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Emancipet PDF Print
Pets
A nonprofit organization providing low-cost or free spay-neuter services. The mobile spay-neuter clinic visits areas around Central Texas daily. Free days are Thursdays & Fridays with check-in beginning at 8am on 1st come, 1st served basis. Appointment-only most other days. Check web site for dates & locations. Stationary clinic at 601 Airport Blvd, #605. Details: 587-7729 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.emancipet.org.
 
German Shepherd Rescue Central Texas PDF Print
Pets
German Shepherd Rescue Central Texas needs foster homes for wonderful dogs—puppies, youngsters & adults, male & female—who are waiting for their forever homes. All are friendly; some even like cats. Fostering a homeless dog makes room for another to be saved, often from certain death. We also need help with fund-raising, transportation, repairs, minor construction & adoptive home background checks. Just coming to walk & play with the dogs, who are so grateful for the one-on-one attention, is a huge help. Details: Bev Gainer 264-2478 www.gsdrescuetx.com.
 
Guide Dogs of Texas PDF Print
Pets
Guide Dogs of Texas seeks volunteers to raise & socialize guide dog puppies. Each puppy must be raised indoors & be with the volunteer thruout the entire day. Service includes daily training walks for exposure to a variety of city settings & monthly supervisor visits. No experience necessary but volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. A minimum 1-year commitment is required. Call to schedule an interview. Details: 210-366-4081 www.guidedogsoftexas.org.
 
Humane Society of Williamson County PDF Print
Pets
A no-kill, nonprofit shelter located on 22 acres in Leander. It is the largest no-kill animal adoption center in Williamson County. It provides animal services such as low-cost spay & neuter surgery & low-cost vaccinations. These services are available to everyone in the community. The Humane Society is always in need of committed volunteers & donations. Your donations will go directly to animals to help prepare them for adoption. Shelter located at 10930 E. Crystal Falls Pkwy, Leander. The web site provides information & a list of adoptable animals, including photographs. Details: www.hswc.net or call 512-260-3602.
 
Lifelong Friends Pet Adoptions PDF Print
Pets
Desperately needs volunteers. The organization provides a safe haven for local area cats & dogs while they wait for loving, forever homes. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Cat Caregivers must be at least 13 years old & Dog Caregivers must be at least 16. If you have time, energy & love to give to homeless animals, contact Lago Vista PAWS. Details: 512-267-6876 www.lvpaws.org.
 
Love-A-Bull PDF Print
Pets
A new Texas nonprofit organization, wants to educate & advocate on behalf of the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Terrier & Bull Terrier, all breeds commonly referred to as “pit bulls” and pit-bull mixes. Love-A-Bull encourages members to serve as role models of responsible ownership & engage in activism, including support of rescue & promotion of spay-neuter programs, and in opposition to breed-specific legislation. Details: www.love-a-bull.org.
 
PALS-Prevent A Litter of Central Texas PDF Print
Pets
A nonprofit organization providing educational & income-based pet spay-neuter services to the needy, seeks volunteers & donations. Details: Sharri Boyett 512-878-2226 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.preventalitter.com.
 
Safe Kids-Safe Dogs: PDF Print
Pets
Tail Town Training presents dog safety classes to schools & other organizations in which owner Joycelyn Schedler teaches children & families about dog body language, safety around loose dogs, how to approach a dog & other valuable skills. Schedler is a certified canine training specialist who trained her own dogs, Woodstock & Gunner, to be therapy dogs, to visit hospitals, nursing homes, schools & any place they can provide emotional support. To schedule a therapy dog visit or a Safe Kids-Safe Dogs class for your organization, call Schedler. Details: < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > 303-0063.
 
Southern Animal Rescue Association (SARA) Sanctuary PDF Print
Pets
A no-kill, nonprofit animal sanctuary, located on 580 acres in Seguin, is home to more than 700 dogs & cats, two 800-pound pigs & other farm animals, all of whom would love some extra attention & care. We need fund-raisers, groomers, feeders, shelter builders, foster homes, vet techs & all-around animal lovers to help out. SARA seeks adoptive homes for all the animals, but when adoption is not possible, the animals have a permanent quality home at the sanctuary for the duration of their natural lives. The sanctuary is full & we are struggling to provide care, build shelters & raise funds for our 700-plus residents. We would love your volunteer help, in any capacity. Details: 210-669-8399 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.sarasanctuary.org.
 
