United Way Cap Area’s new video reveals some scary data about Central Texas

Yes, some of the data about Central Texas is scary. But Austin has some of the best nonprofit agencies around with lots of dedicated and talented people working behind the scenes to make things better. This new video introduces you to some of them, as well as highlights some of the programs UWCA supports this year. The video makes a case for why it changed last year, and it also offers three ways you can help: by giving, by advocating, and by volunteering.

“Advocating” sounds ambiguous, but it’s probably something a lot of people do every day. What it means, I think, is educating yourself about the needs in Central Texas and then talking about them with people you know. It may not seem like a lot, but in Austin it actually is.

It can be tough to go against the grain and not buy in to the idea that Austin is so enlightened. We have some real problems here, and they’re not going to get better if we focus too much on keeping it weird. We make progress when we start to talk about it. And all you have to do is get the facts.

Watch the video here for more information.

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One Response

  1. Hi Monica.

    Thanks for posting our video. Re advocacy, it’s about getting informed and then championing a cause. Find your voice and let it be heard! Whether its turning off the TV when your kids are doing their homework (makes you an advocate for education), to writing a letter to a newspaper, to telling your friends about an issue, or preferably a solution to a problem, you’re involved in, to public policy. It’s about finding your voice, and standing up for what you believe in!! You become an advocate.

    More information here;
    http://www.unitedwaycapitalarea.org/advocate/

    John Turner
    United Way Capital Area

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