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Annual Toy Distribution Day 2023!

Season’s Greetings from AAYHF – Annual Toy Distribution Day 2023!
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Merry Christmas from the African American Youth

Harvest Foundation

(click to start the video below)

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Annual Toy Distribution Day

Sunday, December 17, 2023

We are so happy to serve our families and be a part of creating a special holiday season!

And we’re always grateful for our volunteers, donors, sponsors and AAYHF team for making this day possible and year-round programming and events.

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Look at these beautifully wrapped gifts!

It’s truly heartwarming to see the generosity and dedication of our volunteers and the AAYHF team in bringing joy to families this holiday season. The wrapped gifts look amazing, filled with toys, spirit and ready to spread cheer.

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers, donors, sponsors and the AAYHF team for making this another successful event!

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Thank you to VISA VIBE for their support to AAYHF’s Annual Toy Drive!

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Thanks to 19th Street Baptist Church under the leadership of M.C. Walker for their generous donation to AAYHF’s Annual Toy Drive. We love our community and their support!

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AAYHF and CapMetro celebrated the reveal of the bus advertisement – December 13, 2023!

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Last Week with AAYHF – “Michael Lofton loves the kids!”

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Corey H (Corey Hopkins), AAYHF Host & Producer interviews AAYHF Team and Mentors.

This inspiring video features youth sharing their experiences as participants in the mentoring program, their parents, facilitators as well as Michael Lofton, President/Founder/CEO, AAYHF.

Click below to start the video!

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The Gift-Wrapping Party – Always a great time for individuals and corporations to share their time

with us!

We appreciate all of our amazing Volunteers!



” The AKA’s were thrilled to be Santa’s helpers at the AAYHF Annual Gift-Wrapping Party & Toy Distribution! Tonight, we wrapped hundreds of gifts with pink & green love. Huge thanks to Mr. Lofton for the opportunity to serve and spread holiday cheer. When you call, we’re always ready to lend a hand!”

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Thanks to AUTMHQ (Austin Urban Technology Movement) for their day of service at AAYHF wrapping gifts during their “12 Days of AUTMHQ 2023”!

Saturday, December 9, 2023

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AAYHF Gift Wrapping Party – Sunday, December 10, 2023

AAYHF would like to thank the volunteers and youth from Wheless Lane Church of Christ.

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Michael & Elaine Lofton attended NAACP – 2023 Annual Dewitty Overton Banquet on Saturday, December 9, 2023

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Texas Legislative Black Caucus

50th Anniversary Gala –

Sunday, December 10, 2023

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CONGRATULATIONS Michael Lofton Founder/CEO/President, AAYHF

MICHAEL LOFTON received the 2023 “Outstanding Texan” Award, nominated by Representative Sheryl Cole during the

50th Anniversary of the Texas Black Caucus Celebration Brunch.

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Texas State Representative, Ron Reynolds with Michael Lofton

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Texas State Representative, Jarvis Johnson with Michael Lofton

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Attorney Carl Richie with Michael Lofton

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Houston Commissioner/Former State Senator, Rodney Ellis with Michael Lofton

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Healing services for survivors of interpersonal violence.

The Harvest Trauma Recovery Center

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Mentoring Christmas Program – December 12, 2023

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Nov 27 – Dec 1 with AAYHF!

Mentorship is one of the core values of the African American Youth Harvest Foundation (AAYHF) with the belief that all youth deserve access to positive role models who can help them succeed in school and beyond.

That’s why a variety of programs are offered for all ages.

This is a free program for boys and girls ages 5 through 18 years old.

For more information email us: or visit us at

Tuesday, November 28 – Queens2Be and Boys2Men Mentoring Programs

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INVEST IN YOURSELF IN 2024 with accredited workshops like “Resume Development”, “Conflict Management” and more. A list of all the workshops is listed below as well as the Eventbrite registration links.

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AAYHF Annual Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway Video!

Cap Metro & Harvest Foundation Trauma Recovery Center Video!

Michael Lofton speaks during a Youth Mentoring Session Video!

Mentoring Groups Physical and Nutrition Fitness Day Video!

Dr. Charles Urdy Golf Tournament


STEM & Mentoring


STEM, Technology, 3-D Printing, Gaming & Coding and more is offered at no charge for youth ages kindergarten through 12th grade inside of the Dell Tech Lounge.

STEM workshops are one of the continuous programs that AAYHF offers for young people.

What is STEM? STEM consists of the natural sciences, technology-related, engineering and math fields.

For more info:

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Scan the QR Code or email us at:

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Happening in Austin!

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Health & Vaccine Care

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Food Pantry Info

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African American Youth Harvest Foundation

6633 Hwy 290 E., #307

Austin, TX 78723



Michael Lofton, Founder & CEO


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CHANGE to 77948

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