Giving Tuesday

March 24th

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Join LSS to amp up the excitement, amp up the participation and amp up the giving!

Amplify Austin is our community’s day of giving. It begins this Thursday, March 5, at 6 p.m., and ends Friday, March 6, at 6 p.m. This year, LSS has a goal to raise $45,000 for BeREAL Austin, a Supervised Independent Living Program of LSS, which will provide residence, mentorship and hope to seven young adults for a full year.

We’re having an Amplify Austin LAUNCH PARTY to kick things off:

Thursday March 5 | 5:30 – 10 p.m. (Rain or Shine)

Little Barrel and Brown | 1716 South Congress Ave.

The first round, appetizers and small plate buffet are on us!

BeREAL [Read Educated Accomplished Leaders] Austin, which opened in September 2014, helps foster youth successfully transition to self-sufficiency and independence by providing Supervised Independent Living as they age out of care. LSS’ BeREAL program, in coordination with the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), was first established in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2009.

BeREAL Austin offers:• housing placements in apartments and host homes• direct assistance for food, clothing, transportation and cell phones• case management• household setup (furniture and supplies)• life skills development opportunities• mentoring and permanent connections to caring adults


While at BeREAL, a young adult is expected to:• manage their finances – purchase groceries and personal items• establish key relationships• identify and accomplish education and employment goals• utilize community resources• attend life skills training• transition to unsupervised independent living


BeREAL Austin operates in conjunction with the State of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). After state reimbursement, the BeREAL program costs approximately $540 per participant per month, or about $6,500 annually.

Participating in Amplify Austin is easy:

  1. Give a gift. Starting on Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m. until Friday, March 6 at 6 p.m., go to our Amplify Austin profile and make a donation. Give early and give often!
  2. Be a fundraiser. Create your very own fundraising campaign page on the Amplify Austin website and ask your friends to join you in supporting LSS’ BeREAL Austin.  For more information and help setting up your page, contact Mike Nevergall at [email protected].
  3. Pre-schedule your gift. Going to be away from your computer on the day of the event? Afraid you’ll forget to give? Worry no more! You can pre-schedule your gift today and it will be processed on event day.
  4. Be social. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and help us spread the word about #AmplifyATX.


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