HOW WE STARTED
Our family has been traveling to the island of Abaco in the Bahamas for twenty years. About six years ago, we were introduced to a community, most of whom were children. For many in the community, meeting basic needs is an ever-present challenge. We held several clothes and shoe drives to help meet these needs. We also learned that many kids might not be able to purchase the books that were required by the public schools. We started by purchasing books for about 40 kids that lived in the community. With the support of our local friend Tanique, leadership at a local church and a local school our program has grown to provide books to almost 200 kids in need. We felt called to help the children of the community overcome this obstacle and, out of that desire, ASA was formed.
WHAT WE DO
ASA (Austin Serving Abaco) has a goal to share the love of Christ with the beautiful community of Abaco. We have a goal to help as many kids as possible stay in school and graduate. Through many avenues including sponsorships for students, backpack drives, shoe and clothing drives, and mission trips with partner organizations, ASA provides supplies and encouragement to the children of Abaco.