I received a message from a reader today. Thought those of you planing events would like to know about her offer:
I’d like to let you know about CTC International (http://www.ctcinternational.org/), a local nonprofit that works with a community in Kenya to facilitate holistic community development, and our new Austin office/event space.
Over the past two years we have been building a bridge between the Austin community and a small town called Maai Mahiu in Kenya. In April of this year we made the move from our last headquarters in a garage office to a beautiful house and garden venue just two blocks East in downtown Austin. We saw this as an opportunity for CTC become more involved in the fabric of the local community by contributing a meeting location for organizers of community-development initiatives and a venue for charitable events.
We are dubbing it the CTC Garden Headquarters, located at 1102 E. Cesar Chavez. Along with hosting our own events and renting it to private clients, we would like to invite the Austin nonprofit event-coordinating community to make use of our space for charitable functions. Any money raised from these ventures subsidizes our rent here and funds our team on the ground in Africa.
Here are some photos from recent events and fundraisers in our garden:
Rachel Ray’s SXSW Hangout http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150102443246496.274245.83048466495
Fast Society’s SXSW Party
CTC’s Africa Sunsets Monthly Happy Hour
CTC’s Garden Brunch for Kenya
Feel free to stop by M-F 9am-5pm and talk with some of our employees, meet for lunch at Lock Down Tacos (our on site food trailer), host an event planning session or just enjoy some quiet time in the garden!
We hope that you and your group join us by sharing our beautiful space and help connect the many amazing local and international nonprofits to the thousands of caring Austin residents.
Here is our Location One sheet (http://www.ctcinternational.org/events) with pictures of the space.
Please do not hesitate to contact me about any details concerning hosting your next event here.
Thank you and we look forward to working together with you!