Please join us Friday, January 30, from 4 to 8 pm for a silent auction and concert benefiting Green Corn Project at the new Patagonia store at 316 N. Congress Avenue. Entertainment will be provided by local band Austin Homegrown. Admission is free.
Eventgoers will have the opportunity to bid on items ranging from everyday gear like tote bags and water bottles to a surfboard donated by Wake Shop at South Austin Marine, a Patagonia® wetsuit, Osprey® technical backpacks and a Tandem Sky Dive package from Skydive San Marcos. All proceeds from the silent auction will go directly to the Green Corn Project, which promotes organic gardening as an affordable food solution for Austin’s underserved communities; Environment Texas, an advocacy group working to protect the state’s air, water and open spaces; and the Colorado River Foundation, which runs cleanups and various other programs on behalf of the Colorado River.
Representatives from all three nonprofit organizations will be on site to talk about their work, with radio stations KGSR and KROX broadcasting live from the store during the event.
In addition, Patagonia is sponsoring an In-Service Day for all three groups on Saturday, February 7. Local residents can sign up in advance at the Patagonia store to volunteer for any of the three organizations. Goody bags will be given to the first 50 registrants. Patagonia employees will also be participating in the volunteer activities.