The Project, UT Austin’s largest day of service, connects thousands of students, faculty, and staff with Austin communities every year. The Project’s goal is to create a place for the university to volunteer, while providing a chance to help an underserved neighborhood in Austin.
Each year, around two thousand university members participate in The Project, and countless neighborhoods are positively affected. This February, The Project will serve the Rundberg area, focusing on rebuilding and revitalizing the community. Last year, The Project provided an estimated $300,000 economic impact to the Holly community and we hope to meet and exceed that impact this year!
But, we need your help.
The Project has set a goal to raise $15,000 for supplies like tools, paint, and lumber that will go towards home repairs and beautification projects in Rundberg, as well as increase our volunteer capacity and the ability to take on larger projects to make a greater impact.
Without funds and donations from community partners, The Project wouldn’t be possible. Larger service projects made attainable include restoring doors and windows to make energy (and cost) efficient homes, securing benches and park equipment and installing solar lighting in public spaces.
As a crowdfunding platform, HornRaiser makes raising money for The Project possible. It features opportunities to support the university’s unique and diverse research projects, student initiatives and socially compelling activities. HornRaiser is where your gift — no matter how big or small — can make a tremendous impact.
Make your impact with The Project by donating to our HornRaiser page and/or volunteering for the event. We hope to inspire you to get hooked on service because projects started here, change worlds.
By Clarissa Pedraza