Amplify Austin returns March 2nd and 3rd! Reminder: you can schedule your donation in advance!
The Armstrong Community Music School is the Central Texas region’s first and largest community music school, providing lifelong access to the musical arts through instruction and performances for all regardless of age, skill, ethnicity, or income. Since 2000, ACMS has offered a dizzying array of private and group instruction to thousands of Austinites of all ages on every conceivable instrument and musical genres ranging from classical to country. Close to ACMS’s heart are its Community Partnership Programs that brings the benefits of music education at no charge to at-risk or underserved populations, at seven locations throughout the city, including The SAFE Alliance, Austin’s foremost domestic violence shelter.
All of the funds raised at this year’s Amplify Austin will go to ACMS’s Community Partnership Programs. Your gifts will pay highly qualified teachers to go to locations throughout Austin to provide the intellectual, emotional, social, and, of course, artistic benefits of music education to thousands over the coming year.
These locations include:
- Sí Se Puede Learning Center
- Travis High School Child Development Center
- Education Service Center Region 13, Easter Seals, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Creative Action in East Austin
- We Are the Chorus, a choir for developmentally challenged adults at Christ Lutheran Church in Travis Heights
- Intergenerational Early Childhood Music at Querencia retirement community
- Veterans Guitar Project at ACMS’s West Lake campus
- The SAFE Alliance, the domestic violence shelter
From Amplify Austin’s website:
The Greatest 24 Hours to Crank Up the Giving!
I Live Here, I Give Here believes in amplifying the power of your generosity! Debuted in 2013, Amplify Austin Day is a 24-hour day of community-wide that provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together and help hundreds of nonprofits that are meeting critical needs.
Amplify Austin Day is our city’s annual community-wide day of online giving. The 24-hour period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together while helping local nonprofits. Over the past four years, Amplify Austin has raised over $24.7M for hundreds of local organizations. In 2016, 40 percent of the 61,625 Amplify Austin Day donations were first time gifts to nonprofit organizations. Together we raised $8.5M for over 600 Central Texas nonprofits. This year we hope to raise over $9M for almost 700 organizations.
A Little About Giving Days in the U.S.
We’ve been inspired by successful giving day events that are happening in places as diverse as Minnesota, Colorado, Seattle, Portland, and North Texas. Based on the success in these different regions, we knew Amplify Austin Day would be a great tool for Austinites to show their love for Central Texas and our great local nonprofits.