gift bags. We also provide hamburgers and hot coffee for the event. 
The students take the gift bags, hamburgers, coffee, and other prepared food items they made, and hand them out to the men of South Austin Marketplace. Throughout the night the students socialize and share fellowship with the men.