Emancipet, the nonprofit veterinary clinic on a mission to make high-quality vet care affordable and accessible to all pet owners, celebrated the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art Central Austin clinic today, with more than 70 elected officials, donors, community leaders, and other supporters in attendance. Read more
Major gifts from PetSmart Charities® Inc., Houston PetSet total $490K
The urgent need for affordable veterinary care in Houston was dramatically proven by the response to nonprofit low-cost veterinary clinic Emancipet’s offering of free services to families impacted by Hurricane Harvey for the last three months of 2017. Now, Emancipet is announcing two new major gifts to establish a second clinic in Houston. Read more
It took vision, hard work, and political will to make Austin’s beloved Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail a reality. And for 15 years, The Trail Foundation has worked to enhance and preserve the heart and soul of Austin. Read more
The owners of ThunderCloud Subs presented Caritas of Austin, a local nonprofit that works to prevent and end homelessness in Austin, with a check for $325,000, the proceeds raised at the 27th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving Day.
ThunderCloud donates all of the proceeds from the annual event directly to Caritas. This year’s donation brings the cumulative total raised for Caritas to nearly $3.5 million— $3,438,375 to be exact. Read more
State of the Trail previews TTF’s 15th anniversary in 2018
At The Trail Foundation’s annual State of the Trail address on Dec. 8, TTF’s executive director Heidi Anderson (formerly Cohn) announced 15 new projects in honor of TTF’s 15th anniversary next year. Slated for completion on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail over the next five years, the projects range from new trailheads and bathrooms to new water access points and playgrounds.
To pay for the 15 projects, The Trail Foundation also announced the creation of the Canopy Fund, in which donations will be dedicated to finance the initial phases of each future project. Nine projects are on the east side of the Trail, four on the west, and two along the entirety of the 10-mile Trail. Read more
Those sour green apple candies at San Antonio’s renowned Alamo Candy Company are getting a lot greener. Our client Freedom Solar Power recently designed and installed two new solar projects for Alamo Candy, one of the largest candy manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers in San Antonio.
Freedom Solar completed a 100.8-kilowatt solar array comprised of 280 panels on the rooftop of Alamo Candy’s popular retail shop at 2738 Blanco Rd. and an 86.4-kilowatt system comprised of 240 panels on the company’s office at 1149 W. Hildebrand Ave. Read more
The 27th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot benefiting Caritas of Austin was a huge success attracting more than 20,000 runners. ThunderCloud will reveal the amount of money this year’s Trot raised for Caritas at a check presentation event on Dec. 20.
We’ve shared a few of our favorite photos from the Trot below, and event recap information including the 2017 raffle winners, run results, media coverage stories, and more can be found at thundercloud.com. As always, we had a blast at the Thanksgiving Day tradition and are already looking forward to next year!
The Trail Foundation‘s longtime partner Patagonia generously donated $8K to fund its work with Texas Conservation Corps at American YouthWorks. These funds can be tied to much of the recent ecological restoration work TTF has been doing along the entirety of the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail. For more details, visit http://bit.ly/2AQ1QKM. Read more
The 2017 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is right around the corner!
The ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot, Austin’s beloved Thanksgiving Day tradition benefiting Caritas of Austin, will return for its 27th year of gobbling good times on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23. Online registration is available at www.thundercloud.com. Read more