RecognizeGood’s mission is to illuminate good in the greater Austin community, and through our partnership with I Live Here I Give Here and the community-wide day of giving known as Amplify Austin Day, we’re proud to showcase one way we’re doing that.
Since its launch in 2007, I Live Here I Give Here has helped raise over $100MM for Central Texas nonprofit organizations by helping promote over 700 nonprofit members and help tell their stories. Storytelling is something that many nonprofits struggle with, but thanks to the RecognizeGood partnership the I Live Here I Give Here staff was able to thoughtfully invite a group of nonprofits to tell their story through RecognizeGood. The videos in this series will be shown during Amplify Live, a 24-hour livestream that provides engaging content to attract donors to interact with the Amplify Austin site.
Thanks to our venue host for this series, Monks Jazz Club in east Austin!
Nonprofit Spotlight: Pop-Up Birthday
Nonprofit Representative: Kristy Peloquin, Executive Director
Mission: To provide joy, hope, and normalcy to children in foster care through a personalized birthday experience.
Our Favorite Parts:
“We provide an experience of normalcy. Normalcy is something we talk about a lot in the foster care system, it’s the need for children in the system to have the experiences that other children have.”
“Pop-Up Birthdays really tries to create a birthday experience that is unique to each child. It’s not just a box of stuff. It is a personalized party for that child.”
“All donations go directly towards purchasing items that go in our boxes. It is gifts, party supplies, cake, icing, clothing, a book. It is everything that goes into that special experience.”