Giving Tuesday encourages holiday donations to Georgetown nonprofits

Giving Tuesday is Nov. 30. The program encourages locals to donate to nonprofits, such as Living Grace Canine Ranch in Georgetown. (Community Impact Newspaper File Photo)
Giving Tuesday is Nov. 30. The program encourages locals to donate to nonprofits, such as Living Grace Canine Ranch in Georgetown. (Community Impact Newspaper File Photo)

Giving Tuesday is Nov. 30. The program encourages locals to donate to nonprofits, such as Living Grace Canine Ranch in Georgetown. (Community Impact Newspaper File Photo)

Giving Tuesday, a global initiative to encourage the support of nonprofits in the holiday season, is Nov. 30. Here is a noncomprehensive list of local nonprofits based in Georgetown to consider for donations.

ANIMALS

Friends of the Georgetown Animal Shelter:


The organization works to enhance the lives of shelter animals and to support the shelter’s mission through fundraising events. 110 Walden Drive, Georgetown. 512-930-3592. https://friendsofgtownshelter.org

Living Grace Canine Ranch


This rescue sanctuary looks to provide a home for older dogs that are deemed unadoptable. 723 W. University Ave., Ste. 110-142, Georgetown. www.livinggracecanineranch.org

ARTS AND CULTURE

A Gift of Time


The nonprofit works to create programs, support groups and an education series for aging adults. 512-688-6497. https://agiftoftimegeorgetown.org

Friends of the Georgetown Public Library

The organization promotes public use and community support of the library, fosters appreciation of its value as a cultural and educational asset to the community, and encourages the extension and improvement of its services. 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551. https://folgeorgetown.org

Georgetown Art Center

Through innovative, intelligent exhibits and programs, the center promotes visual literacy in the greater community. 816 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-930-2583. https://georgetownartcentertx.org

Preservation Georgetown

Preservation Georgetown offers grants to assist with the restoration or rehabilitation of residential or commercial historic structures in the greater Georgetown area that are listed on the city of Georgetown's 2016 Historic Resource Survey. 817 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-869-8597. http://preservationgeorgetown.org

Texas Bach Festival

The festival works to champion and advance the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and subsequent composers inspired by him in the Georgetown and greater Central Texas areas. www.texasbachfestival.org

The Williamson Museum

The museum promotes the expansion of educational opportunities through exhibits and events. 716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-943-1670. http://williamsonmuseum.org

CHILDREN

Boys and Girls Club of Georgetown


This organization works to enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. 1200 W. 17th St., Georgetown. 512-868-3700. www.bgctx.org

CASA of Williamson County

CASA volunteers are screened and highly trained, then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system. 2100 Scenic Drive, Ste. 110, Georgetown. 512-868-2822. https://casawilco.org

Georgetown ISD's Council of PTAs

The council serves as a voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child. 507 E. University Ave., Georgetown. www.gtwncouncilpta.wixsite.com/website

Georgetown ISD Education Foundation

The foundation works to engage the community in financial support of a learning environment where innovation, customized academic opportunities and individual success are attainable for all GISD students. https://gisdedfound.org

The Georgetown Project

The nonprofit identifies needs and develops resources, relationships and services so that youth become caring, capable and resilient individuals. 2308 Old Airport Road, Georgetown. 512-943-0074. https://georgetownproject.org

The Playful Child Foundation

An advocate for play, this nonprofit works to nurture the mental and physical health of children and families. 512-924-6136. www.theplayfulchild.org

ROCK: Ride On Center for Kids

The organization provides equine-assisted activities and therapies to children, adults and veterans with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges. 2050 Rockride Lane, Georgetown. 512-930-7625. https://rockride.org

Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center

The center is a welcoming and safe place for victims and their families to share their stories of abuse and get the help they need. 1811 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown. 512-943-3701. https://wilcocac.org

SENIORS

Faith in Action


The organization helps seniors maintain independence and quality of life by providing transportation and other volunteer services. 2995 Dawn Drive, Ste. 106, Georgetown. 512-868-9544. www.faithinactiongt.org

BASIC NEEDS

Assistance League of Georgetown

This nonprofit serves local communities by providing clothing and supplies as well as helping meet health, hunger and literacy needs. 900 N. Austin Ave., Ste. 115, Georgetown. 512-864-2542. www.assistanceleague.org/georgetown-area

The Caring Place

The nonprofit assists families in crisis with basic needs. 2000 Railroad Ave., Georgetown. 512-943-0700. www.caringplacetx.org

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries believes that education and work are the only true pathways out of poverty. The organization strives to provide opportunities for people in the community who face obstacles with sustainable employment. 916 W. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-637-7460. 3010 Williams Drive, Georgetown. 480-323-8205. www.goodwillcentraltexas.org

GTX Connect

This nonprofit—​​formerly Southeast Georgetown Community Council—works as a bridge between Southeast Georgetown and local officials providing resources and assistance wherever needed. 805 W. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-688-5174. www.gtxconnect.org

Helping Hands of Georgetown

Helping Hands creates sustainable futures through training and youth empowerment to relieve generational and situational poverty. 107 Halmar Cove, Ste. 232, Georgetown. 512-688-3595. www.helpinghandsofgeorgetown.org

Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties

The organization helps parents access quality education and child care, puts a meal on the table for home-bound seniors, keeps the lights on for low-income households, and aids those working to transition out of poverty. 604 High Tech Drive, Georgetown. 512-763-1400. www.owbc-tx.org

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army offers urgently-needed services to adults and children facing the possibility of homelessness in Williamson County. 1930 S. Austin Ave., Ste. 101, Georgetown. 512-943-8421. https://salvationarmyaustin.org/williamson-county-service-center/

OTHER

Brookwood in Georgetown


Also known as BiG, this nonprofit is a vocational community that provides meaningful work and a sense of belonging for adults with disabilities. 905 N. Church St., Georgetown. 512-943-8430. https://brookwoodingeorgetown.org

Georgetown Lions Club

This organization works to serve others through fundraising and community service projects. 512-653-5591. https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/georgetowntx/

Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County Texas

Habitat for Humanity partners with people in the community to help them build or improve a place they can call home. 2108 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-863-4344. https://williamsonhabitat.org

The Rotary Club of Georgetown

The Rotary Club is a service organization dedicated to the local community. Meetings are held at First United Methodist Church at 410 E. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-639-4455. www.georgetownrotary.org

Seeds of Strength

This nonprofit is a philanthropic women’s giving circle that helps the Georgetown community with grants and educational opportunities. 116 W. Eighth St., Ste. 203, Georgetown. https://seedsofstrength.org

WOMEN

Annunciation Maternity Home


Annunciation Maternity Home provides housing and related services to young mothers facing an unplanned pregnancy. 3610 Shell Road, Georgetown. 512-864-7755. www.thematernityhome.org

We Are Not Broken

Turning trauma into triumph, We Are Not Broken captures raw images of the true beauty of scars. 110 E. Seventh St., Ste. 304, Georgetown. 512-289-8928. https://wearenotbroken.org
By Eddie Harbour

Editor, Cedar Park/Georgetown/Leander

Eddie joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2021 and has been a reporter and editor over the past two decades including lengthy stays at the Antelope Valley Press (Palmdale, Calif.) and Santa Barbara News-Press. He relocated to the Austin area in 2014 from his native California.