List of 2014 Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities

HEB Feast of Sharing photo by Arlen Nydam

The only thing that fills up faster than a Thanksgiving volunteer opportunity is a Wal-Mart on Black Friday. It gets that crazy. So while you might think we’re getting ahead of ourselves, offering you a list of places to volunteer for Thanksgiving in mid-October, know this: Lots of these slots are almost gone. So click-through…

Share the Love: Austin Nonprofit Wedding and Event Venues

The Rapoport Atrium at the Blanton Museum of Art (Photo by Matt Montalvo)

Austin is full of so many beautiful and inspiring wedding venues that it can be very difficult for a couple to find one that not only fits their budget, but reflects their personalities and values as well. Fortunately for charitable couples that want to have both a memorable and meaningful wedding, there are several fabulous…

Why this famous cause still matters


With the ubiquity of the pink ribbon, it would be hard to imagine that there are people who aren’t aware of the fight against breast cancer. The fight against breast cancer took center stage in 1982 with a sister’s promise to end breast cancer forever. When Susan G. Komen was battling for her life against…

AmeriCorps: An opportunity to be significant

AmeriCorps members 1

Just after the swearing-in ceremony of hundreds of new AmeriCorps members at the LBJ Library on the UT-Austin campus, Parc Smith, executive director of American Youthworks, was posing in a group photo with AYW staff to commemorate the occasion. The staff leader of the beleaguered nonprofit was taking a moment to commemorate its two AmeriCorps…