Amplify Austin is I live here I give Here’s community-wide day of online giving that took place March 8-9, 2016.

We are thankful for the community’s support. Because of your donations we raised $30,329 total. A very generous anonymous donor matched these donations, bringing our total to $60,658! These funds stay local and help us to continue to serve families in urgent need, providing shelter, meals and services that help local men, women and children move from crisis toward self-sufficiency.

Six Amplify Ambassadors created their own fundraising pages to help us raise funds. Chuck Harris attached a fun focus to his campaign called the Jalapeño Helpers. He encouraged donors to eat a jalapeno then make a donation. Miss M (one of the cutest babies in Austin) asked Austinites to donate on her page because she believes no child deserves to be without a home.

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Miss M

We had several supporters show their support by sharing their I #AmplifyATX reasons, including our Area Commander, Lt. Colonel Henry Gonzalez.  You can find their pics on our Twitter and Instagram pages.

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Colonel Gonzalez

The Amplify Austin kick-off began with many watch parties around the city, including ours, hosted by our advisory board chair, Dwight Thompson and his lovely wife Cathy. Party-goers watched the leaderboard as donations rolled in and enjoyed the music of Rick Hornyak and his friend, Jim an Austin attorney. We are thankful for Rick, a local musician, who volunteered his time to entertain our partygoers and has volunteered before to “rock the red kettle” during the holidays. Thank you to P. Terry’s and Hoboken Pie for showing their support and donating Amplify Watch Party door prizes.

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We would again like to thank our donors and volunteers for continuing to show their support. We couldn’t do what we do without you! If you missed out on Amplify, you still have a chance to have your donation matched for a limited time. Donate here to have your donation stretch even farther, helping even more families have a better tomorrow.