Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Love Austin Week - How to Help

Austin Pets Alive
Helping People Help Pets Donations and Dog Adoptions

When: Monday; Feb 13th    11 am-2 pm
Where: Dog Biscuit Benefit at participating cafes and restaurants

Austin Pets Alive is in need of monetary donations to help save the lives of sheltered dogs and cats from Austin. Their wish is to raise money to renovate a Mobile Pet Adoption vehicle which will help in rescuing and relocating several hundred animals yearly. APA is also in need of funds to support their new building which will house all of their animals. With their new "no-kill" policy, APA needs your help more than ever. Austin Pets Alive welcomes animal lovers to adopt an animal or contribute by making monetary donations. Visit to view their hard work & meet their furry friends!

Dog biscuits will be sold around Austin at area restaurants and cafes for $2, all proceeds benefit the renovation of APA's adoption vehicles.  Participating restaurants include:
Make sure to dine at one of these awesome cafes on Monday and purchase a dog biscuit or two!  You can also help by making a "Snoball" donating to Austin Pets Alive on, a fun way to give to organizations you love.

Austin Java, Uncle Billy's, and Ski Shores will be selling biscuits all week!

The World’s Shortest Long Distance Run
A Benefit for the Trail Foundation

When: Tuesday, Feb 14th 
             12:00 -1:00 p.m
Where: City Hall Plaza

It’s Valentine’s Day ... what better day to show some love to our city’s beautiful running trail? Runners, walkers, and supporters of The Trail are invited to the City Hall Plaza at lunchtime on February 14, 2012 to participate in a one mile social run led by Gilbert Tuhabonye, award winning coach of Gilbert's Gazelles. The run will begin at 12:15 and will be followed by good food provided by El Alma Cafe, good music spun by DJ Hot Britches, and good vibes!  The Y, Active Life, and Marathon Kids will also be on hand to promote healthy lives and a healthy Austin.

The Trail Foundation’s biggest need is to increase its membership. The Trail attracts 3,000 to 15,000 walkers and runners every day - that’s over 1.5 million annual visitors. We think it’s time for those who use the trail to give back a little. The Trail Foundation works tirelessly to clean the trail and Lady Bird Lake, to beautify and enhance the trail, and to complete the trail with the Riverside Boardwalk. It costs a mere $45 to join The Trail Foundation (only $25 if you’re a student or starving artist). 45 bucks. How much do you pay for your gym membership... per month? This is our Austin, it is our lake, and it is our trail. It’s time to give back.
If you plan on showing your support, let us know on the
Facebook Event Page.

Free - We would love for every participant to be able to give back to the trail, but if you can’t do that yet we still want you to show your support and run with us.

$45 - If you love the trail and want to become a member of The Trail Foundation. Paying participants will become a part of The Trail Foundation and receive a Trail Foundation shirt and decal. You will also sleep more soundly knowing you have supported The Trail Foundation.

$25 - Student/Starving Artist memberships will also become a member of The Trail Foundation and will receive a shirt and decal.

Along with The Trail Foundation we are partnering with a number of local running stores, bike shops, and community running groups to increase attendance at the event.  If you are willing to Tweet or promote the event on your Facebook page, email and you will be sent several sample Tweets and Status updates on Monday and Tuesday.  We don’t care if you have 10 followers or 100,000 followers - just get the word out! 

If you are willing to display an event flyer at your business or spread the love by posting flyers at coffee shops, stores, etc., then download the flyer HERE and get busy!

Education and Hope
A Benefit for Overton Elementary School

When: Wednesday, Feb 15th     9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Last year’s drought had a devastating effect on the landscaping on Overton Elementary school grounds. The lack of water coupled with the broken sprinkler system killed most of the vegetation on the property. Our goal is to give them a full make-over so the students have a vibrant, healthy environment in which to learn and grow. They are in need of shrubs, mulch and sod. We will be working hard to introduce their new grounds on Wednesday, February 15th.

Cost: We need a lot of donations, but what what we need most from from you is labor. We need a lot of bodies to help us get all the landscaping planted and in the ground.

Event Partners: We need your help to make this happen. Will you consider helping us gather about 20-30 volunteers? Can you donate landscaping?

Weed pulling from 12 to 5 on Sunday the 12th.  Email or just show up!

AIDS Services of Austin
Benefiting AIDS Services of Austin 

When: Thursday, Feb 16th    

AIDS Services of Austin's greatest need is to raise awareness of their cause and to increase funds. We are asking everyone in Austin to wear a red pebble in their shoe as a reminder. Pebbles will be supplied to those who would like to participate. Offices that participate will receive three emails spread throughout the day that raise awareness for the great work at ASA. 

Needs: If you would like your office to participate, email

Love Austin Nonprofit Happy Hour

When: On Friday, February 17th        5 to 7 p.m.
Where:  Center61

Snoball is hosting a special "Love Austin Non-Profits Happy Hour" on Friday, February 17th, from 5-7 pm at Center61, an incredible space devoted to being an early stage supporter of small-scale organizations and individuals that are dedicated to changing the world.  In addition to the non-profits highlighted during the week, employees and volunteers from all local non-profits are invited to a time of fun, appreciation, and connection.  No great agenda, just awesome people who do amazing work in our city connecting with awesome people who do amazing work in our city!  It's one small way we can show love to our city's non-profits.

Food and beverages provided by Titos Vodka, Austin Beerworks , Miller Hospitality / Newk's Express Cafe

Sign-up through EventBrite here.

Want to help? Fill out the form here.

1 comment:

  1. oh, i wish i could help! i am a cat person i love animals so much, when my cat starts playing with me i am even always late for work!
    I hope you get all the help you need!