Community Service

Each NCL, Inc. Chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to serve. Each Chapter then supports its philanthropic service partners through different volunteer activities. Hill Country Chapter is excited to support and work with the following philanthropic partners.

 

AGE of Central Texas Williamson County

AGE of Central Texas tackles the challenges of aging with expert solutions. They are dedicated to older adults and those who care for them. AGE Values:

  • They work collaboratively.
  • Integrity and respect guide their actions.
  • They are resourceful.
  • They are good stewards, and we use wisely what is given to us.
  • Their service is compassionate.
  • Every one matters.
  • They seek growth through diversity and openness.
  • They embrace learning and challenging each other.

 

Austin Scottish Rite Theater

Austin Scottish Rite Theater’s mission is to share and preserve the historic Masonic facility, serving the greater community through high quality performing arts, educational programs, and events. Their excellent programming is created by experienced professionals and purposefully designed to meet the needs of diverse cultural communities in Austin. In dedication to diversity they amend or avoid programming that perpetuates non-inclusive values. Their strategies include cross-casting, adaptation, new works, and community-based collaboration to meet the needs of all.

 

Austin Shakespeare

Austin Shakespeare presents professional theatre of the highest quality with an emphasis on the plays of William Shakespeare, bringing to the public performances that are fresh, bold, imaginative, thought-provoking and eminently accessible, connecting the truths of the past with the challenges and possibilities of today. They endeavor to connect with young people on a regular basis by expanding education and outreach efforts in the classroom and by bringing full productions before young audiences. They work with teachers to prepare students for the theater experience, so they will receive maximum benefit from the performance.

 

Blanton Museum of Art

As the primary art collection for the city of Austin, the Blanton Museum of Art is a major resource for the community. With nearly 18,000 works in the collection, the Blanton showcases art from across the ages, from ancient greek pottery to abstract expressionism. With a year-round schedule of traveling exhibitions, art lovers are sure to discover new and old favorites at the Blanton.

 

Central Texas Food Bank

When the Central Texas Food Bank was established in 1982, it was with a goal in mind to help the hungry in the community. Over the years, the weak economy has increased challenges for clients who have turned to food pantries for food assistance. The Central Texas Food Bank has been at the front line of hunger relief with the help of  Partner Agencies in 21 counties across Central Texas. Together, we provided more than 45 million pounds of food to families in need during the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the largest amount distributed since the organization’s establishment in 1982, when only 330,000 pounds of food was provided.

 

The Contemporary Austin @ Laguna Gloria

The Contemporary reflects the spectrum of contemporary art through exhibitions, commissions, education, and the collection. The mission is to educate, entertain, inspire, and challenge the public about visual art and its creative, intellectual, and culturally diverse.

 

The Fig Leaf Store @ UUMC

Fig Leaf is a ministry of  University United Methodist Church.  The Fig Leaf Store and clothes closet offers families in need the opportunity to shop for clothing and personal needs.

 

Micah 6 Austin

Micah 6 is a 501 (c)(3) food pantry located near the UT campus. This ministry of University Presbyterian Church near the university campus focuses on bringing the local community together to respond to the needs of the homeless and impoverished. Services offered through Micah 6 include access to food pantries; assistance with basic material needs such as clothing, medication and bus passes; crisis counseling, and fellowship meals.

 

Open Door @ UUMC

Open Door is a ministry of University United Methodist Church. This kitchen serves the homeless near the UT campus. It started as a Sunday School class project during Lent to serve sandwiches to homeless people in the University area. In response to the need in the community — as well as the transformation that occurred in the hearts of those serving — Open Door is a partnership between UUMC, a number of community and church organizations and more than a dozen homeless participant volunteers. On a typical Saturday morning, more than 200 brunch meals are served to the impoverished.

 

Partners in Hope Lake Travis

Partners in Hope is a Lake Travis ministry that connects people who desire physical, emotional, and spiritual help with people who will help. Unlike ministries that organize a crisis response to a housing emergency, Partners in Hope helps families by working to improve living conditions, walking through a season of life, and empowering them to transform over time. PIH connects families to community support and resources through relationships with volunteers and empowers donors to impact their community by stewarding their resources well.

 

Pop Up Birthday Foundation

Pop-up Birthday’s mission is to provide personalized birthday celebrations to children in foster care, creating a moment of connection between the child and a loving adult. They believe that something as simple as a birthday party has the power to provide normalcy, joy and hope in a foster child’s life.

 

Reveal Resource Center

Reveal Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) food pantry in Cedar Park.  This organization helps those suffering food insecurity in the NW Austin area.

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas (RMHC CTX) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and families. Guiding them in their mission are the following core values:

  • They lead with compassion
  • They focus on the critical needs of children
  • They celebrate the diversity of their people and programs
  • They value their heritage
  • They operate with accountability and transparency

 

Samaritan Health Ministries

Samaritan Health Ministries is a non profit health center located in Cedar Park.  This organization provides medical, dental, women’s health care, mental health care and pharmaceutical services to people who have no health insurance.

 

Texas Humane Heroes

Texas Humane Heroes is a No Kill, private, non-profit organization with dog and cat adoption centers in Leander (Greater Austin Metropolitan area) and Killeen, Texas. Established in 1979, Texas Humane Heroes enhances the lives of pets and people through adoption, availability of low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinics as well as family-friendly community events.

 

Thinkery

It is the museum’s mission and vision to create innovative learning experiences that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers and to cultivate a creative community with a passion for lifelong learning and discovery.

 

Trinity Center

Trinity Center is a non-profit organization offering a variety of programs and activities that serve the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of the poor and homeless in Austin.

 

The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum

The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum exhibits the work of Charles Umlauf, his influences, and other contemporary sculptors in a natural setting, and provides educational experiences that encourage the understanding and appreciation of sculpture. As a culturally rich arts destination, the UMLAUF envisions using its expanded collection and facilities to increase awareness of Charles Umlauf’s impact and influence as an artist, educator and philanthropist, and to honor the Umlauf family’s gift to the community by providing experiences that include art in nature, immersive exhibitions and educational opportunities, health and wellness programs, a venue for gatherings and events, and a peaceful breathing space within the heart of an urban capital city.