Julia Cleath receives the Spirit Award.

Lindsey Juarez

Frisco volunteers log 24,000 plus hours in 2014

The city of Frisco honored volunteers for their work and service April 23 during the Municipal Volunteer Program Appreciation Reception. more »

Apr 23, 2015 9:47 PM Frisco

Hutto seeks volunteers for economic development board

The Hutto Economic Development Corporation, which aims to bring new businesses and job opportunities to the city of Hutto, is seeking a volunteer board member, the organization announced March 30. more »

Mar 30, 2015 4:32 PM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Texas Advocacy Project kicks off the eighth annual Handbags for Hope charity drive on Feb. 25 lasting until April 6.

Courtesy of Texas Advocacy Project

Austin nonprofit asks for handbag donations to help victims of abuse

An Austin organization on Feb. 25 launched its eighth annual philanthropic event that aims to collect handbags for victims of domestic violence. more »

Feb 25, 2015 8:35 AM Central Austin

Austin Community Foundation in late January awarded Austin Diaper Bank $5,000 to help pay rent on the diaper bank facility.

Courtesy Austin Diaper Bank

Nonprofit Roundup—Central Austin, February 2015

Updates about Austin’s philanthropic efforts. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Tom Spencer is the executive director of I Live Here, I Give Here, the nonprofit that runs Amplify Austin.

Photo by Joe Lanane

I Live Here, I Give Here

A staff of four expects to raise millions of dollars for hundreds of Central Texas nonprofits March 5 as part of the third annual Amplify Austin event. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Facing food insecurity in Southwest Austin

Food insecurity—defined as not knowing where your next meal will come from—affects families and individuals throughout the city, including parts of Southwest Austin. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Athletic Parents Booster Club volunteers Litza Gonzales (left) and Becky Buzzard work at a concession stand.

Photo by David Weaver

Nonprofits find source for fundraising opportunities at Cedar Park Center

At the Cedar Park Center, nonprofit organizations from throughout the community can participate in a fundraising program offered by Aramark, the food and beverage provider for the arena. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:30 AM Leander | Cedar Park

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


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.

Courtesy Austin Parks Foundation

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