Amplify Austin is just a few days away! Through a 24-hour period of online giving on February 28th, Amplify Austin strives to meet the needs of the Austin community by providing an easy-to-use digital marketplace that connects local donors with nonprofits. Though Amplify Austin is only one day a year, people are still able (and encouraged) to visit the Amplify Austin portal and donate throughout the entire year.
We want to highlight some of the organizations that are partnered with Amplify Austin. Keep in mind, these are only a fraction of the organizations participating in this year’s 24 hour “give-a-thon” and we encourage you to learn more about all of them. For a full list of organizations, or to donate to a mission, please visit AmplifyATX.org.
Capital IDEA aims to empower all income-eligible Austin residents with education and training programs, built so that they can help fill a critical need for skilled and caring workers in the local Austin community. They focus on current adults in the workforce, as they will make up the majority of the workforce over the next two to three decades, and strive to provide them with advancement opportunities to give the poor working adults in Central Texas access to successful employment. Learn more about Capital IDEA at https://www.capitalidea.org/ and donate to their Amplify Austin campaign at https://www.amplifyatx.org/organizations/capital-idea.
Wonders & Worries, INC.
Wonders & Worries helps children and teenagers reach their full potential, despite a parent’s serious illness. As a child or teen, having a parent diagnosed with a life-changing illness can negatively affect their development and ability to succeed and increases their risk for behavioral, emotional, and academic problems. The programs at Wonders & Worries are proven to increase coping mechanisms and decrease depression and anxiety in both parents and their children, helping the entire family to live as normal a life as possible.
Learn more about Wonders & Worries, Inc at http://www.wondersandworries.org/ and donate to their Amplify Austin campaign at https://www.amplifyatx.org/organizations/wonders-worries.
SIMS Foundation, Inc.
SIMS Foundation provides addiction recovery and mental health services for Austin musicians, music industry professionals, and their families to support the well-being of the Austin music community. They provide access to a wide network of therapists, psychiatrists, and other mental health and substance abuse specialists so Austin can keep being the best place for live music.
Learn more about the SIMS Foundation at http://www.simsfoundation.org/ and donate to their Amplify Austin campaign at https://www.amplifyatx.org/organizations/sims-foundation.
El Buen Samaritano
El Buen Samaritano helps vulnerable families in the Central Texas region build healthier futures through ESL and computer literacy classes, tutoring and summer programs, and access to health and basic needs services. They connect people in need with opportunities and resources that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to access, pouring investments and resources into Austin’s local community.
Learn more about El Buen Samaritano at http://www.elbuen.org/ and donate to their Amplify Austin campaign at https://www.amplifyatx.org/organizations/el-buen-samaritano.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Inc.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes provides food, clothing, hygiene products, and other necessary items to the homeless community of Austin. Loaded with meals and volunteers their food truck hits the streets seven nights a week, 365 days a year making Mobile Loaves & Fishes the largest prepared feeding program serving the working poor and homeless communities in Austin. They’ve served over 5 million meals with the help of their 19,000 volunteers and have become the largest community-based model in the country that serves homeless communities since beginning their program in 2005.
Learn more about Mobile Loaves & Fishes at https://mlf.org/ and donate to their Amplify Austin campaign at https://www.amplifyatx.org/organizations/mobile-loaves-fishes.
Visit AmplifyATX.org to donate to your favorite Austin nonprofit organization today!