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Nearly 700+ nonprofits are gearing up for one of Austin’s biggest fundraising days as Amplify Austin, a program of I Live Here, I Give Here, is set to start in a matter of hours. The 24 hour event kicks off at Wednesday, March 2.
From the Amplify Austin site:
Amplify Austin was founded by I Live Here I Give Here in 2013 and is the biggest day of giving in Central Texas. For 24 hours, March 2-3, 2022, Amplify Austin brings our entire community together to give to local nonprofits. In the past nine years alone, this fundraising event has raised over $81.5M for hundreds of local organizations, including $12.5M for 684 Central Texas nonprofits in 2021.
Donating during Amplify Austin days helps nonprofits even more than your standard donation (though those are always encouraged) because your gift will be amplified by matching incentive dollars from sponsors. There are also various contests run throughout the giving period that nonprofits may be able to win based on community support. And as these are all 501(c)3 public charities certified by the IRS, your gift is tax deductible.
The day supports a variety of nonprofits for donors to choose from, in a variety of areas including animal care and services, education, arts and culture, and more. Austinites are encouraged to support by donating themselves or by fundraising for the cause of their choice. Businesses and university students are encouraged to participate, as well as individuals, and all of the needed tools can be found on their website.
One of the tricky things about living in a city like Austin is that there are so many great organizations to support. For those of us without a large amount of donatable income, the Amplify Austin past requirement of a minimum $25 donation wasn’t necessarily feasible to support multiple donations. Though a $25 minimum is still encouraged, Amplify Austin has lowered the minimum donation to $5, making multiple donations a little easier.
In addition to donating don’t forget to check out Amplify Live. Which is a 24-hour broadcast produced in partnership with C3 Presents. The program features Central Texans who inspire generosity, celebrity guests, and, of course, amazing nonprofits. There will be musical performances by Black Pumas, Durand Jones and The Indications, Band of Horses, White Reaper, Charlie Sexton and more! Catch the live steam here.
Amplify Austin goes live at 6 p.m. on March 2 and will air through 6 p.m. on March 3.
Featured photo via Amplify Austin