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    Sofa Sessions Benefiting SIMS Foundation

    In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Sofa Sessions brings local musicians to your living room to raise funds for nonprofit SIMS Foundation, which provides mental health care to musicians and has experienced a higher demand due to COVID-19. Follow SIMS on social media (@simsfoundation) for lineup announcements throughout the month. Donate online or by texting SIMS to 44321.
    Throughout May  
    Online
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    Austin Fast Start Pitch Competition

    The Austin Fast Start pitch competition is a partnership between Austin Young Chamber and the city of Austin’s Economic Development Department with support from 3 Day Startup. Every quarter, they will hear from a new industry and award an unrestricted cash prize and other opportunities to identify and support local entrepreneurs as the future business leaders in our community. This quarter, it's the Internet of Things. Applications are due May 18, finalists will be notified by May 25, and the top four will compete on June 15.
    Deadline: Mon., May 18  
    Online
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    Best Food Trucks

    Best Food Trucks is offering an order-ahead service to help practice social distancing, and bringing food trucks to underserved communities. You can find trucks near you by going to the online map.
    Ongoing  
    Citywide
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    Central Texas Pig Rescue Needs Donations

    CTPR is still accepting donations. They're aware that most of you are spending extra on your own families, but if you have an extra $16, you’ll cover the cost of one extra bag of feed. Any amount, even a dollar, helps to make sure the pigs don't go hungry.
    March 17-May 21  
    Online
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    Food Access Resources From SFC

    The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they are accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
    March 30-July 23  
    Citywide
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    Fuel Our Heroes Austin

    UT-Austin student-led initiative Fuel Our Heroes Austin is raising funds and taking donations of PPE, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper for health care heroes at Dell Medical School. So far they've raised almost $17,000; donate online now to help reach the goal of $100,000 and to get vital supplies to those at the front line of the COVID-19 crisis.
    May 15-June 12  
    Online
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    Habitat for Humanity Launches Online ReStore

    Austin Habitat for Humanity announced that it has taken the ReStore online, allowing the community to shop the wide variety of items currently listed for sale from the comfort of their own home. Similar to the brick-and-mortar locations, you'll find deals on unique items from clothing and shoes to home and garden accessories and more, and when you shop, you're supporting Habitat for Humanity's mission.
    April 14-June 24  
    Online
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    HC4A/Shalom Austin School Supplies Fundraiser

    HC4A and Shalom Austin had set a date of April 19 for their eighth annual event raising funds for school supplies for Austin-area homeless children, which last year supported over 1,300 children. The April event is now canceled due to coronavirus, but you can still help reach the fundraising goal of $34,000 to support 1,600 students. A small donation of $25 will help support one child. On Aug. 19, volunteers plan to gather to assemble the school supplies at Dell Jewish Community Center. Donate online at HC4A.org.
    March 20-May 31  
    Online
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    Lend a Hand ATX

    Lend a Hand ATX, created by Austin Tech Alliance, is a platform to help skilled tech volunteers and those in need make critical community connections during the COVID-19 crisis. Create an account, make an offer or request, and find a match!
    April 24-Dec. 15  
    Online
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    SKM Art Advising Online Fundraiser

    Benefit Austin Creative Alliance’s Artists Emergency Fund, SKM Art Advising has mounted an online show of work by local artists. Pick up something to beautify your home while contributing to ACA's Artists Emergency Relief Fund, which is offering grants to artists who lost income due to the coronavirus.
    May 7 until sold out  
    Online
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    Soulful Sundays: A Virtual Weekly Women's Circle

    Do you want to build your spiritual immunity? Does your soul crave intimate connection with women on a soul level? Are you overwhelmed by the quarantine experience and struggling to find a way to build healthy habits and a positive mindset? If so, this event is for you. Have a journal and pen ready, and find the Zoom link on the Eventbrite page.
    Sundays, 1-2pm. Through June 28. Free.  
    Zoom
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    Toiletries Needed for SAFE

    Nonprofit org SAFE gives out an average of eight bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash each day, and their supplies are almost depleted. If you'd like to replenish their stock, drop off donations of these items to the bins outside their warehouse during the specified hours.
    Donation box available 10am-3pm, Sun.-Fri.  
    SAFE Warehouse, 1515 Grove Blvd.
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    Virtual LuluFest

    Women-led music festival Lulu Fest has gone virtual and is totally free, thanks to Austin Cultural Arts funding and other sponsors. Attend in your own living room and see Peggy Stern & Emily Gimble, Grammy-nominated Kate McGarry, and many others.
    Thu.-Sun., May 14-17. Free.  
    Online

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