Make a Difference this Giving Tuesday!
#GivingTuesday! happens every year the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The movement began in 2012 and has expanded to over 150 countries.
This movement unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. It's a day dedicated to giving back - whether it's donating money to a favorite charity, volunteering time to a local cause, or simply helping a neighbor. This day of generosity stands as a beacon of hope and kindness, reminding us that every act of goodwill, no matter how small, contributes to a larger wave of positive change.
Our team has put together a list of organizations near and dear to our hearts 💓 💓 💓 If you're looking to give somewhere this Tuesday, please consider any of these charitable organizations.
Austin Pets Alive
Your generous donations made today will be tripled! Now more than ever with the COVID-19 Pandemic, APA has seen more animals in need of rescue.
Austin Pets Alive! goes above and beyond your average animal shelter. They have lifesaving programs in place to rescue animals at the risk of euthanasia. They have saved over 60,000 lives since 2008.
Red Oak Hope
Every week, our team around the world receives calls from survivors in crisis desperately looking for help.
We respond by providing immediate intervention so that they can be safe and healthy to pursue long-term restoration. This #GivingTuesday, we need to raise $15,000 so that we can sustain our emergency intervention services.
Your individual donation is vital to supporting HAAM and its mission of keeping music in Austin alive and well. Every $100 donated to HAAM is turned into $700 in healthcare services.
HAAM has helped nearly 6,000 musicians access over $98 million in healthcare services since 2005.
These include routine dental work, doctor visits and prescriptions, psychiatric counseling sessions, eye exams, out-patient procedures, specialist referrals, hearing screenings and more.
Please consider donating today.
Give the gift of HOME. Community First! Village is a master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness. A passion project our team has witnessed from the ground up, this ministry mission Alan Graham created a few years back has been bringing folks home to something they haven't known in years.
Here is a true testimony of what your donation can do for someone. Read the story of how Kent met Emily . . .
Safe Alliance provides hope and healing to those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault.
Why Your Support Is Critical
- 1 in 3 women will be impacted by sexual assault or domestic violence during their lifetime.
- In the U.S., 3 women are killed every day by an intimate partner.
- 1 in 10 children will be sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday.
Fundraise for the MSA Coalition this #GivingTuesday & Holiday Season.
What is MSA?
Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder that can cause a multitude of symptoms in any combination including impairments to balance, difficulty with movement, poor coordination, bladder dysfunction, sleep disturbances and poor blood pressure control.
The disease was first known as Shy-Drager Syndrome. Currently, it is believed that MSA is “sporadic,” meaning that there are no established genetic or environmental factors that cause the disease. A few reports have described families with MSA, but this finding is probably very rare.
Learn More about MSA here
Today you can make a huge impact in the fight to end Alzheimer's 💜 during their incredible Matching Gift Challenge.
Worldwide, 50+ million people are living with Alzheimer's and other dementia's. Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia. Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.
There is currently no cure and there are no survivors of this disease.
THEIR VISION: A World Without Alzheimer's and All Other Dementia®
A non profit organization offering outreach programs that utilize the healing and enrichment benefits of music
Music Helps, a groundbreaking nonprofit committed to harnessing the healing power of music, is set to make a resounding impact with its official launch on Giving Tuesday. Founded by Andrea Magee and Dr. Kathryn J Kotrla, Music Helps aims to provide outreach programs that utilize the enriching benefits of music to heal trauma, while creating leadership and employment opportunities for professionals in the music industry.
More information about Music Helps: Music Helps is a nonprofit organization offering outreach programs that utilize the healing and enrichment benefits of music.
Swan Songs is an Austin nonprofit that fulfills musical last wishes by organizing private concerts for individuals with a terminal illness or nearing the end of life. At no cost to the family, a favorite style of music or regional musician is brought directly to the home or care facility.
Austin Musician, Christine Albert created Swan Songs back in the 1990's. This wonderful program brings an immeasurable amount of comfort to those in their final chapter. Please consider making a donation this year.
free easy ways to help
Volunteer Your Time: Dedicate a few hours to a local charity or community organization. Whether it's helping at a food bank, cleaning up a local park, or lending a hand at an animal shelter, your time can make a huge difference.
Share Your Expertise: Offer your professional skills to those in need with a free workshop or one-on-one session in your area of expertise. Your knowledge can empower others, aiding their personal or professional growth.
Spread Awareness: Use your social media platforms to highlight causes and charities you care about. Sharing their stories and needs can significantly boost their visibility and potentially attract donations or volunteers.
Acts of Kindness: Simple gestures like helping a neighbor with yard work, offering to run errands for the elderly, or even just listening to someone who needs a friend can be incredibly meaningful.
Organize a Drive: Coordinate a book, toy, or clothing drive in your community. These items can then be donated to local shelters, schools, or children's hospitals.
Mentor or Tutor: Offer to mentor or tutor young people or adults in your community. Sharing your knowledge can have a lasting impact on someone's life.
DIY Crafts for a Cause: If you're crafty, make items like blankets, hats, or scarves to donate to shelters or hospitals.