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I Live Here, I Give Here’s mission is to deepen and expand the culture of personal philanthropy by inspiring Central Texans to invest more money in our community. We educate and connect individuals and non-profits so more Central Texans experience the personal benefit of increased philanthropy.

I Live Here, I Give Here’s mission is to deepen and expand the culture of personal philanthropy by inspiring Central Texans to invest more money in our community. We educate and connect individuals and non-profits so more Central Texans experience the personal benefit of increased philanthropy.

Did you know that according to a study done by The Chronicle of Philanthropy in 2012, Austin is ranked 32nd out of the 50 largest cities in the nation in per capita charitable giving? This is a big improvement over our ranking at the beginning of the 21st century when we ranked 48, but there is still a lot of room for growth!

Austin is a vibrant city with a personality all its own. Central Texans are passionate, driven, and generous volunteers of their time and talent. But that’s not enough. The biggest problem facing Austin Nonprofits is there is not enough money.

Our community is well known for cherishing its environment and local businesses, its time to nurture our home-grown nonprofits in the same way!

We depend on our nonprofits to meet so many of the Austin's most basic needs; but the shortage of funds for these organizations is creating large gaps in services.

This is where I Live Here, I Give Here steps in. Our main purpose is to connect people like YOU with the issues you care about and the Nonprofits that support them.

I Live Here, I Give Here is proud of the work we have accomplished since our launch in 2007. We connect the people of Austin with the causes they care about.

We partner with nonprofit groups so they can be more accessible to you. We spotlight specific needs in Austin every month to let you know how you can help.

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The BIG Give! 2013 Silent Auction: Five Nights In Palm Desert, California

September 9, 2013
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The Reserve home in Palm Desert, California

This year’s BIG Give Under the Big Top! will hit the town on Friday, September 27 @7pm at the Hyatt Regency Austin. Music by White Ghost Shivers! We’ve even got a great silent auction table with amazing items. Keep checking our blog because we’ll featuring some of the great items here over the next month. You have to get your BIG Give! tickets to bid!

Here’s the next item you’ll find on The BIG Give! silent auction table: The Reserve home in Palm Desert, California, is waiting for you. This 4 bedroom house overlooking the fairway of Weiskopf-Morrish golf course can be your getaway for a 5-night, 6-day stay. Need more enticing? How about the gorgeous view of the Eisenhower and the Santa Rosa Mountain Range? Bid on it at The BIG Give Silent Auction!

More photos in the full post!

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Over the next month, we’ll be featuring all of the 2013 BIG Give! Silent Auction items. There's only one way to get them; go to the BIG Give! and place your bid! Get your BIG Give Under the Big Top! tickets now.

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