ACPTA has a new way to support local students by supporting local businesses. It’s called Austin Fun + Learning, and it’s a win for students, a win for some of our favorite local businesses and a win for Austin’s future!
How does it work?
Step 1: You support favorite local stores by choosing items to buy and donate. Stores give you a discount of 10-15%. (Click here for a list of stores and discount codes.)
Step 2: Volunteers pick your donations up from participating stores and deliver them to students at Austin ISD food distribution sites.
Step 3: Students enjoy new opportunities for fun + learning, at a time when every kid needs that more than ever!
Thank you for supporting this project! And thank you to the local businesses and not for profits who are collaborating with us! Our not for profit collaborators include Austin Voices for Education & Youth, Austin Partners in Education and Marathon Kids.
Other GREAT ways to give
Here are some other ways that you can support this project:
- Share information about this impactful community-driven program with your local school, neighborhood, worship and civic communities, let’s make sure the kids we support can continue enjoying new opportunities for fun and learning this fall.
- If you want to VOLUNTEER by helping to manage the collection of donations for one of our local donation drop-off sites (one week at a time), please sign up here!
- If you have gently used or new books and/or new school supplies, games, puzzles or other learning activity kits you’d like to donate, you can drop them off at any of our convenient Austin donation site locations listed below.
- North – Chinese Spice Seafood Restaurant, 9710 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78753
- Northwest – Daily Juice Cafe, 8620 Burnet Rd, Austin TX 78757
- Northwest – Daily Juice Cafe, 3720 Far West Blvd, Austin TX 78731
- Central West – Good Shepherd Episcopal, 3201 Windsor Rd, Austin TX 78703 – Parking Garage (enter off Exposition)
- Central West – Daily Juice Cafe, 3300 Bee Cave Rd, Austin TX 78746
- Central Downtown – The Monarch Apartments-Lobby, 801 W. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78703
- East – Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2938 E. 13th St, Austin TX 78702
- South – Bridge at Sterling Springs Apartments-Leasing Office, 2809 W. William Cannon Dr, Austin TX 78745
- You can also donate items through ACPTA’s Amazon wish list. Please ship to 8124 Amelia Cove Austin, TX 78750 so we can deliver your donation to students in need.
- If you’re a local business that sells things that encourage fun + learning, we would love to have you join this project. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.