As Central Texas grows, so must giving.
The 10th annual Amplify Austin Day takes place March 2-3. Since 2013, Amplify Austin Day has raised $82 million for hundreds of local nonprofits. Organized by I Live Here I Give Here, this year’s giving event will support 700 nonprofits and 20 cause categories across seven counties.
Among the list of participating nonprofits are dozens of organizations on a mission to help local women. To name just a few:
Delivering Unto You provides high-quality, culturally appropriate support for childbirth education and care to families of color. They are also working to increase the number of Black birth workers in Austin and the surrounding areas.
Magdalene House of Austin is a survivor-led community for adult women who have survived sex trafficking. They offer safe and supportive housing, access to health care services, counseling and vocational training for women in need.
Women’s Storybook Project of Texas connects children with their incarcerated moms through the joy of literature. Participating prisons record moms reading stories for their children to help maintain and strengthen the bond between mother and child while they are apart.
With so many amazing organizations to support, we know it’s not always easy to decide where to give. Luckily, amplifyatx.org makes finding organizations simple. Each nonprofit is organized by a “cause category.” You can search different causes from health care and wellness to LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC-led. Once you select the causes that mean most to you, you’ll be given a list of matching nonprofits to help.
It’s no secret that Central Texas has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade. Thousands of people have come to call Austin and the surrounding communities home. This has created a greater need for resources and support for our local nonprofits.As Central Texas grows, so must giving.
Help grow the giving this year on March 2-3 at amplifyatx.org.