Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Link Love: See Jane Give Edition

This week's Link Love collection is inspired by the wonderful event we attended last night: See Jane Give. This charity benefit is a night for strong women and business leaders within the Austin community to come together and support local non-profits, and it was both truly inspirational and a great success. Many of the speakers and mentors had personal stories to tell about the charities they've chosen to support, and below are the organizations that touched our hearts the most. 

1. See Jane Give is put on by local organization I Live Here I Give Here, with the goal of encouraging Austinites to give back to the nonprofits doing so much good work in our city. 

2. Austin Symphony OrchestraThe mission of the Austin Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc. is to enhance the cultural quality of life for the adults and young people of Austin and Central Texas by providing excellence in music performance and educational programming.

3. Austin Pets Alive! is an animal rescue organization run almost entirely by volunteers, with the goal of turning Austin into a no-kill city. As of a result of their hard work and dedication to providing safe homes for abandoned and homeless pets, Austin achieved no-kill status in 2011, with 91% of shelter animals being rescued and placed in homes instead of euthanized. 

4.  Austin Children's Shelter provides a safe home and supportive services for children, youth and young adults from birth to 22 who have experienced significant loss, trauma, abuse and/or neglect in their lives. ACS helps combat child abuse and neglect by providing multiple support programs and shelter for children and at-risk youth. 

5. Austin Lighthouse, also known as the Travis Association for the Blind, is a service-oriented nonprofit organization with the mission to assist people who are blind or vision impaired to attain the skills they need to become  gainfully employed in the community. 

Have  a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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