With the holidays approaching, free time to perform volunteer work can be hard to come by. Donations are just as valuable as time to many local charities and nonprofits. Use this list as a starting point to decide which causes are most important to you this season. Most donations can be made online or mailed to the organization’s address.
100 Club of Central Texas
3200 Steck Ave., Ste. 240 • Austin, TX 78757
512-345-3200 • www.100clubcentex.com/donate
The nonprofit provides financial and emotional support to injured or killed first responders and their families. Donations financially support first responders and their families when in need, or donors can choose to help fund the Moritz Scholarship for first responders wishing to continue their education while serving their community.
American Diabetes Association
9430 Research Blvd., Bldg. 2, Ste. 150 • Austin, TX 78759
512-472-9838 • www.diabetes.org/donate
The association's Central Texas office is committed to educating the public on how to prevent diabetes and support those living with the disease. Donations fund diabetes research, education and awareness programs.
314 Highland Mall Blvd., Ste. 501 • Austin, TX 78752
512-478-0546 • www.americangateways.org/howyoucanhelp
This nonprofit provides free or low-cost legal representation to impoverished immigrants in Central Texas. Donations fund immigration legal services for political asylum seekers, victims of human trafficking, and survivors of family violence.
Austin Ed Fund
C/o Office of Innovation and Development
1111 W. Sixth St., Ste. C-15 • Austin, TX 78703
512-414-0108 • www.austinedfund.org/donate
This independent nonprofit works to enhance excellence, innovation and community support in Austin ISD. Proceeds support school district initiatives and the Innovation Grants program, which funds classroom teachers' creative project ideas.
Austin Humane Society
124 W. Anderson Lane • Austin, TX 78752
512-646-7387 • www.austinhumanesociety.org
The city’s longest-standing no-kill, nonprofit animal shelter is dedicated to saving Austin’s homeless cats and dogs, educating the community about responsible pet ownership and reducing pet overpopulation. Donations provide animals with shelter, medical care and training.
Boys and Girls Clubsof the Austin Area
Attn: Resource Development
5407 N. I-35, Ste. 400, Austin, TX 78723
512-444-7199 • www.bgcaustin.org/contribute.html
Clubs throughout Austin, including those at Cook Elementary School, Burnet Middle School and Lanier High School, offer services to promote and enhance child development by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Donations help the club provide life-changing programs and guidance to children.
The Comfort Crew for Military Kids
9020 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Bldg. 1 Ste. 200, Austin, TX 78758
512-337-2739 • www.comfortcrew.org/donate60.html
The nonprofit helps prepare every military child for the challenges he or she faces so he or she can positively impact themselves, their families and the country. Donations provide Comfort Kits to children that include technology, tools and strategies to help them deal with the emotions they experience when a parent is away, comes home injured or does not return.
1400 W. Anderson Lane • Austin, TX 78757
512-916-4775 • www.girlstart.org/give
The nonprofit offers summer camps, after-school programs, conferences and community events to support science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, education for girls in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Donations support these educational programs.
4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Ste. 100 • Austin, TX 78759
512-342-4700 • www.hospiceaustin.org
The nonprofit has provided compassionate medical, emotional and spiritual care for terminally ill people and their loved ones in Central Texas for the past 35 years. Donations provide services to all seriously ill patients, regardless of disease, age or ability to pay.
1033 La Posada Drive, Ste. 372 • Austin, TX 78752
512-527-3138 • www.knowbility.org
The nonprofit organization supports the independence of people with disabilities. Donations support access to technology that gives millions of people with disabilities economic, educational and social opportunities.
March of Dimes-Austin
9430 Research Blvd., Bldg. 2, Ste. 250 • Austin, TX 78759
512-477-3221 • www.marchofdimes.org/giving
The nonprofit’s mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Donations fund innovative research and programs that help mothers have healthy pregnancies and ensure babies are born full-term.
Power For Parkinson's
10900 Research Blvd., Ste. 160C, No. 53 • Austin, TX 78759
512-750-8091 • www.powerforparkinsons.org
A donation to Power for Parkinson's funds the continuation of free citywide fitness and dance classes, including classes at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3003 Northland Drive, and Unity Church of the Hills, 9905 Anderson Mill Road. This program helps improve the lives of people with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers physically, emotionally and socially. For more information, email
North Austin YMCA
1000 W. Rundberg Lane • Austin, TX 78758
Northwest family YMCA
5807 McNeil Drive, Austin, TX 78729
512-335-9622 • www.austinymca.org/donate-today
Donations to local YMCAs are used for financial assistance for health and wellness, child and afterschool care, chronic disease support and prevention, youth sports, senior programs and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. Donors may mail checks payable to YMCA of Austin at Attn: Development, 3208 Red River St., Ste. 200, Austin, TX 78705. Donors may also call Director of Annual Giving Kyle Carroll at 512-322-9622, ext. 103.
RRISD Partners in Education Foundation
595 Round Rock West Drive, Ste. 404 • Round Rock, TX 78681
512-464-5602 • www.rrisdeducationfoundation.org
The nonprofit generates and distributes resources to Round Rock ISD to enrich, enhance and maximize the quality of education for all students. Donations fund school supplies, scholarships and other resources.
Special Olympics Texas
1804 Rutherford Lane • Austin, TX 78754
512-835-9873 • www.sotx.org/donate
The nonprofit provides year-round sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Donations benefit local athletes.
This list is not comprehensive.