Amplify Austin is an annual community-wide day of online giving. The “24-hours of giving” provides a FUN and convenient way for all your friends and family to come together and support their favorite local nonprofit, a.k.a. DOWN HOME RANCH! J Over the past 4 years, Amplify Austin has raised over $24.7M for hundreds of local organizations. In 2016, 40 percent of the 61,625 Amplify Austin Day donations were first time gifts to nonprofit organizations. Together we raised $8.5M for over 600 Central Texas nonprofits. This year we hope to raise over $90M for almost 700 organizations!
Why Should You Help?
We hold weekly educational classes for our Ranchers. One such class is called “Rancher Monthly” where they learn how to write and publish a newspaper, in addition to learning skills for public speaking. A few of the other classes we have are Cooking, Bible Study, Arts & Crafts (production of sellable works), and the Mini Horse Training Course.
Who doesn’t like a good game of basketball?! Your donations go directly to funding the FUN of basketball, volleyball, Frisbee golf, swimming, bowling, and MUCH MORE!
Our Ranchers receive many opportunities by living at Down Home Ranch. One of those opportunities is learning a vocational skill. Here you can see one of our Ranchers being taught by the Director of Ranch Operations how to maintain one of the many golf carts we have on the Ranch.
Owning your own home is a part of the American Dream, right? Well, we help to fulfill this dream for some of our Ranchers here at Down Home Ranch. Here one of our Ranchers is proudly holding this sign in front of his very own Micro house!
Look at those smiles! Your donation helps to create that JOY! Cooking classes are a highlight for our Ranchers. They get the chance to learn new skills and spend time laughing and making a “masterpiece” a.k.a. “A MESS”! J Your donations go directly to funding these classes and the cost of materials, staffing, etc.
At Down Home Ranch we provide a very basic human freedom to adults with intellectual disabilities….. the ability to live a good life in a safe, family-like community, with a circle of close, life-long friends. These friendships are special because they are between individuals who truly understand and support one another through life’s ups & downs, while sharing their hopes, dreams, interests, music, and best of all, lots of hearty laughs and fun times.
Ranch hand or gardener?! When you give to Down Home Ranch, you are giving adults with special needs the ability to CHOOSE their job. We currently offer jobs in Maintenance, Kitchen, Barn, Garden, and Clean Team.
How Can You Help?
Be a Donor: Join us anytime and make a 100% tax deductible gift(s)! You can even “schedule” a donation for the day of Amplify Austin…. Ask us how! [email protected]
Be a Fundraiser: Connect your passion for Down Home Ranch and your network of friends and family by creating your own personal fundraising campaign page! As a fundraiser, you set the goal, you spread the word, and you become a champion of your cause!
Be a Business Fundraiser: Get your fellow employees to come together and donate to Down Home Ranch as a group… this is a GREAT way to give back to the community as a TEAM! We also recommend competing for largest donation! J
Be a Sponsor: Sponsor your favorite Rancher or activity at Down Home Ranch!
**OUR POWER HOUR IS 2-3pm on Friday, March 3** Help us win an extra $1,000 by winning the “Power Hour” by having the most number of donors within the 2pm-3pm (central) time frame!
Also, don’t forget to join us for our Amplify Austin Kickoff Party on March 2nd starting at 5:00pm! The party will be held in the Pavilion at Down Home Ranch. There will be finger foods, drinks, games, music and dancing, and LOTS OF FUN!
Contact [email protected] or call 512-856-0128 with any questions!
Visit our Amplify Austin page!