The nonprofit Florence’s Comfort House is just what it sounds like: a place where unmoored children (and occasionally adults) in Ponziano’s Montopolis neighborhood can find friends, assistance, learning, playmates and playscape, a kindly ear — comfort — when life turns tough. It is also a magical living repository of Ponziano’s extraordinary artwork, which she also sells, barters, or just gives away to help children and neighbors. Like her home, she’s a hidden Austin gem, who avoids recognition she greatly deserves. Consider this a token of appreciation.
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