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More than a dozen media outlets in Austin are collaborating to host an all-day digital telethon on Friday, April 3, with all proceeds going to All Together ATX – a new philanthropic fund created to aid community relief efforts in Central Texas.
The community-led philanthropic fund will provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations working with communities that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of the outbreak.
“Many individuals and families in Central Texas were already struggling with economic, social and health hardships before the COVID-19 outbreak shook our community, and this crisis will only widen the opportunity gap,” Mike Nellis, CEO of Austin Community Foundation, said. “I’m so grateful for the efforts of our media partners to get the word out about All Together ATX so our entire community can participate in lifting up our neighbors in need.”
Donations are already being accepted online at AllTogetherATX.com from individuals, companies, and other foundations. Your donation will stay local to support people in the Greater Austin area with immediate needs including food insecurity, basic needs, medical needs, employment and child care.