SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
DOORS: NOON, SHOW: 3:00 PM
The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) provides access to affordable healthcare for Austin’s low-income, underinsured working musicians with a focus on prevention and wellness. Local philanthropist, savvy businesswoman, and Austin music lover, Robin Shivers, founded HAAM in 2005 in an effort to alleviate some of the financial burdens on musicians. For nearly 15 years, HAAM has kept the Live Music Capital of the World alive and well. With the continued support from its many community partners, the organization has helped more than 5,300 musicians access over $46 million healthcare services, including both primary and specialty care and in areas including dental, vision and hearing. Seton Healthcare Family, St. David’s Foundation, Capital Area Dental Foundation, Estes Audiology, and Central Health provide healthcare services. For more information, visit https://myhaam.org/.
Austin Speech Labs is a 501(c)(3) organization in Austin, Texas that provides intensive speech and cognitive therapy for stroke survivors. We opened our doors in 2008 and have been growing ever since. We believe that all stroke survivors, regardless of where they are in their recovery or their economic situation, should receive as much therapy as they need to find their words.
Our speech and cognitive therapy pushes back against the traditional belief that stroke survivors only have a small window of time to recover after their stroke. Our data shows that survivors can continue to make progress as long as they are getting the therapy they need.
Girl Scouts of Central Texas is 17,000 girls and nearly 12,000 volunteers strong who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)TM to change the world. Serving 46 Central Texas counties and headquartered in Austin, Girl Scouts of Central Texas has service centers in Brownwood, College Station, Killeen, San Angelo, Stephenville, Temple, and Waco. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. In Girl Scouts, every day is a different kind of exciting. Girls in grades K-12 enjoy programs focusing on high awards, STEM, camps, outdoor, travel, financial literacy, career & college readiness, digital literacy, health & wellness, and special interest. To learn more, visit www.gsctx.org.
Our mission at the Battle for a Cure Foundation is to enrich the lives of children fighting cancer by offering various year-round outreach programs to them and their families, and by funding the most promising research specifically targeted toward childhood cancers. We are dedicated to encouraging citizens to raise awareness and money for childhood cancer until a cure is found. We want to give back a childhood and hope to the children affected by childhood cancer- the No. 1 disease killer of children- and their loving families.
The Center for Child Protection is a nationally accredited children’s advocacy center and the only nonprofit in Travis County involved in the investigation and prosecution of crimes against children. For 30 years, the Center has been the first stop for children in Travis County who are suspected victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse and for children who have witnessed a violent crime. The Center is a child-friendly, specially-equipped facility where children go for recorded forensic interviews, medical exams, counseling and intervention. All services are provided to children and their protective caregivers free of charge and are available in English and Spanish. In 2018, the Center conducted forensic interviews for 1,557 children and provided 10,741 services to both children and adults in need. For more information, visit www.centerforchildprotection.org.
The mission of Central Texas Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. Founded in 1981, the Food Bank provides food and grocery products through a network of nearly 300 Partner Agencies and nutrition programs, serving nearly 46,000 people every week. Headquartered in Austin, the Food Bank serves 21 counties in Central Texas, an area about twice the size of Massachusetts. For more information on the Food Bank and its programs, visit www.centraltexasfoodbank.org.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D. T1D is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. And, at present, there is no cure. JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting and engaging the T1D community.
Sanctuary Project is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides job training and employment to survivors of trafficking, violence, and addiction in Central Texas. We are a community of survivors and advocates with a mission of creating beautiful products with messages of hope. All our products are crafted by survivors who are in the process of restoring and rebuilding their lives and hearts. We help empower women to grow in practical skills, unleash their creativity, embrace their femininity, and heal their hearts – all in community with other survivors.
We are a Veteran focused non-profit, which is likely over-simplified, but it’s cleaner than the long list of ways we love to be involved in our community. As a team, we host truly unique surfing and wake surfing camps. Each of the multi-day all-inclusive events are fueled by a community of amazing volunteers that introduce veterans, some with disabilities, visible and non- visible, to the mechanics and benefits of surfing, while surrounded by some of the most selfless professionals you’ll meet. The TO.23 volunteer team. We sincerely believe that we have been instrumental in helping to break the negative cycle that often surrounds our veterans, by providing a community built on camaraderie, motivation, and memorable opportunities to enjoy active therapeutic hobbies. We help veterans transition from where they have been to where they are now, through the beneficial effects of community and surfing.