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Take the Reverse Advent Calendar Challenge – Starts December 1st!

One of our Christmas traditions is the advent calendar. Our kids LOVE to open one little surprise every day in December.

This year, we're going to do something a little different (although we're still doing the usual advent calendar) and we challenge you to do the exact same: A Reverse Advent Calendar. What do you need to do? Read on.

By Birgit Sund on December 1, 2020

How You Can Help Connect Children Waiting for Adoption With Loving Families

The Heart Gallery
November Is National Adoption Month.

Every year over 600 children in Central Texas wait for a forever family, a place to call home. The Heart Gallery is a portrait exhibit and community education/outreach initiative that brings to life the beautiful personalities of children who are waiting to be adopted. Many of these are older children, sibling groups, and children with special needs—often referred to as forgotten children.

Read on and learn about the stories of these beautiful children.
By Birgit Sund on November 18, 2020

Give Thanks Fundraiser to Help Fight Abuse and Domestic Violence

Broken Hearts and Calloused Hands
Broken Hearts and Calloused Hands, a non-profit organization located in Lago Vista, TX, with the mission to combat abuse and domestic violence is hosting a fundraiser to raise awareness and funds to help and bring hope to domestic violence victims transitioning out of dangerous situations through providing resources, temporary shelter and counseling for individuals and families.

Prizes include gift cards to local business, incl. Painting with a Twist, Amy's Ice Cream, The Melting Pot, Flat Creek Winery and many more. Read on for details and to get your raffle tickets.
By Birgit Sund on November 5, 2020

Healthy Kids Running Series Coming Back To Cedar Park This Spring

Healthy Kids Running Series Cedar Park
The Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS) is a national, community-based non-profit that provides a fun, inclusive five-week running series for ages 2-14, designed for kids to get active, feel accomplished and lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. HKRS is coming to Cedar Park again this April and May.

Read on for details and how to register.
By Birgit Sund on March 2, 2020

Free Summer Camps In and Around Austin

It's never too early to start thinking about summer camps. Especially when registration for some summer camps are already open or closing soon or when they're free.

Free camps? Yes, there is such a thing as free camps. We've done quite some research to find camps in and around Austin (up to a 2.5 hr radius) that are not a financial burden to families, especially families that already have enough to worry about.

By Birgit Sund on February 24, 2020

I Live Here I Give Here Invites Austin Families to Give Back on Amplify Austin Day

I Live Here I Give Here Invites Austin Families to Give Back on Amplify Austin Day
Volunteering fosters many desirable traits that all parents want their children to possess. However, many children wonder what’s going to be in it for them. How will it directly affect them and their well-being? Many organizations in and around Austin are at the forefront of answering this question and are giving children an incentive to participate in creating a culture of generosity in their community while also encouraging their entire family to join in. 
By Birgit Sund on February 20, 2020

The Little Hummingbird Society - Program For Kids By The Austin Parks Foundation


The Austin Parks Foundation (APF) introduces the Little Hummingbird Society!

The program offers kids a great way to learn about giving back to their community and the importance of Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces through seasonal activity kits and special kids events including volunteer projects. Find out more.
By Birgit Sund on August 21, 2018

Austin Hope Squad Helps Individuals To Start A New Life


Do you remember when you moved into your first home and all the things that you needed in order to start a new life on your own? It's a big step and it isn't always easy, especially for youth and young families with little money and resources.

Today, we'd like to introduce you to a new nonprofit that aims to provide those individuals with as much assistance as possible.
By Birgit Sund on July 6, 2018

ATX Hack for Change - Where Keep Austin Weird Meets Keep Austin Good


ATX Hack for Change is Austin’s response to the National Day of Civic Hacking, a White House initiative started in 2013 to inspire citizens to come together and improve their communities.

ATX Hack for Change is a 3-day civic hackathon hosted by St. Edward’s University and annual partners, where hundreds of people from Austin and beyond come together and work collaboratively to improve the Austin community.

Help make a difference by joining ATX Hack for Change as a hacker, project champion, volunteer or sponsor! Read on to find out more.
By Birgit Sund on April 27, 2018

Free Classes for Children to Explore Entrepreneurship


Last year we wrote an article about ‘Kid Entrepreneurs From Austin And How To Become A Kidpreneur’ where we highlighted some of Austin's very own young entrepreneurs who turned their passion into business. We also listed some organizations and businesses that will help your little one get started. Today we’d like to introduce you to $tart-Up! Kid's Club, a non-profit that provides students with free access to entrepreneurial education. Learn more about $tart-Up! Kid's Club.  
By Birgit Sund on February 6, 2018