From Friends of the Children–Austin.
"We are entering our third year in operations, and we are absolutely energized by the magnitude of the goals that we have accomplished thus far. We know that we have some really big ones ahead of us, but we are undaunted by that because of the support of our partners and of this community that have come together to launch and build Friends–Austin. Thanks to our incredible community of supporters, we are already the fastest scaling chapter in the country, serving 72 kids in our second year, 112 this year, our third, and on track to be serving 208 in our fifth year. Together, we have built the exact foundation needed to grow this program to bring a Friend to every child in our community who most needs one." – Nancy Pollard, Executive Director