Thumbtack recently announced Florence’s Comfort House as the winner of The Thumbtack Austin Project. As the winner, Florence’s Comfort House will receive $25,000 worth of services from Austin-based Thumbtack professionals.
Centered in the East Austin neighborhood of Montopolis, Florence’s Comfort House—named for founder Florence Ponziano—has been a safe-haven for underprivileged Austin youth for years. Florence’s Comfort House plans to use the grant money to make several property improvements, such as fence repairs, tree trimming, pest control and playground updates.
In April, Thumbtack launched a contest to identify a deserving charity in Austin. Thumbtack selected three finalists: Big Brothers Big Sisters and Rathgeber Village, Florence’s Comfort House and AGE of Central Texas. Florence’s Comfort House then emerged as the winner, after totaling nearly 2,000 votes in an online vote to determine the project winner.