Help The OHYSA Rebuild Oak Hill.
11/7/2013 1:21:00 PM
Stephen Bega, President of the Oak Hill Youth Sports Association, stops by to tell you all about OHYSA. Recent high volume downpours of rain have decimated the playing fields at Oak Hill Youth Sports Association. The massive amount of debris left behind can and is being cleaned up by volunteers, but the fields themselves have literally been destroyed and will have to be rebuilt. In total, 6 baseball and 2 softball fields affecting 1,200 players need major repairs and the OHYSA needs your help! The goal is to have the fields fixed in time for the spring season. The OHYSA has been a place for youth to play sports and learn life lessons since 1967 in Austin, Texas. Many awesome companies have come together throughout the community to help "Rebuild Oak Hill". Listen to this episode to see how you can help by attending a fundraising gala, or visiting one of ...
Love Hope Strength Helps Find Bone Marrow Transplant Matches!
10/12/2013 11:06:00 AM
James Chippendale is the co-founder of Love Hope Strength. Since it's inception 7 years ago, LHS has found 750 bone marrow transplant matches world wide. James is a bone marrow transplant survivor, and now it's his mission to travel the world with music and have people get registered to be bone marrow transplant donors. He shares the story of his own transplant, and lets you know how you can save someone's life on this episode of Local Insights. If you're planning on attending the Austin City Limits Music Festival, make sure you stop by the ACL Cares area and get signed up with Love Hope Strength. If you won't be making the festival, there is still a way to get registered in the database, just listen to the show to find out more!
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The Austin City Limits Music Festival Is Changing The Way Festivals Leave An Imprint On The Environment And Learn About The Nature Conservancy.
10/1/2013 1:10:00 PM
The Austin City Music Festival is TWO weekends this year, and I can't wait! The festival isn't all about music though, it also focuses on the community and environment, and I bet you didn't know that! Emily Stengel, Event Services Manager of C3 Presents, shares all the awesome initiatives that C3 is working on to help keep the city beautiful all year round, the ways the festival itself reduces its footprint, and the ACL Cares area that showcases some amazing nonprofits inside the festival grounds!
Laura Huffman is the State Director of the Nature Conservancy, one of the nonprofits that will be in the ACL Cares. Plus, you'll learn about the great things the Nature Conservancy is doing to protect not only Texas's land and water, but the worlds. Tune in every Sunday this month to hear from a different nonprofit that will be at ACL Cares during both ACL ...
Anthropos Arts Helps The Youth Rock At Life!
9/27/2013 12:02:00 PM
Dylan Jones and Anthropos Arts have been helping low income middle/high school kids find confidence, direction, and self esteem through music for 15 years in Austin, Texas. The kids they work with have a 100% graduation, even though the school is at a 60% rate. Hear the stories of the kids Anthropos Arts has helped on this episode of Local Insights. Anthropos Arts will have a few opportunities soon for you to get out and help them out, so if you are inspired to do so, please do so. If you're going to either weekend of Austin City Limits Music Festival, make sure you stop by and say hi at the ACL Cares area of the festival. ACL Cares will be directly to your right if you enter through the main entrance.
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Puppy Mill Awareness Day In Austin Sunday September 22 At Fiesta Gardens!
9/21/2013 10:30:00 AM
Courtney Leigh is the Director of the Texas Chapter of Puppy Mill Awareness Day. Puppy mills are a place that mass produces puppyies in less than desirable conditions. You might be buying a puppy from the internet that comes from a mill and not even know. Hear what you can do to educate yourself about puppy mill dangers and how you can raise awareness September 22 at Fiesta Gardens! Puppy Mill Awareness Day will be filled with celebrities, dog vendors, live music, and opportunities to adopt a new family member. Visit PMADTX.COM for a full list of day activities!
Visit HAAM And Sims Foundation At The Austin City Limits Music Festival ACL Cares!
9/18/2013 1:15:00 PM
Carolyn Schwarz, Executive Director of the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, returns to tell you all about HAAM Benefit Day September 24th in Austin, Texas. HAAM helps working musicians take care of their physical health, and encourages them to take the measures to prevent larger health problems by keeping up to date with preventative care. The annual HAAM Benefit Day is a unique Austin experience. Participating entities in the city of Austin donate at least 5% of the days proceeds directly to HAAM. This in turn, is invested in the lives of the musicians working in the program. Find a business on this list, visit them on Sept. 24 for HAAM Benefit Day, and become a HAAMbassador!
The Sims Foundation also helps local musicians, but with their mental health. Hear how from tragedy the Sims Foundation was formed with the help of the local music community. Heather Alden, the Sims ...
CASA Superhero Run!
8/19/2013 1:05:00 PM
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate, and they believe every child deserves to have a voice when it comes to courtroom matters. The CASA Superhero Run returns to Mueller Lake Park & Hangar Saturday, September 21st. The day is geared for fun for the whole family and will raise money for CASA. Get registered early and make plans to dress up! Click HERE for registration and details on the day. Callie Langford, the Marketing and Communications Manager from CASA of Travis County, tells you all about the organization, and how YOU can volunteer!
Event Title: CASA Superhero Run
Date: 09-21-13 (Saturday, September 21, 2013)
Time: 7 am – 10:00 am
Venue: Mueller Lake Park & Hangar
Venue Address: 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723
Ticket range: 5K- $30 till 9/14/13, Kids 1K- $15 till 9/14/13
Alzheimer's Association Walk To End Alzheimer's, Blondes vs. Brunettes, Shopping With Kendra Scott And More!
7/31/2013 1:01:00 PM
Amelia Frank is the Communications and Program Specialist for the Capital of Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. That is a long title, because she rocks a lot of different hats in helping spread the word about Alzheimer's and the Alzheimer's Association. The number of Alzheimer's diagnoses are raising at an alarming rate, and chances are good that someone directly around you will suffer from it in your lifetime. Coming up you can support the Alzheimer's Association at a Round Rock Express game, shopping with Kendra Scott, Blondes vs. Brunettes Powderpuff, and registering for the Walk To End Alzheimer's!
Have You Heard Of The Texas Humane Legislation Network.
7/16/2013 1:34:00 PM
Stacy Sutton Kerby is the President of the Central Texas chapter of the Texas Humane Legislation Network. The organization is not affiliated with any political party and works to pass legislation that safe guards animals in Texas from abuse. A conference is coming up in September, and if you have any interest in helping THLN, you should plan on attending. Details about the conference, how you can be a voice for THLN, and more information in general can be found at THLN website.
ATTENTION Non Profits In Austin...!
6/2/2013 11:47:00 AM
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