AMPLIFY Austin Day is a 24-hour period of giving where the local community joins together and donates to nonprofits throughout the Austin area. Over the past six years, AMPLIFY Austin has raised over $45M for hundreds of local organizations, while also connecting the people of Austin to neighborhood charities they’re passionate about.
Here at Launch, we’re strong believers that the act of giving back is an integral part of making Austin a united and passionate community. This year, we’re participating in AMPLIFY Austin by making a $5,000 matching donation to Breakthrough Central Texas, an organization that provides extended learning, comprehensive advising and leadership experiences to students from middle school to college in low-income communities who will be the first in their families to graduate from college.
In addition, we gave each employee the opportunity to choose an organization and pledge $100 on Launch’s behalf. Keep reading to find out how we’re AMPLIFY-ing Austin in 2019.
Christa, Founder and CEO- Breakthrough Central Texas
“I am passionate about helping the next generation learn, grow, stretch themselves and achieve their goals – for me, Breakthrough’s mission (provide a path through college for students from low-income communities who will be the first in their families to graduate from college) perfectly aligns with my passion and I’m proud to be a longtime supporter of the organization!”
Shawna, Executive Director Accounts and Operations- BIG Love Cancer Center
“The thought of a child with cancer absolutely breaks my heart. I am so thankful for B.I.G Love Cancer Care Services and their volunteers that help provide personalized care and necessities to children with cancer and their families.”
Jeff, Executive Director Client Engagements- Texas 4000 for Cancer
“Like so many others, cancer has severely impacted the lives of those I love. Texas 4000 is an inspiring organization that honors those special people by cultivating student leaders and engaging communities in the fight against cancer. Texas 4000 is unique in its parallel initiatives to support cancer research while concurrently building a foundation of young leaders that will move us closer to the goal of eradicating this pervasive group of diseases.”
Mark, Account Director- Austin Pets Alive!
“Austin Pets Alive is a wonderful and worthwhile cause. We’ve adopted a dog from there for my daughter Marin. During the entire process, I had an opportunity to interact with their staff who exhibited a passionate and caring attitude not only for the pets, but to the people and families adopting the animals.”
Emily, Junior Account Manager- SAFE Alliance
“As a SAFE volunteer, I hear survivors of assault say over and over again how glad they are that SAFE exists and provides them free care. I am honored to support this organization with my time and know that this financial contribution will truly make a positive impact for vulnerable people.”
Leslie, Junior Account Manager- Central Texas Dachshund Rescue
“I choose Central Texas Dachshund Rescue because my first doggo was a dachshund and he was just everything. They’re such great dogs. I’m in total support of an organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes dachshunds.”
Emilie, Marketing Specialist- Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas
“Make-a-Wish Central and South Texas is an inspiring organization that encourages local children battling critical illnesses to dream big. I’m thankful that this organization exists to not only grant these children their own wish, but to also improve their chance of survival against such heartbreaking illnesses.”