Florence Needs Help

Resources running low at Eastside community nonprofit

Florence's Comfort House, the Montopolis neighborhood nonprofit, DIY arthouse, and community center homemade by Florence Ponziano, is in need of whatever financial or in-kind assistance Chronicle readers might be able to offer. Ponziano is at the beginning of her annual summer program for neighborhood children – a combination of art and play in place and informal city tours, currently hosting about 20 children – and resources are running low, she reports, as confirmed by Jan Cox, treasurer of the nonprofit board that supports Comfort House. Unless additional funding is raised, prospects may be even slimmer for the Comfort House's afterschool and neighbor programs that normally resume in the fall. Readers who would like to contribute to the Comfort House may visit the website www.florencescomforthouse.org and give directly, or send checks to "Florence's Comfort House," c/o Jan Cox, 2803 Silverleaf, Austin, TX, 78757.

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