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Caritas of Austin receives $240,000 donation from ThunderCloud Subs

The president of Caritas of Austin said the donation will have a big impact on its mission of ending homelessness.

AUSTIN, Texas — The owners of ThunderCloud Subs presented a $240,000 check to Caritas of Austin on Thursday, made up of funds from the sandwich shop's annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot.

The giant check with the proceeds of the 31st annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot was presented to the nonprofit Thursday morning. Jo Kathryn Quinn, president of Caritas of Austin, said the money will have a big impact on the nonprofit's mission.

"The goal that we have will serve essentially 40% of the current number of people who are experiencing homelessness," she said at the event.

RELATED: Austin's Turkey Trot returns in-person for 31st annual event after virtual run last year

The 2021 run was held in-person and in a virtual format after it was an all-virtual event in 2020. The Turkey Trot raised money for Caritas and their mission to end homelessness through the Thanksgiving Day event, a raffle for a new Honda with First Texas Honda, and an online auction featuring items donated by Kendra Scott, Yeti, Warby Parker and others. 

ThunderCloud Subs has raised more than $4.4 million for Caritas since the trot began. More than 14,000 in-person participants were expected at the 2021 run, not counting those who participated virtually. 

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