When it comes to serving those in need, there’s one woman who does it all. Ebonie Trice founded Mission Accomplished 7 years ago in response to the rise in homelessness in Austin and has now served thousands of neighbors in need.
Ebonie founded her nonprofit after her own struggles left her with a clear realization of gaps not traditionally covered by existing programs assisting those affected by homelessness, and the array of creative programs under the Mission Accomplished umbrella shows her firsthand understanding. From washing the laundry of those living on the streets through a program called Operation Clean Clothes to providing over 200 turkeys each Thanksgiving Day to families in need, to hand-delivering purses filled with women’s hygiene products to moms on Mother’s Day – Ebonie has an idea for nearly every holiday and finds a new community to support at each turn. As a lifelong philanthropist, it’s the only way she knows.
“I’m able to help someone where they can’t help themselves. It’s not a handout – it’s a hand up,” said Trice.
Ebonie recently evolved her laundry washing program to empower those experiencing homelessness to take charge of their lives, and now distributes free laundry supply kits. She also recruits volunteers to write Christmas cards to those living in halfway homes, and she once put on a local talent show for underserved youth looking to get into the entertainment industry. She has even opened her own home to help women and children in need on multiple occasions!
Outside of being the founder of Mission Accomplished, Ebonie is a stellar student, a hardworking employee, and a steadfast, loving mother. Entrepreneurs with a volunteer heart like Ebonie continue to set a high bar for all of us inspired to do good – better!