Top Non-Profits In Austin For Moms
I live here, I give here. This statement is powerful, and it shows that we can make a difference with our money, time, and talent in the city we love so dearly. I’ve rounded up 12 of my favorite nonprofits for moms in Austin. I chose these because they have a clear mission and strong impact, and I have had a personal experience either volunteering with or donating to most of them as well.
If any of these speak to your personal values or interest, please help raise awareness by volunteering your time, donating to their cause, creating a fundraiser for an occasion (like your birthday!), or liking their Facebook page.
Any Baby Can is “helping parents raise healthy and happy children.” This Austin nonprofit services families through in-home therapy, medical case management, resource navigation, and family support services. It’s super easy (and fun) to donate to families in need through their wish list. The past two holidays, I’ve adopted a family through my work, and we purchased gifts, wrapped them, and dropped off at the center. I love this organization and their mission!
Austin Diaper Bank is dedicated to helping families thrive by providing the basic necessities every child deserves, a steady supply of clean diapers, wipes, and personal hygiene products. They’re halfway to their goal of 700,000 diapers in 2018! You can donate diapers, money, or volunteer your time.
1 in 8 babies is born preterm and fewer than half of moms can provide them breast milk, which contains properties critical to brain development.
For nearly 20 years, Mother’s Milk Bank has been serving preterm and medically fragile babies across Texas and the US by providing pasteurized human milk to help them develop and thrive. You can become a milk donor in 4 easy steps.
You can make a difference in the life of a child. Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate to help a foster child find a permanent, safe home. Volunteers manage court cases, bringing a unique perspective and advocating on the child’s behalf. Learn more about what it takes to be a volunteer and for upcoming trainings.
GALS provides emotional and physical support to families during their birthing experience. Interested in supporting and empowering women during labor? Do you have bilingual skills? Would you like to fundraise or work on community outreach? Volunteer with GALS today!
Ronald McDonald House provided a home-away-from-home for my friend and her family while her newborn was being treated at Dell Children’s Hospital. They provided care and comfort in stressful times and made a lasting impact on this family and hundreds more. Whether you’re interested in bringing cheer to the hospital through the Happy Wheels Carts or helping families with bereavement, RMHC could use your help!
Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace merged to form the SAFE Alliance to tackle the complex issues of violence and abuse.
With a unified approach, SAFE works to create an integrated model that will provide meaningful, long-term solutions to this epidemic. They have a variety of volunteer opportunities and events!
Girlstart promotes high quality STEM education programs to inspire girls to transform our world. With after school programs, summer camps, conferences, and more, they have a year-long curriculum for girls grades K-12. Volunteer today!
Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs! Lemonade stands are just as valuable today for teaching business skills to kids and they were decades ago. Kids learn valuable lessons such as setting budgets, serving customers, and giving back to the community. Lemonade Day happens in May every year.
Being a new parent can often be isolating and scary. Partners in Parenting recognizes the challenges new parents face and helps foster confidence and connection through their support programs. Find a group, lead one, or donate today!
Breakthrough is near and dear to my heart. I mentored a young lady starting in 7th grade whose parents have never gone to college. She is now a sophomore at The University of Texas at Austin and thriving! Breakthrough needs volunteers for weekly mentoring, essay writing, and high school/college applications. Apply to volunteer today!
RAICES is promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas. In 2017, they closed 51,000 cases at no cost to the families involved. Learn how you can take action or donate today!
“Our generation has the ability and the responsibility to make our ever-more connected world a more hopeful, stable and peaceful place.” — Natalie Portman
I’d love to learn about the organizations you support!