16 07, 2017


By |2017-10-16T17:56:26-06:00July 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s the middle of summer. Utility bills are higher, chaos is a little crazier, kid’s are “bored”, there’s “nothing” to eat, and then there is the unexpected car repairs, new AC Unit, agghhhhh……
Break away for an hour or two for lunch and join us this Friday and be encouraged through those summertime blues-you never know that your story might encourage someone else too! Whatever walk of life you are in-you have something to offer the conversation.  We will meet at The Sandbox at Madeline’s Place from 12-1:30. LUNCH IS PROVIDED FREE!

16 10, 2017

All Things New

By |2017-10-16T16:47:05-06:00October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New new new!  Plenty of things are new at The Sandbox at Madeline’s Place.  We are excited about the new school year complete with a van to pick teens up after school for Hutto and Farley Middle Schools (see the transportation hub for waiver and to schedule pickup)!  We have mailed our first quarterly newsletter to our donor list (and will have it posted on this site as well).  AND you are looking at a NEW WEBSITE!  Thanks to David Dolley of CygnusTech Industries we have this wonderful looking and easier to navigate website to better keep our teens, parents, and donors informed.

Also new this year is the expansion of our scholarship program to more high schools in the area, the continued growth of our Hippo Wrestling Club, our new sand volleyball court, and more new sports equipment coming.  Our teen committee is in the midst of morphing into a sub-club of the Hutto High School Leo’s as an “internal community service” group – teens helping teens.  Something we love to see.


2 02, 2018

Prom Extravaganza 2018

By |2018-02-02T10:11:57-06:00February 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s back. Prom season is quickly approaching and that means: dresses, nail appointments, limos, hair appointments, tuxedos, prom tickets, dates…oh my! Oh and one more thing, money to buy it all! WOW!

At the Sandbox we recognize the internal struggle of desperately wanting to attend such memorable events, but the agony of knowing “it’s really expensive”. This is where Prom Extravaganza comes in.  For the third year in a row, we will be able to support juniors and seniors attend prom that might otherwise not be able to afford it. On February 25th from 3-6pm we will be open to Hutto High School juniors and seniors to shop for dresses, accessories and shoes, pick up gift certificates for hair, nails and tuxedos.  After this date, we will be open to any junior or senior from area high schools that would like to attend their prom and need a dress.

We would be so grateful for your help in making this year’s prom a reality for students who otherwise could not afford it.  We are accepting dresses, shoes, accessories and cash to help cover the costs associated with prom.  If you know of a local hair dresser or nail artist that might consider donating a few gift certificates, that would be great too!  We have a gofundme set up where you can give a financial contribution.



24 02, 2019

2019 Prom Extravaganza

By |2019-02-24T10:02:00-06:00February 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hosted By The Sandbox at Madeline’s Place and Hutto High School.

Join us on March 3, 2019 for our annual Prom Extravaganza!  We will have prom dresses/evening gowns, shoes and accessories, certificates for hair and nails, and tuxedos.

Snacks and drinks will be provided and we will have a drawing for prom tickets.

For more information contact Billie Logiudice at blogiudice1121@gmail.com

27 02, 2019

Amplify Austin

By |2019-03-06T08:37:29-06:00February 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Amplify Austin Day is our community’s annual day of giving. The 24-hour period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together while helping local nonprofits. Over the past six years, Amplify Austin has raised over $45M for hundreds of local organizations. Together we raised $10.3M for 700 Central Texas nonprofits in 2018.

And this year the Sandbox at Madeline’s Place is a participant.  You can click on the Donate button on our home page to help us help our local teens.  The event runs from Feb 28 at 6pm until Mar 1 at 6pm.

We couldn’t do what we do without you!

Thank you


2 03, 2019

Amplify Austin a Success!

By |2019-03-06T08:36:51-06:00March 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who participated in our first Amplify Austin event!  Thanks to our board members for getting the word out!

With the results of this fundraiser, we have 12 weeks of food covered for our teens!  Our Grades &
Grub after school program includes a free dinner to middle schoolers on Tuesdays, and to high schoolers on Thursdays.  As you know how important food is to growing teens!

We are so grateful.