Austin Culture of Giving 2012

Austin enjoys a vibrant and selfless non-profit community. These organizations are the thread that makes Austin one of the most caring cities in the world. Throughout the month of December CultureMap will feature the efforts of our favorite area non-profits in our Culture of Giving series. We want to help raise awareness of these great organizations and help them raise money. And what better time to help than now during the holidays? You can help too. CultureMap is partnering with I Live Here, I Give Here in order to make it easy for you to be a part of this community effort. Just look for the I Live Here I Give Here link at the end of each story to learn how you can immediately give back to these organizations that give so much to Austin.

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

By Alexa Garcia-Ditta - November 22nd, 2012

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 other feeling of accomplishment.  Those health benefits and ...

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

By Patricia Busa McConnico - November 26th, 2012

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. In 2007 Ford founded My Healing Place, a ...