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Culture of Giving

Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas helps the impoverished get their day in court

By Aleksander Chan

Justice is indeed blind: When it comes to court costs, everyone has to pay up. But for families below the federal poverty level, or $28,813 annually for a family of four, even the smaller procedure ...


Comfort and joy

The Comfort Crew: Spreading Christmas spirit and peace of mind to military kids

By Ryan Lakich

It’s Christmas Eve, meaning that many Americans are spending quality time with family at home, usually with relatives that they don’t get to see often enough. The time will be appreciat ...


Culture of Giving

Colorado River Foundation: Preserving a natural Texas resource for the next generation

By Ryan Lakich

It’s not hard to imagine that Austin would have never evolved from the tiny village of Waterloo into a bustling cultural and economic center without the help of the neighboring Colorado River ...


female empowerment

Girl Scouts of Central Texas celebrates 100 years and allows girls to discover their potential

By Meredith Rainey

A lot about Girl Scouts' programming has changed over the past 100 years, but one thing has not: its mission. "The mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who m ...


Giving Back

Big Hearted Families: Instill the spirit of giving in your kids this holiday season, plus volunteer opps

By Nicole Basham

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — if, by wonderful, you mean equal parts magical, stressful, joyful, exhausting and over-scheduled. Parents spend much of the holiday season try ...


Culture of Giving

Any Baby Can: Strengthening families to improve the lives of Austin's children

By Alexa Garcia-Ditta

Any Baby Can helps moms like Nancy. At 18 months old, her son Steven was diagnosed with autism. Overwhelmed with the complexity of the disease, the Austin mom didn't know where to turn for help ...


Culture of Giving

My Healing Place: A refuge of hope, healing and transformation for those in need

By Patricia Busa McConnico

The death of a loved one — a parent, a child, a sibling, a spouse — affects us differently. It can be debilitating for some or transforming for others, as was the case for Khris Ford. ...


Culture of Giving

Marathon High shares the spirit of running with training program for low-income students

By Alexa Garcia-Ditta

It’s no secret that Austinites thrive on the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of running. Crossing a race finish line and knowing what hard work it took to get there is unlike any o ...


1000 Books for Hope

Give kids the gift of reading: Donate a book to Eat Local / Act Global

By Kevin Benz

There are places in the world where books are a rare luxury, schools where reading can't be practiced because, well, there's nothing to read. Kenya is one of those places, and Sunday y ...


Eat Local / Act Global — 1000 Books of Hope Celebration and Concert

CTC Gardens

The Nobelity Project and CTC International celebrate their Kenyan library book drive with Eat Local / Act Global - a local food and drink celebration with music by Ruby Jane, Sara Hickman and Austi


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