Passalong Project

Passalong Project

"I really like helping people, but its hard when you need a lot of help yourself." ARCH Client

Mission Statement

Passalong Project provides dignity and empowerment through community service, volunteering, and engagement.

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Our Story

Passalong Project grew from a desire to remind the world that every person has purpose and value.  The first project took place at ARCH shelter in downtown Austin in the fall of 2015 - persons experiencing homelessness created support chains for children having skull surgery.  The participants asked for more to do, shared stories of help they had been given, ways they have helped others, and things they'd like to do to help more in the future.


Passalong Project was born.


It didn't take long to find more participant groups ready to offer their time and talent to the community - nursing homes, high need schools, adult day facilities, youth homes, and others all saw the value in the gifts their residents, students, and clients had to share.  With each new community met and served, we learn how important it is to support each other in whatever way possible.  Every person has something to offer!

Our team

Connolly Lees, Founder and Executive Director


Board of Directors

Mary Clare Alley

Jennifer Teague

Linda Kay