You know what would make the CultureMap Rooftop Rink at Whole Foods Market even more special? On Monday nights we're giving back to Austin's nonprofits with the help of Frost Bank. From 6-8 pm through December 30, a full 50 percent of all ticket sales will be donated to deserving local charities.
We'll be there each week with the Call Me Optimistic chalkboards to help you spread optimism and give back this holiday season.
On Monday, November 25, skaters helped support Central Texas Food Bank ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Guests enjoyed complimentary hot chocolate courtesy of Huckleberry Hospitality, sweet treats courtesy of Fluff Meringues, and live music by Paul Val in between taking a spin around the rink.
On December 2, we're partnering with I Live Here I Give Here on what just happens to be a day before Giving Tuesday. I Live Here I Give Here serves as the home base for Giving Tuesday in Central Texas. As part of a global movement that invites people to shift their focus to charitable giving the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, following commercial shopping days Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity for Austinites to show how generous they can be and to inspire increased generosity as part of a worldwide conversation.
Upcoming charities include:
- Center for Child Protection, which reduces the trauma for children during the investigation and prosecution of crimes against children.
- Explore Austin, which helps underserved youth make positive life choices through leadership training, long-term mentoring, and outdoor adventure.
- Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, which provides access to affordable healthcare for Austin's low-income working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness.
- Austin Pets Alive!, which leads the charge in rescuing more than 30,000 pets from euthanasia and finding them forever homes. APA has helped Austin become, and maintain its status, as the largest no-kill city in the country.
For the full schedule of Community Skate Nights presented by Frost Bank, visit rooftoprink.com.