Today is the last day to make a donation to the nonprofit that supports the community you live in! No matter what your cause, there is an organization that has impacted the issues you care about.
Below is a list of some of the nonprofits I have donated to, volunteered with, or supported through 2012. By no means is this list exhaustive – but it’s a starting point!
Wouldn’t it be great to close out 2012 by making a gift?
1. American Lung Association –working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
2. Austin Humane Society – Austin’s longest standing no-kill animal shelter.
3. Austin Parks Foundation – devoted to building public/private partnerships to develop and maintain parks, trails, and open space in Austin and Travis County.
4. Ballet Austin – creating, nurturing and sharing the joy of dance.
5. Capital Area Food Bank – nourishing hungry people and leading the community in ending hunger.
6. Emancipet – providing low-cost healthcare services and advocacy that effectively and humanely reduces the homeless pet population.
7. Giving City Austin – sharing the stories, profiles, first-person essays and in-depth features that show what is happening in Austin – offering you the ideas, information — and inspiration — to do good.
8. Hill Country Conservancy – marshaling public and private resources to preserve the natural areas and the rural heritage of the Central Texas Hill Country.
9. KOOP – providing an all volunteer programming and community funded station that provides music and news for Austin and beyond.
10. KUT – a public radio station operated by the University of Texas at Austin.
11. LifeWorks – providing a safety net of support to youth and families through Counseling, Housing, Education/Workforce and Youth Development.
12. National Public Lands Day – organizing the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to support public lands.
13. Netroots Nation – amplifying progressive voices by providing an online and in-person campus for exchanging ideas and learning how to be more effective in using technology to influence the public debate.
14. Planned Parenthood – providing essential health care and education in Central and North Texas such as life-saving breast and cervical cancer screenings, HIV tests, and birth control to help families plan and space their pregnancies.
15. RISE – inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs.
16. Slow Food Austin – reconnecting people with the food they eat through educational initiatives, social activities, and community volunteer projects inspire respect for where food comes from and awaken true pleasure in eating.
17. Sustainable Food Center – creating opportunities for individuals to make healthy food choices and to participate in a vibrant local food system.
18. Texas Advocacy Project – providing free legal services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault throughout the state of Texas.
19. Texas Tribune – a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that promotes civic engagement and discourse on public policy, politics, government, and other matters of statewide concern.
20. The Creative Fund – connecting emerging artists with patron resources, elevating innovative works of art into larger venues with larger audiences.
21. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – funding lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and providing free information and support services.