Each year, Season for Caring partners with local nonprofit agencies and invites them to nominated up to three families. LifeWorks has a long tradition of being part of Season for Caring.
LifeWorks is a fearless advocate for youth and families seeking their path to self-sufficiency by providing counseling services, housing, access to job training and education.
This year, LifeWorks nominated Francisco Zuñiga-Echeverria. Zuñiga-Echeverria became an orphan when he was 2 and became part of the foster care system when he was 9. He is hearing impaired and found himself homeless. He made his way to Austin and found LifeWorks. Read more about him here .
His wish list:
Two hearing aids, size 13; hearing-impaired alert devices (flash door signalers, flash smoke alarms, bed shakers); eye exam and possibly glasses, contacts or laser vision correction; green moped scooter to get school and work with driving course and protective gear; gas cards; bicycle; comprehensive allergy test; employment as an overnight stocker position at H-E-B Riverside or Hancock Center or similar position; college fees and books for Austin Community College not covered by tuition; laptop; shoes, size 10 1/2 or 11; clothes: large or extra large shirts, pants 40 waist; culinary classes and tools; casserole dishes; gardening classes and tools; gift cards to Half Price Books, Macy’s, Target, GameStop and H-E-B; Softball Austin membership with glove, bat and cleats; piano keyboard with stand.
To find out more about LifeWorksor to give an item on the family’s wish list, contact the agency at, 3700 S. First St.. 512-735-2473, lifeworksaustin.org
To give a monetary donation, go to the donation page at statesman.com/seasonforcaring.