Summer Fan Drive

Family Eldercare’s annual Summer Fan Drive meets a critical basic need: relief from life-threatening heat for those who do not have or cannot afford a fan or air-conditioning. For 24 years, the Fan Drive has served low-income seniors, adults with disabilities and families with children. Funds raised during the Summer Fan Drive go to purchase fans for individuals and families who need help to beat the summer heat, to connect vulnerable people with important resources, and to support Family Eldercare's core services. 

Fan Fare Friday, the main event of the Summer Fan Drive, will be held Friday, JUNE 20th at Threadgill's World Headquarters. This "fan"tastic day is filled with family fun, live music, great food and helps us generate critical support for the Fan Drive and Family Eldercare's core services.



Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the 2014 Summer Fan Drive Sponsorship Booklet.

Questions: Please contact Becca McPherson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 512.483.3569.

The Summer Fan Drive relies on the support of more than 250 volunteers and 40+ community partners to ensure that thousands of requests are processed and fans are distributed promptly to individuals and families in need. Thanks to the support of the Central Texas community, nearly 5,800 fans were given to those in need in 2013.

***There are a number of ways to get involved in the Summer Fan Drive. For more information, please visit to make a donation, learn about Fan Drive Teams, volunteering, special events and more!***

Meet some of the amazing volunteers and clients we serve through the Summer Fan Drive in the beautiful videos below. Thanks to Sean Mathis for creating them!







Fan Fare Friday

  • Join us Friday, June 20th!What happens when Austin’s favorite music, food and on-air talent come together for a day-to-evening event?…

How You Can Help


Our mission depends upon your generous donations of time, talent, and financial resources. See our wish list. Please help if you can. Donate online now.

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2011 Fan Drive Photos