Charity & Grassroots in Highland


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  • National Federation of The Blind of Texas
    Affiliated with a national association that reaches more 50,000 members across the country, the National Federation of the Blind of Texas supports people who are blind by providing resources to help them improve their quality of life; combat legal, economic, and social discrimination; and achieve their goals. The organization also spearheads research on blindness and promotes relevant new technology, such as the digital talking newspaper.
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    314 E Highland Mall Blvd
    Austin, TX US
  • Austin Humane Society of Austin
    As one of Austin’s largest pet shelters with a no-kill policy, the Austin Humane Society strives both to reduce pet overpopulation and to protect Austin's homeless cats and dogs. More than 1,000 active volunteers at the shelter work to eliminate unnecessary euthanasia through spay and neuter programs, pet adoption, an extensive foster program for vulnerable pets, and emergency animal-rescue operations. Between 3,000 and 4,000 pets are adopted from the shelter each year, and the shelter serves more than 10,000 animals annually. Its adoption counselors provide insight into each animal’s personality and history to ensure a good fit into their permanent homes. See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.
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    124 West Anderson Lane
    Austin, TX US
  • Sustainable Food Center
    Through its Sprouting Healthy Kids project, SFC combats childhood obesity and diet-related diseases in low-income communities. Sprouting Healthy Kids partners with schools in areas with high levels of obesity, higher prices for limited produce, and inadequate food stores. Through in-class food lessons, an after-school gardening program, field trips to local farms, and taste tests, the campaign aims to empower kids to make healthy nutrition decisions as well as foster a preference for fresh produce instead of unhealthy foods.
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    1106 Clayton Lane
    Austin, TX US
  • Sammy's House
    Originally a home-based childcare center for medically fragile infants and toddlers, Sammy’s House expanded to become a more comprehensive, centrally located center after realizing the need for this type of care in central Texas. Today, the foundation of the operations consists of a child-development program, a respite-care program, and a therapeutic-equipment loaning program. Each day, groups of families and professionals work together to design and lead day programs that combine therapy, education, and care for children with special needs, along with afterschool and weekend programs for the children and their siblings. Day programs maintain low child-to-staff ratios, ensuring that each child receives special care and attention while following a play-based curriculum. See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.
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    2415 Twin Oaks Drive
    Austin, TX US
  • Austin Child Guidance Center
    Each year, Austin Child Guidance Center’s team of counselors, social workers, and psychiatrists treats more than 3,000 children, adolescents, and their family members. Clients can opt to engage in therapeutic sessions in the quiet, natural setting of the garden, which therapists have found can help encourage youth to be more expressive. Green thumbs maintain the Children’s Healing Garden in an environmentally conscious manner by planting native and adapted plants that help minimize water usage and fertilizers. Austin Child Guidance Center would like to extend the garden’s therapeutic potential by expanding it to include a new garden bed.
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    810 W 45th St
    Austin, TX US
  • For The Love of Christi, Office
    Susan and Don Cox founded The Christi Center in 1987 in memory of their daughter, who had recently died. Through their organization, they aim to help people adjust to life after the death of loved ones with a variety of support groups and community partnerships. The Christi Center runs 21 monthly groups to help people deal with the loss of children, spouses, and family members. Special bimonthly groups cater to children and teens, and school-based groups gather at local high schools for youth to participate in 10-week grief groups with their peers. In addition to providing grief support, The Christi Center also operates substance-abuse-recovery services for patients in conjunction with Austin Recovery.
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    2306 Hancock Dr
    Austin, TX US
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