DUE TO ALLISON’S EFFORTS AND THE CATTLEMEN CARE ORGANIZATION, OVER 92,000 MEALS HAVE BEEN SERVED TO UNDERPRIVILEGED CITIZENS IN THE AUSTIN AREA
Allison and her family have had a tremendous impact on the children of Austin, Texas, for more than a decade. Her friend, Alison S., nominated her, saying, “In 2008, she led her family to start a nonprofit organization called Cattlemen Care to help provide food to hungry children in the Austin area.” Cattlemen Care has donated food to numerous groups, including the Austin Children’s Shelter, Boys & Girls Club of Austin, Caritas, Austin’s homeless community, and so many more. “She has also organized over 1000 students, parents, and teacher volunteers to help serve them. Due to Allison’s efforts and the Cattlemen Care organization, over 92,000 meals have been served to underprivileged citizens in the Austin area.”
What started as a mission to feed the hungry children of Austin blossomed even more. Viva Babe Allison says, “Our focus was to help get food to children who had insecure food sources. However, as we spent more time with the nonprofits we donated to, we realized that while the food donations were very important, often the volunteer time spent with the kids who needed the food was equally important. From there, my focus became not only getting the food, but the volunteers to spend
In January 2019, Viva Babe Allison was diagnosed with Stage 4b Ovarian cancer. Alison S. says, “Even though her days can be very difficult, she continues to smile, laugh, exercise, and bake “ridiculously awesome” sourdough bread gifts for her numerous friends!”
Thank you, Allison, for all the joy and good you bring to the world! You are a beautiful, unstoppable difference-maker.