BENEFITING: Austin Children's Shelter
EVENT DATE: Feb 17, 2013
Thank you for helping support me in not only accomplishing a milestone goal in running the Austin marathon but also in giving back to our community in a powerful way. Children are our future and giving them all we can, in whatever ways we can, is the most rewarding and generious way of paying it forward in my opinion. If you can not support with your time support with your money is what I have always been told and believe. What better way than to give what we can to the children of our community who as no direct result of their own actions live in a shelter as an orphan. Thank you again for supporting me and the children of the Austin children's shelter.
About the Austin Children's Shelter
Austin Children’s Shelter protects and heals children, young adults and families in need. ACS 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. Emergency shelter is provided for children ages birth to 18 years old, including teen parents in foster care with their infants and toddlers. Young men and women aged 17-22, who are “aging-out” of the foster care system, are served through a Transitional Living Program. This program provides youth and young adults with skills necessary to make the transition to independent living. In 2011, ACS provided more than 19,000 days of care for children and youth. For more information, please visit http://www.austinchildrenshelter.org.
Our runners are committed to raising awareness and funds for abused & neglected children in their own community. Austin runners support the Austin Children’s Shelter and our Baton Rouge runners support Youth Oasis of Baton Rouge. Help them reach their goal by sponsoring your favorite runner. Even $1 per mile will make a difference! Our organization is unique in that 100% of donations go directly to the shelter and is 100% tax deductible. Just select your runner below to show your support by credit card. If donating via cash, check or money order, select and download our Alternate Payment Form (.PDF) for the shelter you wish to support: AUSTIN CHILDREN’S SHELTER or BATON ROUGE YOUTH OASIS.
With your donation, you will automatically be entered into our raffle for a chance to win cool prizes. Our grand prize is currently the NEW APPLE iPAD (with retina display), along with prizes from Contigo and many more to come. Last year’s prizes were generously donated by Zen-Japanese Food Fast, Alamo Drafthouse, South Congress Athletic Club, Tarrytown Pharmacy, Eastside Yoga, City Conservation, Choctaw Charters, Betty’s B&B, Myo Massage, Snap Kitchen, and Billy’s On Burnet. All prizes will be drawn at our Marathon After-Party!
$25 donation = 1 ticket
$50 donation = 3 tickets
$100 donation = 10 tickets
In gratitude for your generosity, you are invited to celebrate with us and to be present for the raffle drawing at our Marathon After-Party at 7pm on Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at El Sol Y La Luna on 6th Street in downtown Austin. Free appetizers will be served and drinks will be offered at happy hour prices! DOWNLOAD YOUR INVITATION HERE!
Online donations must be made by Sunday, February 10th to be entered into the raffle. Final donations made by cash or check will be accepted until 8pm at the After Party.