Our office and some of our agents individually participate in a wide variety of activities that help others. If you are looking for an organization to get involved in, please do not hesitate to call us. At the bottom of each charity description you will find an agent’s name. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a non-profit organization that helps raise money for families with children who need organ transplants. Through COTA, we are trying to raise money for Lynsey Thurman, a young girl in the Austin area that needs a kidney transplant. To find out more about COTA and Lynsey, please go to http://www.cotaforlynseyt.com and/or contact Janice Haecker at 512-632-1878.
Austin Blood and Tissue Center
We hold two blood drives one on the Saturday before Memorial Day and one on the Saturday before Labor Day. Why then? The blood bank needs extra blood on these weekends because of the holiday accidents so we offered to help do our part. Blood is also critical for helping people with all sorts of illnesses, which is why you see Kaleb on our marketing page for the events. Learn more about the next blood drive or call Curtis to get registered for the next event -512-342-8734.
Safe Haven is a shelter in southeast Austin that helps people who are homeless. They help to give these folks a reprieve from the harsh environment of living on the street. This shelter is very grateful for anything we can do for them. The folks here could always use food, clothing, toiletries, etc. If you care to contribute food or toiletries you can bring them by either Sky Realty office. If you care to give and would like for specific information about what the shelter’s residents need currently, please feel free to contact Janie Miller at 512-538-5282.
- 4501 Spicewood Springs Rd suite 1029 Austin Texas 78759
Helping Hand Home
Helping Hand Home is a residential treatment home located on Avenue B in Hyde Park. It consists of three homes. The main home houses 41 children, Eliason House across the street, houses seven teen-aged girls,and Rotary House houses eight teen-aged boys. These are children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned by their parents. It is solely supported by donations from the Austin community. Here’s the link to their website: http://helpinghandhome.org. If you would like more information about the home, or if you would like to become involved, you can give me a call. Dotti Driver 512-422-2873.
Super Hero Kids
Superhero Kids is raising awareness and funds for children fighting cancer and blood disorders at the Children’s Blood and Cancer Center of Austin at Dell Children’s Hospital. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for the patients and families as they go through treatment and raise awareness of their special needs. We are a fund of the Austin Community Foundation. To support us or learn how you can be come a Superhero to these kids, please visit www.superherokids.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteering does not always have to involve money. Your time can be of just as much importance and hold as much value. Here is an organization that depends on hours and hours of volunteer service. I spend an hour a week and actually have fun. I am a volunteer ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher at El Buen Samaritano. No, I am not a professional teacher and no, I do not speak another language. What I do have is an hour a week to help students who have an intense desire to learn the English language. Many speak a little English and many speak very well but want to learn more for their children or a better job. The reasons are as diverse as the students. El Buen Samritano is an organization that provides support to the working poor. Janie Miller Teaches at El Buen http://elbuen.org.