On Saturday, October 13, 2018 Rebuilding Together Austin is partnering with MAYA Consulting to complete the repair project on the home of Ms. Grace Ockletree. Larkin Tackett is the founder and CEO of MAYA Consulting, which provides a range of services in the education sector. Larkin is celebrating his 40th birthday this year and he has big dreams to give back not only to his community but to a very special person, Ms. Grace Ockletree. Please read Larkin's special invitation below. 

One of my more recent life teachers is Ms. Grace Ockletree. She is a mother and a grandmother, a church elder, and a community leader. Her smile and her laugh are infectious. Ms. O has taught me life lessons that have made me a better father, educator, and friend. As my mom would say, Ms. O is my she-ro.

For my 40th birthday, I want to spend time with my friends and do some good. I’m inviting you to help me give back just a little of what Ms. O has given to me.

For the last six months, I’ve worked with an awesome organization called Rebuilding Together Austin to invest about $50,000 in city housing rehab funds and volunteer sweat equity to make improvements to Ms. O’s home. This includes a new roof, fence, central A/C, external paint, and an accessible bathroom.

This is a good start, but I’d like you to help finish the job. Please consider signing up, rolling up your sleeves, and joining me on Saturday, October 13, 2018 to give back to Ms. O. In addition to your landscaping, house painting, and IKEA furniture-construction skills, we could use your financial support to raise $10,000 for supplies to complete the project. Please invest in Ms. O and the wonderful girls she is raising.

Spending time with you and helping my friend would be the best present to celebrate my 40th year.



If you would like to sign up to volunteer, please register here. We are offering two shifts. The first shift is from 7:30am-11am and the second shift is from 11am-2:00pm. We will serve a light brunch in between the two shifts from 10:30-11am.

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