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Southwest Austin–based nonprofit to host carnival Oct. 25

Food, music, a fire truck, a bounce house, games, face painting and henna tattoos will be among the features at Harmony Carnival, a free event Oct. 25 hosted by local nonprofit The Austin Harmony Project. more »

Oct 21, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Photo courtesy Lloyd Matthews

Lloyd Matthews

Lloyd Matthews has spent more than 15 years working to serve and improve The Woodlands and striving to make a mark on the community. more »

Sep 10, 2014 12:00 AM The Woodlands

The NAMI Austin chapter marches at a previous walk to raise awareness about mental health.

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National Alliance for Mental Illness

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the inception of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI. more »

Aug 27, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Arif Raza, Austin Partners In Education volunteer, works for AMD.

Kelli Weldon

Austin Partners In Education seeks volunteers for 2014–15 school year

As Austin ISD students start classes Aug. 25, local nonprofit Austin Partners In Education is beginning its push to recruit volunteers at the AISD schools for which it provides tutoring and mentorship programs. more »

Aug 25, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Community Service: United Way of Williamson County Day of Caring

More than 100 volunteers are needed at sites in Cedar Park and Leander for the annual United Way of Williamson County Day of Caring on Sept. 26. more »

Aug 22, 2014 12:00 AM Cedar Park / Leander Impacts

GivingCity Austin, an organization formed to inform the community on ways to volunteer and get involved, released their fourth annual list of school supply drives in the area this week.

GivingCity Austin

School supply drives season arrives

GivingCity Austin, an organization formed to help educate the community on ways to volunteer and get more involved, released its fourth annual supply drive list July 29. more »

Aug 1, 2014 8:00 AM Central Austin

Tacodeli General Manager Griffon Lutz hands a donation to Keep Austin Fed volunteer Valerie Granoff.

Photo by Kelli Weldon

Keep Austin Fed

One in seven people in the U.S. do not know where their next meal will come from, and nonprofit Keep Austin Fed aims to help local charities that feed the hungry, Operations Director Joseph de Leon said. more »

Jul 23, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Assistance League of Austin chapter President Mary Ann Parker (center) and other volunteers lead efforts at the thrift store and nonprofit.

Photo by Joe Lanane

Assistance League

The Assistance League of Austin is using money earned from selling used goods to help purchase new items and high-level assistance for needy area children and adults. more »

May 21, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

From left: Kent Brenneman, Laurence Terrell, Rich Thompson and Jim Ruth are organizers for Footprints.

Photo by Gene Davis

Footprints

Based around the motto of “You Are Not Alone,” Footprints, a Round Rock–based program, aims to help children in times of grief. more »

Apr 30, 2014 12:00 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Mary Elizabeth Jones and Ursula Young won Winner's Circle Awards.

Krista Wadsworth

Frisco volunteers give nearly 23,000 hours in 2013

Registered city of Frisco volunteers collectively volunteered 22,823 hours in 2013—hours that is valued at more than $530,000. more »

Apr 24, 2014 5:22 PM Frisco

Austin City Councilman Chris Riley, left, joins volunteers at Wooldridge Sqaure on March 1 during It's My Park Day, an annual parks cleanup event hosted by Austin Parks Foundation.

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It’s My Park Day sets volunteer records

The Austin Parks Foundation hosted its largest single-day cleanup effort to date March 1 with It’s My Park Day. more »

Mar 7, 2014 10:48 AM Central Austin

Austin resident John Paul DeJoria, founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems and Patron Spirits, was the keynote speaker at the second annual GeneroCity Award Program by Austin Gives.

Amy Denney

Austin Gives recognizes philanthropic businesses at second annual awards

Austin Gives, a community program that recognizes businesses that give back, awarded three companies for their philanthropic efforts. more »

Jan 8, 2014 10:47 AM Northwest Austin

Keep Austin Generous week encourages community of giving

The second annual Keep Austin Generous week kicks off Dec. 6 and encourages residents and businesses to help make Austin the most philanthropic city per capita in the U.S. more »

Dec 5, 2013 4:29 PM Northwest Austin 1 Comments

A home at 6626 Elm St. in Frisco is pictured before Habitat volunteer repairs.

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Habitat for Humanity

Eight downtown Frisco homes are each receiving $2,500 renovations, thanks to volunteers with North Collin County Habitat for Humanity. more »

Dec 5, 2013 9:03 AM Frisco

Association of Fundraising Professionals to honor philanthropists Feb. 14

On Feb. 12, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Austin Chapter reminded the community that it will honor local philanthropists at its annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon. more »

Feb 12, 2013 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Volunteers needed for United Way MLK Day of Service in Leander

Volunteers are needed in Leander for the United Way of Williamson County’s MLK Day of Service. From 9 a.m.–noon Jan. 21, groups of volunteers plan to help paint, build, organize and assist in beautifying Williamson County organizations in need. more »

Jan 7, 2013 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Student philanthropists unpack canned foods and coats at Capital Area Food Bank on Nov. 20.

Photo by Joe Olivieri

Charities seek residents’ help as resources decline

The students socializing in the Capital Area Food Bank parking lot in Southwest Austin do not match the stereotype of philanthropists. more »

Dec 20, 2012 7:00 AM Southwest Austin

Volunteer Brenda Dykes (left) records an offender reading to her child.

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Women’s Storybook Project of Texas

Children with incarcerated parents often end up in prison themselves, according to Nancy Botkin, a retired warden who spent 24 years working in Texas prisons. more »

Dec 20, 2012 7:00 AM Southwest Austin

Meals on Wheels needs volunteers in Leander area

Williamson-Burnet County Opportunities is urgently seeking volunteers to help deliver meals to elderly homebound residents in Leander, Cedar Park and Liberty Hill. more »

Nov 12, 2012 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander