Austin Helps Honduras

Austin Helps Honduras

2023 marks the 23rd year of the Austin Helps Honduras (AHH) Scholarship Program in Colonia Solidaridad, the community built by members of St. Martin’s and Riverbend Church after a devastating hurricane.

Raffle for Project Noteworthy – Tickets $25 each or 5 for $100
Drawing on May 28th, Pentecost Sunday

Austin Helps Honduras is on a mission to help start a band program at two middle schools in Juticalpa, Olancho, Honduras.  You can make a huge difference in the lives of young people by giving them the gift of music through Project Noteworthy!

To get this started, we are seeking the following:

  • 20 flutes
  • 20 clarinets
  • 20 alto saxophones
  • 20 trumpets
  • 20 trombones
  • Any instrument cases for the instruments listed above.
  • Donations to ensure that the instruments we send are in good working order.
  • Donations to cover the cost of shipping these instruments

Instrument Donations:

For Austin-area donors, we can come to you to pick them up.  We thank our friends at Better Than New Band Repair in Round Rock for repairing these instruments at a discounted rate.  Your dollars will go further with their help!

A note about your donation:

100% of donations will be utilized for instrument repair, shipping, and direct support to the band program.  All project administrative work is being contributed on a volunteer basis.


For questions about Project Noteworthy, or to donate an instrument or contribute funding, please contact David Cross at

For more information, visit The website chronicles the work of AHH since the hurricane in 1998.

About AHH

Founded in 1999 by members of Riverbend and St. Martin’s Lutheran Churches to help with relief after Hurricane Mitch, Austin Helps Honduras has focused on construction and education. Currently there are no construction projects, however, AHH is committed to providing the best educational experience available for the young people of Colonia Solidaridad.

Projects include:

  • Constructing of 75 houses in Colonia Solidaridad (Juticalpa, Olancho), and an elementary school, Escuela Solidaridad.
  • Establishing a scholarship program for children to go from grades 6-12, including tutoring and career counseling – over 600 scholarships have been given since 2002.
  • Providing scholarships to local colleges and universities for graduates of AHH scholarship program.
  • Training for teachers at Escuela Solidaridad.
  • Organizing groups of medical professionals for two mission trips to provide much-needed services to residents of Colonia Solidaridad and surrounding villages.

To learn more, please visit AHH’s website: