The holiday season is a time for celebrations, festive foods, and family gathering. It’s also a time where people reflect on the true meaning of the season. If you’re looking to help those in need and pay it forward, the following are local charities where you can donate your time or money.

Austin Disaster Relief Network

Central Texas has seen its share of hard weather from fires to floods. The Austin Disaster Relief Network is a charitable organization that assists families during the darkest times of their lives. The charity works hard at providing individuals in need with food, clothing, and counseling. They also offer services to help residents clean up after a natural disaster. This is a wonderful organization where you can make a monetary donation to those who have given so much to the community. You can find them at:

1122 East 51st Street
Austin, Texas 78723
T: 512-428-6322

2017 Believe Gala

Join the Dell Children’s Medical Center 2017 Believe Gala where they help children “Believe” that miracles do happen because of sponsors like you. Dell Children’s strives to give Central Texas Children “World-Class” healing and that requires your help. At Dell Children’s they “rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses in the community.” Please consider donating today to make medical miracles happen for the children in our Central Texas communities. RE/MAX Town and Country donates a portion of each commission to Children's Miracle Network, which goes directly to Dell Children's hospital to help children get the care they need.

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 6PM
Austin Convention Center

Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House has been helping children and families for over 30 years. For children who are sick and in need of hospitalization, they offer Happy Wheels Carts, Healing Hearts, and the Ronald McDonald Home and Family Rooms programs. The organization is dedicated to keeping families close while their loved ones are in the hospital. They also offer complimentary essentials to families waiting by the bedside of a child or support to those who have lost a child. You can find them at:

1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723
T: 512-472-9844

Foster Angels of Central Texas

Foster Angels of Central Texas offers several ways to offer help and hope for a foster child in need. By purchasing items from Bravelet, AmazonSmile, Amazon Wishlist, Randalls, or Ebay, you can help the Foster Angels of Central Texas make a difference in the life of a Central Texas foster child this Christmas. Visit their website today to get started making a difference.

Foster Angels of Central Texas
P.O. Box 152575
Austin, TX 78715

It’s so easy to get caught up in hustle and bustle of the season and forget the real reason we celebrate.  Christ came to give us the ultimate gift, and it wasn’t wrapped with a bow.  Remember to give back this season.  Giving to others will be the best gift you receive this year, guaranteed.

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