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5 Ways to Give Back

November marks the beginning of the season of giving.

Several ATX longstanding events and traditions give individuals, families and groups the opportunity to do good while having fun and to give back. 

01 31st Annual Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot

The Turkey Trot has grown to be the largest 5 mile run in Texas. Families and pets can participate in the 1 mile walk and the Stepping Stones Kids-K. With 100% of the proceeds benefiting Caritas (https://caritasofaustin.org/) this beloved Thanksgiving Day tradition has raised over $4.2 million to combat homelessness in Austin.

https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Austin/ThunderCloudSubsTurkeyTrot

02 35th Annual Coats for Kids

Junior League of Austin plans to distribute 35,000 warm coats to Central Texas children in need this year.  A donation of $20 buys a new coat or you can drop off gently used coats to your local Jack Brown Cleaners (https://www.jackbrowncleaners.com/locations) beginning November 15th and running through the first week in December.

https://www.jlaustin.org/coats/

3 Salvation Army Angel Tree.

Every holiday season, The Salvation Army provides Christmas assistance to more than 7,000 children through the Angel Tree Program in Central Texas. Individual and family adoptions begin November 11th.  Serving Travis and Williamson counties: https://salvationarmyaustin.org/angel-tree-adoptions/

04 30th AnnualToys for Tots

Since 1991, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves have been bringing joy to children at Christmas. Donate a toy at one of the area toy drop locations, host a Toys for Tots event at your home, office or other venue and collect toys for Toys for Tots, or volunteer at the local warehouse. https://austin-tx.toysfortots.org/

05 Operation Turkey

More than 30,000 volunteers work together to ensure that everyone receives a warm meal on Thanksgiving. Volunteers work throughout the year to prepare, package and deliver more than 45,000 warm meals, care packages and clothing to those in need from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.  www.operationturkey.com