A spirit of service, serendipity and a lifetime of love.

December 3, 2009 § 1 Comment

Sara and Austin McElroy met while volunteering at the Food Bank. Nine years later, they married on October 16, 2009.  They say serendipity brought them together when they individually signed-up to volunteer through their honor society at the University of Texas (UT). “The work [at the Food Bank] lent itself to carry on a conversation, while still performing the needed tasks, which provided a friendly atmosphere and made the experience comfortable,” Sara said.

Sara completed her nursing degree in 2005 at UT, and currently works in the operating room at St. David’s Medical Center. Austin is returning to school for a master’s degree in biomedical engineering. “The Food Bank holds a special place in our hearts since it provided the venue for what would be a pivotal point in our lives,” says Sara.

In honor of their first meeting at the Food Bank, Sara and Austin generously made a donation for each of their wedding guests.
Sara said, “Please accept this donation as a ‘Thank You’ for what we consider to be a priceless gift – the opportunity to come together in the spirit of service, and to begin a relationship with each other to last a lifetime.”

Congratulations, and thank you, Sara and Austin!

Have you made a donation to a local nonprofit in leiu of a gift for a birthday, wedding and/or holiday? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.


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