Here's how to support Central Texas nonprofits during ninth annual Amplify Austin Day on March 4-5

Courtney Manuel (center), I Live Here I Give Here executive director, and and board chair Kathy Smith-Willman (right) stand with Edward B. Burger, St. David's Foundation executive director, during Amplify Austin Day 2020. (Courtesy Trent Lee Photography)
Courtney Manuel (center), I Live Here I Give Here executive director, and and board chair Kathy Smith-Willman (right) stand with Edward B. Burger, St. David's Foundation executive director, during Amplify Austin Day 2020. (Courtesy Trent Lee Photography)

Courtney Manuel (center), I Live Here I Give Here executive director, and and board chair Kathy Smith-Willman (right) stand with Edward B. Burger, St. David's Foundation executive director, during Amplify Austin Day 2020. (Courtesy Trent Lee Photography)

Austin-based nonprofit I Live Here I Give Here will host its ninth-annual Amplify Austin Day March 4-5, inviting members of the Central Texas community to donate to local charities and nonprofit organizations.

The 24-hour giving campaign will begin at 6 p.m. March 4. Because of increased need related to COVID-19 and winter storm recovery, the organization is aiming for contributions from 60,000 individual donors this year, according to a news release by I Live Here I Give Here.

Donations of $5 or more can be placed on the campaign’s website, www.amplifyatx.org, which includes a list of the almost 700 participating organizations. Donations made during the event will be matched by Amplify Austin sponsors, and individual organizations that receive donations may be eligible for additional prizes, according to I Live Here I Give Here.

Amplify Live, a new live event airing on the Amply Austin website, will highlight event sponsors and participating nonprofit organizations, and it will feature Central Texas-based guests and musical performances, according to the news release. The live broadcast begins at 6 p.m. March 4.

Last year, the virtual day of giving brought in 28,000 donations totaling $12.3 million. The Boys & Girls Clubs of The Austin Area, Hospice Austin, YMCA of Austin and the Central Texas Food Bank were the individual nonprofit organizations to raise the most funds in 2020.


Amply Austin has raised more than $69 million over its eight-year run, according to event organizers.
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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