Amplify Austin Day, a program of I Live Here I Give Here, returns in full force on February 28 with a 24 hour day of online giving. With new Executive Director Courtney Manuel at the helm and the goal to make Austin the most generous community in the nation, Amplify Austin calls on locals to pitch in and give what they can to their favorite nonprofit groups to maximize donations raised. This is no joke, Amplify Austin has raised over $45M for hundreds of local organizations over the past six years. When you give on Amplify Austin Day your donation is matched through generous event sponsors, boosting your dollars and creating a ripple effect of goodwill for participating beneficiaries who have the chance to win hourly and grand prizes. Over 700 Austin area nonprofits participate in Amplify Austin, and many of them host and happy hours and watch parties during this time to get donors pumped up to give back. We’ve rounded up some of the standouts here, and encourage you to check out the impressive list of participants, you might find a few new favorites.
Amplify Austin Kickoff with Emancipet, Feb 28. 5-7pm, Buzz Mill
Austin Doga will be hosting a yoga class at 6pm, $5 suggested donation goes back to Emancipet.
Oskar Blues Celebrates Amplify Austin, Feb 28. 6pm-10pm, Oskar Blues Brewery
Join a whole bunch of Austin nonprofits for a night of incredible music by Riders Against the Storm, Shy Beast, and more. Beneficiaries include HAAM, Austin Humane Society, Creative Action, Kids in a New Groove, and more.
Amplify Watch Party, Feb. 28 6-9pm, Parlor & Yard
Come for happy hour and help Austin Child Guidance Center raise money during Amplify. Now through March Parlor & Yard and Stereotype bar will donate $1 from every “Hometown Mule” ordered back to ACGC.
Amplify Austin Day runs Feb. 28 6pm - March 1 6pm. For a full list of participants and details visit here.