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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.

Austin Culture of Giving 2012


26 Miles for 26 Charities: Mutual admiration on the Livestrong Marathon race course

By Caitlin M. Ryan

Dec 28th, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Sometimes, in order to accomplish a feat as large as a marathon, one needs outside inspiration. A larger source of motivation. A reason to keep going mile after mile, step ...


Get punched in the stomach by Jimmy Kimmel to support Austin's CTC International

By Shelley Seale

Dec 26th, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Who doesn't want to get punched by Jimmy Kimmel on air for supporting local Austin non-profit Comfort The Children (CTC) International? CTC has partnered with Kimmel and Mozilla Firefox ...


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

By Ryan Lakich

Dec 24th, 2012 at 1:02 PM

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 ...


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

By Ryan Lakich

Dec 19th, 2012 at 9:27 AM

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 ...


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

By Meredith Rainey

Dec 18th, 2012 at 3:46 PM

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 ...

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