Southpaws University: PDF Print
Pets
Higher Learning for You & Your Dog! Southpaws University will offer a variety of pet-related classes taught by instructors with a vast array of experience & expertise in the pet industry. The list of classes currently scheduled include beginner & intermediate clicker training, pet first aid & CPR, obedience training, pet photography, how to choose a dog, making toys for dogs, homeopathy for dogs & more. Southpaws Playschool, 2324-B S. Lamar. Details: Sonya Wilson 440-7529 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.southpawsplayschool.com.
 
Thundering Paws: PDF Print
Pets
This nonprofit program of the no-kill Central Texas Animal Sanctuary, located in Dripping Springs, needs volunteers to help care for animals, raise awareness & do other chores necessary for the well-being of animals. Adopters, foster-care providers & donations are also needed. Details: Anne Zabolio 402-9725 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.thunderingpaws.org.
 
Town Lake Animal Center Needs Toys for Orphaned Animals: PDF Print
Pets
Toys & chews are needed to keep the orphaned animals occupied & help alleviate stress. A list of what they need includes tennis balls, Kong toys & other sturdy, washable dog toys, interactive cat toys, washable, plastic, ball-type cat toys & natural rawhide chews. Please bring items to The Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Rd. or drop it off at the shelter. Town Lake Animal Center, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez. Details: 3-1-1 www.ci.austin.tx.us/tlac/default.htm.
 
Elderhaven Adult Day Care: PDF Print
Seniors
Weekdays 7am-5:30pm sliding scale Elderhaven Adult Day Care: Elderhaven Adult Day Care is accepting new clients. Safe, therapeutic, licensed adult day care for seniors & adults with disabilities. Nurse & activity director on staff. Hot lunch & two snacks. Drop-Ins welcome. AGE Building, 3710 Cedar St., Austin & 110 S. Brown St. in Round Rock. Details: 458-6305. www.ageofaustin.org/elderhaven_adult_day_care.htm
 
Prescription Savings Program: PDF Print
Seniors
Together Rx helps Medicare recipients without prescription drug coverage & with incomes of less than $28,000 for singles & $38,000 for couples. Cardholders can save 20-40 percent on more than 170 branded & some generic medications. The program is free. Details: 1-800-444-4106 www.togetherrxaccess.com/Tx/jsp/home.jsp.
 
Goodwill’s Computer Works E-commerce Web Site: PDF Print
Shopping
Customers can purchase computer parts for the same low prices on-line—more convenient & much easier. Check the web site for showcased items. Details: 637-7124 www.shop.austincomputerworks.org.
 
Personalized Bricks at Lady Bird Lake for Trail Enthusiasts: PDF Print
Shopping
Supporters of the Trail Foundation (formerly the Town Lake Trail Foundation) can purchase commemorative bricks & become a lasting part of Trail history. Approximately 2,500 bricks are available, in 3 sizes. Bricks priced in $100, $500 & $1,000 increments & can be inscribed with a name or names to leave a family legacy or honor a special person. Buyers who purchase bricks for someone else can print a gift notice after they place an order. Details: 733-3989 www.thetrailfoundation.org.
 
Adult Dyslexia Support Group: PDF Print
Support Groups
Usually meets 6:30-8:30pm 3rd Tu each month. The Scottish Rite Learning Center of Austin, which provides therapy at no charge to children with dyslexia & training for educators & therapists in Central Texas, formed this support group. The purpose is to share ideas, experiences & resources. Meetings will be facilitated by a clinical psychologist or clinical social worker. 1622 E. Riverside Dr. Please RSVP: Details: 472-1231 www.ScottishRiteLearningCenter.org.
 
Al-Anon: PDF Print
Support Groups
Help for Families & Friends of Alcoholics: Why be alone? 601 Braker Ln. Details: For other meeting locations & times call 441-8591 www.texas-al-anon.org.
 
Alamo Celiac, Gluten Intolerance Group: PDF Print
Support Groups
A support group for those with celiac disease & those on a gluten-free diet. Cambridge Towers, 1801 Lavaca. Details: Francie Kelley 301-2224 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > alamoceliac.org.
 
American Cancer Society PDF Print
Support Groups
American Cancer Society helps people with cancer & their families in every Texas community via a toll-free number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Details: 1-800-ACS-2345 www.cancer.org.
 
Austin Lupus Support Group: PDF Print
Support Groups
Usually meets 6:30-7:30pm 1st Tu each month to provide support to patients & families. Also works to educate community & fund-raise. Gateway Church 7104 McNeil Dr. Details: Patti 217-6826 www.freewebs.com/austinlupus/home.htm.
 
Cancer Survivors Network: PDF Print
Support Groups
Located on the American Cancer Society’s web site cancer.org, the network unites people across the country, providing cancer survivors & caregivers with personal stories & discussions. Explore & contribute to Expressions Gallery, a compilation of survivor’s stories, poems & songs; start a personal home page, or find cancer information tools & databases. Details: 1-800-ACS-2345.
 
Captioned Media Program: PDF Print
Support Groups
Nonprofit program provides free-loan, open-captioned videos to deaf & hard of hearing. Open captions, like subtitles, provide info contained in the audio track. More than 4,000 videos available, Hollywood films, special interest & educational videos. Program is administered by the National Assn. of the Deaf & funded by the US Department of Education. Register & order videos online or from catalog. Details: 864-585-1778 (voice); 864-585-2617 (TTY); 864-585-2611 (fax) < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.cfv.org.
 
Compulsive Eaters Anonymous-HOW: PDF Print
Support Groups
12-step program to help individuals recover from food addiction. Faith United Methodist Church 2701 S. Lamar, Alpha classroom. Details: Ana W. 912-7872.
 
Heart of Texas Overeaters Anonymous: PDF Print
Support Groups
Daily: Heart of Texas Overeaters Anonymous: 12-step program for compulsive overeaters, bulimics & anorexics. No dues, fees, or weigh-ins. Multiple meetings every day thruout Austin. Details: 327-2802 www.main.org/hotig.
 
Hepatitis C Support Group: PDF Print
Support Groups
Patients & their families welcome. Hyde Park United Methodist Church 4001 Speedway. Details: Pam Seboldt 894-0646.
 
Lupus Foundation of America: PDF Print
Support Groups
Austin Support Group: Printed information on Lupus & Lupus-related disease offered, occasional guest speakers & open discussion of Lupus-related topics. Refreshments provided. Parking garage slip validated. Seton Medical Center, McFadden Conference Room, 1201 W. 38th St. Details: 653-4134 www.lupus.meetup.com/125/.
 
Navigating Breast Cancer Together: PDF Print
Support Groups
Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin provides this orientation program to give women newly diagnosed with breast cancer & primary support partners the information, tools & support needed to successfully navigate the breast cancer experience. Details: 472-1738 ext. 100 for reservations.
 
Phone Training for Speech-Disabled: PDF Print
Support Groups
Speak Up Texas!: Outreach program sponsored by Public Utility Commission of Texas. Increases awareness & use of Speech-to-Speech relay services. Training shows how to use operator to give as much help as necessary during a phone call when at least one person has speech disability. Overcome the fear of not being understood while using the phone & learn how to communicate more effectively. Works on communication strategies, skills & articulation. Services provided under contract with the PUC. Details: 1-8-SPEAK-UP-TX (1-800-325-8789) toll-free < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.speakuptexas.com.
 
Women’s Self-Defense Classes: PDF Print
Support Groups
Turn fear & reactivity into an effective survival response. Simple & powerful movements help you learn awareness & avoidance skills, mental & emotional conditioning & escape strategies. Contact for dates & times. Austin Martial Arts Academy at The Hills Fitness Center, 4615 Bee Cave Rd. Details: 327-2900 www.austinmartialarts.com.
 
Austin Circle of Theaters: PDF Print
Theatre
AcoT, an arts service organization for Central Texas, has expanded its services with www.NowPlayingAustin.com: Austin’s Ultimate Guide to Arts & Culture. Details: 247-2531.
 
American Cancer Society PDF Print
Volunteering
American Cancer Society needs volunteers to help with patient transportation. Volunteers must be over the age of 21, have a valid Texas driver’s license, a dependable car with insurance coverage & a safe driving record. Drivers are provided training & can volunteer as little or as often as they like. Details: 919-1800 www.cancer.org.
 
Arc of the Capital Area PDF Print
Volunteering
Arc of the Capital Area needs usable clothing & household items, furniture, toys & small appliances. ARC provides opportunities for people with mental retardation & other developmental disabilities. Free donation pickup. Details: 707-0008 www.arcofthecapitalarea.org.
 
AseraCare Hospice PDF Print
Volunteering
AseraCare Hospice serves Central Texas by providing medical, emotional & spiritual support to terminally ill patients & their families. Volunteers are needed to offer friendship to patients & families for the last 6 months of life. A once a week contact is preferred. TB & drug tests, background check, training & placement provided. Details: Deborah, volunteer coordinator 218-9890 www.aseracare.com.
 
Austin Area Interreligious Ministries PDF Print
Volunteering
Join Austin Area Interreligious Ministries to Help Austin’s Refugees: Austin is becoming a major destination for political & religious refugees from around the globe, people who were forced to flee their homes & often endure long years in refugee camps. AAIM is the region’s sole provider of English as Second Language classes for refugees settled in Austin. We teach the adults basic English skills, help orient them to American culture & provide enriched learning experiences for their children. AAIM does not proselytize or attempt to convert the refugees; we simply give them the skills they need to survive so that, some day, they will be able to call Austin home. AAIM needs your seed money & support, whether you are rooted in a faith tradition, consider yourself to be spiritual but not religious, or simply share the values of our mission, you can make a difference in the life of our community by supporting AAIM. Details: 386-9145 www.aaimaustin.org/donation_new.html.
 
Austin Lupus Support Group: PDF Print
Volunteering
Nonprofit group needs volunteers to help distribute fliers & lupus literature. The group also needs help with organizing & running fund-raising events, health fairs & awareness & educational events. All proceeds raised from events are used to educate lupus patients, their families & general public, provide support services to local lupus patients & their families, increase public awareness of the disease & encourage, promote & support lupus research so that ultimately a cure for lupus is found. The Austin Lupus Support Group needs & would love to have your time, talent, resources & energy. Details: Patti 217-6826, Gail 388-1018 www.freewebs.com/austinlupus.
 
Auto Donation: PDF Print
Volunteering
This year-round fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society is an easy way to get rid of an unwanted vehicle. Your car is picked up & sent to auction at no cost to you. You can claim your donation as an itemized tax deduction. The vehicle must have four inflated tires & all vital parts. The program accepts donations of used cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats & recreational vehicles. Details: 877-999-CARS www.cancer.org.
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas PDF Print
Volunteering
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas seeks adult volunteers to create big magic by sharing moments with children in Travis & Williamson counties. Share a little of your time each month by becoming a friend to a child. Details: 472-KIDS (5437) www.bbbscentraltx.org.
 
Call for Board Members for the YWCA of Greater Austin: PDF Print
Volunteering
The YWCA of Greater Austin is looking for a few good women! If you are a woman who is interested in making a difference in our community by eliminating racism & empowering women & girls, call for more information about joining the YWCA board of directors. You can make a difference. Details: 326-1222 www.YWCAaustin.org.
 
Family Eldercare: PDF Print
Volunteering
You can make a difference with just 4-6 hours a month as a volunteer advocate or volunteer bill payer. Scores of elderly & disabled people are on a waiting list for volunteers. Matches by Zip code. Details: 483-3569 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.familyeldercare.org/how-you-can-help.
 
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