If you’re looking for ways to spread a little extra cheer this December, there are plenty of opportunities right here in Dripping Springs. Whether it’s donating your time through volunteer work or making a financial donation, here are some great ways to give back this holiday season.
The Dripping Springs Education Foundation – Teachers are a crucial part of raising the next generation of Texans. The Dripping Springs Education Foundation is committed to making Dripping Springs schools the best they can be. It’s actually the “only organization allowed to fundraise for additional salaries not provided by the state.” It uses donated funds in four primary areas: mental health, teaching grants, student financial support, and student leadership grants.
By supporting the organization, donors are directly helping to lift up the leaders of tomorrow and the educators who help mold them in Dripping Springs classrooms.
Colorado River Land Trust – From Port Arthur to Fort Bliss, Texas is one of the most beautiful states in the country, and the Colorado River Land Trust aims to keep it that way for future Texans to enjoy. The conservation nonprofit works to ensure that the state’s natural beauty isn’t jeopardized by Texas’ growing population and the urban development that comes with it.
By supporting the organization, Texans will be directly helping those efforts in relation to agriculture, Colorado River conservation, and the protection of land for outdoor sports recreation.
Foster Village – Almost 400,00 children in the United States are in foster care, and supporting those children is one of the best ways a person can give back. By supporting Foster Village, you’ll be aiding the nonprofit’s mission to provide families with a supportive community to counter the high rate of burnout that so many foster caregivers grapple with.
With locations around the country, including one right here in Central Texas, Foster Village equips families with everyday essentials as well as social support through special events, and advocacy for improvements in the foster care system.
Dripping Springs Helping Hands – Nearly every community in the country has residents who don’t have enough to eat, and ours is no different. Since 1986, this local nonprofit has been committed to providing people with access to nutritious food.
This mission is accomplished through the efforts of both volunteers who work to sort and distribute groceries and those who contribute food or financial resources. If you’re looking to directly impact somebody’s well-being, providing a healthy meal is a great place to start.
The Friends Foundation – “Doing good deeds to meet the elderly’s needs.” this local nonprofit’s operating slogan is at the heart of every service it provides. This support for the community’s elderly residents includes everything from meal delivery and financial assistance to things like providing smoke alarms and Lifeline medical alerts.
Volunteers and financial donors are essential to the mission of The Friends Foundation and the group’s efforts to help older adults live with dignity and a comfortable quality of life.
These are just a few of the ways you can give your time and financial resources to support organizations within the Dripping Springs community. If you’d like to learn more about what makes Dripping Springs such a wonderful place to live and find a home here, contact the Caliterra team today.