Austin has plenty of great festivals, but there’s one this week that is unique and much different from your typical fest. Amplify Austin is a 24-hour “festival of giving” that encourages locals to give to participating non-profit organizations during a specified 24 hour time period. The “I Live Here, I Give Here” campaign promotes a sense of community pride and philanthropy.
Of course, giving is encouraged year round, but this campaign strives to make a huge impact over a one-day period. It works. Last year, in its debut year, Amplify Austin raised over $2.8 million going to over 320 nonprofits of all sizes. This year, there are nearly 400 nonprofits participating, with a total goal to reach $4 million.
This year’s Amplify Austin runs from 6pm March 20 to 6pm March 21