Upcoming Events


MARCH 30, 2019

The Manos de Cristo Share the Love Gala will be held on March 30, 2019 at the Fairmont Austin. Click here for more information!






The 30th Celebration of Manos de Cristo Gives Hope and Possibility

MAY 2018


Many galas and celebrations are held year after year in Austin, but perhaps Manos de Cristo is one that stands out above the rest.


Manos de Cristo's Back-to-School Program Featured on Decibel

AUGUST 3, 2017


The start of school is just a few weeks away. What education issues matter most to you? KLRU's Decibel features Manos de Cristo's Back-to-School program in its education special.


Back-to-School program offers free supplies, clothes in east Austin

JULY 25, 2017


“For many of these children, that’s a first time experience, they are used to getting brother or sisters hand me downs or things that are gently used,” said Julie Ballesteros, director of Manos de Cristo. During the program, students get to pick out a new set of clothing, school supplies including books and pens and a new backpack as well.


Manos de Cristo gives out free school supplies in Austin

JULY 25, 2017


Children gather at the Manos de Cristo Back-to-School Program at the Allan Early Childhood Center on Tuesday July 25, 2017. The nonprofit Manos de Cristo is providing new clothes, books and backpacks to children, aged pre-K to 5th grade, every morning this week. Hundreds of volunteers will serve 2,000 children with supplies which were donated by corporate sponsors and individuals.


Reciba útiles y uniformes escolares gratis

JULY 26, 2017


La organización Manos de Cristo ofrecerá este apoyo durante el transcurso de esta semana a familias de escasos recursos que se preparan para el regreso a clases.


Mochilas, ropa y útiles escolares gratuitos

JULY 20, 2017


La organización sin fines de lucro Manos de Cristo invita a la comunidad en general a su evento anual de regreso a clases que se celebrará del 24 al 28 de julio. “Durante los últimos quince años hemos realizado el programa de regreso a la escuela permitiéndonos ayudar a dos mil niños a facilitar su éxito en cada nuevo ciclo escolar.


Manos de Cristo: Realizará evento "Regreso a Clases 2017"

JUNE 30, 2017


En el segmento Temas y Conversaciones,recibimos la visita de Julie Ballesteros, directora ejecutiva de la organización sin fines de lucro Manos de Cristo y nos platicó sobre dos de los servicios que ofrecen a la comunidad hispana en la ciudad de Austin.



APRIL 1, 2017

The Pearly White Ball was a success, grossing $214,190 toward our dental, education and basic needs programs! We are so grateful for our sponsors, guests, friends and volunteers that made this event possible.


Manos de Cristo's ball enables more than 25,000 individuals to receive assistance with low cost dental care, adult educational opportunities, and emergency food and clothing relief. See pictures from The Pearly White Ball.




OCTOBER 20, 2016

Manos de Cristo hosted our second annual Beer, Wine & Swine event. Guests gathered to sample craft brews, delicious wines, culinary treats from RQ SmokeMasters and dance to the sounds of Sons of the Salt Fork. Proceeds from the event benefit over 25,000 local children, adults, and seniors with access to low-cost dental care, adult education classes, and emergency food and clothing relief. Thank you to our supporters and everyone who joined in the fun-filled evening!

See pictures.



Manos de Cristo Set for Back-to-School


JUNE 2016

Watch our Executive Director, Julie Ballesteros, live with Yvonne Nava of KVUE. The Back-to-School program needs help from our community to raise funds to make sure 2,000 children get the tools they need for a successful school year.




Manos de Cristo provides school supplies for needy children


JUNE 2016

Austin American Statesman - ¡Ahora Si!
The average cost of school supplies for elementary school students is more than $650, according to Manos de Cristo. For Cetura Guevara, an unemployed mother of five children, the program is a godsend. “They give school supplies and even clothing for the uniforms my children need,” said Guevara.




Manos de Cristo Set for Back-to-School Serving 2,000 Low-Income Children



JUNE 2016

Ujima Magazine

The average costs for must-have supplies for elementary students totals nearly $650 and is beyond the reach of thousands of low- income, working poor families in our area. Fortunately, Manos is here to lend a helping hand. For approximately 20 years, the Back- to-School program has made a positive impact on children and families in need.






The Big Reveal Gala


APRIL 2, 2016

A heartfelt thank you to all of you who joined us for this year’s Big Reveal gala where we grossed over $244,000 to continue serving over 25,000 people throughout our community.


Our honorees, Dick and Sara Rathgeber, announced the big reveal: forgiving the loan of $312,543.49, plus interest due, on the adjourning property at the corner of 50th and Harmon. This property is the home of a future parking lot for Manos clients, which will provide safe access to our building and services. The event would not have been successful without our event co-chairs, Drs. Tony Pacheco and Neal Shah, our emcee, Ron Oliveira, our event planning committee, our sponsors and supporters. We appreciate everyone who made the event memorable and successful!



KEYE We Are Austin: The Big Reveal Gala


MARCH 24, 2016

See our Executive Director, Julie Ballesteros, live on KEYE's We Are Austin, discuss our biggest fundraiser of the year, our 2016 gala called the Big Reveal. The night honored Sara & Dick Rathgeber for their long time support of Manos de Cristo.






KVUE with Yvonne Nava: The Big Reveal Gala


MARCH 22, 2016

See our Executive Director, Julie Ballesteros, and Board Member, Dr. Neal Shah, discuss our biggest fundraiser of the year, our 2016 gala called the Big Reveal. The night honored Sara & Dick Rathgeber for their long time support of Manos de Cristo.