AUSTIN, Texas – Bollier Ciccone LLP encourages Central Texas residents and businesses to join them in donating to local nonprofits. Many organizations are experiencing increased demand and reduced donations due to the pandemic, making it harder to serve constituents in need. We recommend the following charities, supported by Bollier Ciccone LLP, including links and ways you can help.
Thirty Days of Giving
The first ever Thirty Days of Giving supports Austin Texas Musicians. The music scene and its artists have suffered greatly as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Thirty Days of Giving is highlighted by 30 days of live music, broadcast in a safe manner. The goal is to employ local musicians, draw attention to local venues, and raise $100,000 to support Austin Texas Musicians.
How to help: Watch bands and make donations! All musical acts will be live broadcast on Facebook and YouTube. The live music schedule and donation link are here: https://30daysofgiving.live/
Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas – 2020 Chili Cookoff
The annual chili cookoff is an important fundraiser for Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, but it did not take place due to Covid. However, the legal needs of underserved communities have not slowed and donations are in high demand. VLS clients can’t afford the help they need, including matters like divorce, child custody, consumer fraud, and housing. Every year, the organization successfully advises or litigates thousands of local cases, donates millions of dollars in legal services, and drives more than 10,000 volunteer hours.
How to help: Make a donation on their website https://www.vlsoct.org/help-us/ways-to-give/
Being a foster parent is very difficult. Foster Village says most families foster for less than a year, saying they stop because it’s exhausting and they don’t get enough support. Meanwhile, 85 percent of people who are not foster parents say they care about vulnerable children and want to help. Foster Village bridges the gap between foster families and those who want to help by providing services to support caregivers, connect families, and advocate policy changes.
How to help: Apply to volunteer or make a donation at https://www.fostervillageaustin.org/give
People’s Community Clinic
People’s Community Clinic is a charitable medical organization dedicated to improving the health of medically underserved and uninsured families in Central Texas. PCC provides high quality, affordable health care through several programs targeted at specific areas of need in physical and mental health, chronic disease, family planning, and more.
How to help: Join their Leadership Council, donate supplies, and volunteer at https://www.austinpcc.org/
The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO)
ECHO is a nonprofit that plans and implements community-wide strategies to end homelessness in Austin and Travis County. They support the homeless services system by working closely with nonprofits and government agencies to coordinate assistance and housing. They are currently accepting Covid-related donations, including masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant spray.
How to help: Volunteer and make a donation at https://www.austinecho.org/
Save An Angel
Save An Angel’s goal is to create no-kill communities by providing people with the resources needed to be responsible pet parents. The organization started as a fundraiser to provide an expensive, life-saving bone marrow transplant for the founders’ dog, Angel, who was diagnosed with canine lymphoma. Save An Angel is now primarily dedicated to rehoming shelter pets through Operation Relocation with a network of cross-country shelter and rescue partners.
How to help: Volunteer, foster, and make a donation at https://www.save-an-angel.org/
About Bollier Ciccone LLP
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