Tag: Austin Pets Alive!

Holiday Events in Austin

The Trail of Lights at Zilker Park never ceases to put us in the holiday spirit, but there are many other holiday events around Austin to suit every taste and hobby. Let our holiday event guide lead the way to a cheerful good time–many of them also involve giving back to local charities! For the Pet Parent Austin Pets Alive! compiled a list of all kinds of pet-friendly and pet-centric holiday events in Austin, and you can support their organization while having fun. Events range from pet photos with Santa to decorating stockings for the shelter animals to a comedy show with 100% of proceeds benefitting the shelter. For the Shop-a-holic Find a gift for everyone on your list–including yourself!–at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar taking place December 15 – 24 at the Palmer Events Center. A day pass is $8, while a season pass for each day of the bazaar costs $60. For the Sports Lover Show off your athletism at Ice Skating on the Plaza at Whole Foods on Lamar. For $10, you get access to the ice and skates rental, and you can also rent the rink for private events. For the Kids Let the kids jump away their sugar comas with Springfree Trampoline! On December 8, stop by Springfree Trampoline at the Domain for cookie decorating, crafts and trampoline-jumping, of course, all for $5. All ticket proceeds will benefit Operation Blue Santa, which provides struggling families with a full holiday meal and wrapped gifts for their children. For the […]

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Your Guide to the Most Philanthropic Day Ever

At United Way for Greater Austin, we believe that anyone can be a philanthropist. Any donation, no matter how small, of time or money makes a difference. Fortunately, living in Austin provides you with many opportunities to give back to organizations that are working to improve the world we live in, both locally and globally. From restaurants, clothing stores, volunteer-based organizations, coffee shops and more, you can discover a variety of ways to contribute and show your support for amazing causes in traditional and non-traditional ways. Here is a guide to help you have the most philanthropic day possible in Austin: 7 a.m. – Wake up and head to TOMS Roasting Co. on South Congress to start your morning off right with a fresh cup of coffee. TOMS Roasting CO. Austin serves a selection of fair trade, direct trade and blend coffee. Proceeds from coffee purchases go towards providing water to people in need. Your purchase from Toms Roasting Co. supports health improvement, increased economic opportunity, access to education and job creation. Location: 1401 S Congress Ave. Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Phone Number: 512-350-2115 9 a.m. – Get your workout in and bond with cute animals in need! Take a dog for a run through the RuffTail Runner’s program, which collaborates with Austin Pets Alive!’s Town Lake Animal Center, Pflugerville Pets Alive! and the Bastrop County Animal Shelter. By volunteering with RuffTail Runners, you help […]

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