Charity & Grassroots in Central East Austin

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Visitors to Austin Free-Net’s computer labs can bolster typing skills, build a resume to submit to potential employers, and embark on the online-job-application process. However, in order to maintain the health of the labs’ systems, its computers run a program that wipes hard drives after each client completes a session, preventing them from saving their work. Austin Free-Net would like to equip those who complete a computer course—such as basic skills or Word basics—with a 1-gigabyte flash drive. The drive contains enough storage space for users to save numerous documents and its portability will allow users to carry their information anywhere they go.

2209 Rosewood Ave
Austin,
TX
US

The Build the HYP gala raises money to support Austin Habitat for Humanity, coaxing contributors with tunes from a headlining swing-rock-ska hybrid act. The gala includes snacks to fill bellies famished from swing dancing and starting a sawdust-only diet to show solidarity with in-process homes. The Daddies' set will be supplemented by local act Vintage 15, a 15-piece band that updates jazz jams from staple artists such as Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., and Michael Bublé. Attendees can also be on the lookout for Raise the Roof shingle prizes, which include scaffolding exhausted roof-raising arms.

310 Comal St
Austin,
TX
US

Even with Olympic-caliber running coaches on staff and sights resolutely set on the Austin Marathon in February, Marathon High uses running as merely a means to an end. The program touts the sport—in combination with other healthy habits such as a proper diet—as a positive way for high-school and middle-school students who would not otherwise be engaged in extracurricular athletic activities to succeed on the track, in the classroom, and in life.

While the goal at the end of the free six-month program is participation in the Austin Marathon or Half Marathon, participants won’t be competing with each other—only themselves. Director Jeff Knight and head coach Chris Gowell, as well as the Olympic development running team Rogue Athletic Club, oversee each student’s training, from the first day’s five-minute walk to crossing the marathon finish line six months later. Along the way, participants meet three times per week for training and participate in field trips to local farms as a way to learn about maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle through nutritious meals.

500 San Marcos Street
Austin,
TX
US

Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled has worked to improve the dignity and independence of elderly individuals or people with disabilities by providing compassionate, top-quality personal-care assistance services for four decades. Personal-care attendants cater to individuals' needs, performing nonmedical tasks from bathing and grooming to shopping and laundry. The organization's more than 270 attendants travel to the residences of nearly 350 clients, enabling people who require assistance to remain within the comfort and familiarity of their homes.

1640 East 2nd Street
Austin,
TX
US

Step 1. Purchase your Groupon using the buy button on this page.Step 2. Locate your redemption code, which differs from the Groupon number and can be found in the center of the voucher. The voucher is viewable in the mobile app or by going to My Groupons and clicking the print link.Step 3. Visit product page, select "Buy Now," and enter the redemption code located in the center of your Groupon into the "Do you have a coupon code?" field at checkout.Step 4. Enjoy!

501 E 10th St
Austin,
TX
US

LIVESTRONG Foundation: The LIVESTRONG Foundation provides free cancer support services to help people cope with the financial, emotional and practical challenges that accompany the disease. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised nearly $500 million to support cancer survivors and served 2.5 million people affected by the disease. For more information, visit LIVESTRONG.org.

2201 E 6th St.
Austin,
TX
US