Join us as we make our communities great!
We’re excited to be part of Amplify Austin (on March 2-3) again this year!
One huge way to make your community great is participating in Amplify Austin! This year’s 24 hours of giving is March 2-3. Pre-schedule your donation today. Your gift, AMPLIFIED by a partial match, supports victims of abuse! Visit this link to find out more and donate TODAY! This year, we’re reminding you that our communities are in our hands – together we can make our communities GREAT.
How can YOU help make your community GREAT?
G – Give back to your community
Pictured to the left is former HCWC Board Member and rockstar Advocate Sarah Brandon was recently recognized by the Texas Council on Family Violence’s Advocate of the Year for her efforts with the Dripping Springs High School Dating Violence Mock Trial. Pictured to the right are students from Texas State’s Student Volunteer Connection’s Bobcat Break program. These students gave back by beautifying our outdoor spaces, helping clients to feel as welcome as possible during the most vulnerable time of their lives.
R – Reach out to your neighbors
Tabling is a fun way to reach out to your community neighbors. The picture to the left is a table set up at McCormick Middle School in Buda.
E – Engage in change
A huge part of what we do at HCWC involves engaging in change. In order to end abuse in our communities, it is important we take action and engage in the change we’re asking our communities to make. Watch the video at this link below to learn how our Prevention Educators engage in change.
A – Advocate for healing
Earlier this month we spent time at the state Capitol advocating for healing, but the biggest impact was made by our Junior Advocates. Youth all over our communities advocate for healing, each in their own creative way.
Girl Scout Troop #0522 from Dripping Springs made Valentine’s asking their legislators to join them in advocating for healing. We delivered these on February 14th during Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault advocacy day at the huge part of what we do at HCWC involves engaging in change. In order to end abuse in our communities, it is important we take action and engage in the change we’re asking our communities to make. Watch the video below to learn how our Prevention Educators engage in change.
The Dripping Springs High School Dating Violence Awareness & Advocacy Board joined us on February 1st for a Press Conference kicking off Dating Violence Awareness Month. These high school students work tirelessly to bring awareness to the issue of dating violence and it shows! At the press conference, the Texas Council for Family Violence’s Youth Advisory Board recognized them for their contributions. Watch this video for a short message from them and Representative Jason Isaac!
T – Together we CAN make our communities GREAT
Dripping Springs’ Dating Violence Mock Trial team puts it all together to remind that – Together we CAN!
We have the power to make our communities GREAT by giving back to our communities. Start by giving back today!
How to create an personal campaign page
Gearing up for Amplify 2017, you can create your own individual fundraiser to help raise money for HCWC! It’s Easy!
To create your individual campaign, follow these simple steps:
1. Visit https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/donate2us
2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “create a fundraising campaign”
3. Create your account
4. Click “My Fundraisers” tab
5. Type in “HCWC” where it says to Search by nonprofit. Then fill out your fundraiser details. Tell about why you’re supporting HCWC. Set a goal you think your friends and family can help you reach.
6. It will ask you for a picture. You can use one of yourself like Kay Wilson with the sign (shown above), or one that shows you or something meaningful to you.
7. HCWC will approve your fundraiser request ASAP!
What are you waiting for?!
Last year, donors raised over $7.7 million for over 500 Central Texas nonprofits. That’s a whole lot of good going back into our community!