Help Pease Park Conservancy with social distancing litter removal and ragweed removal! Check out the Pease Park website for information about locations and what ragweed looks like and tips for removal.
Consider fostering a dog or cat while they wait to be adopted.
Make the following items to deliver to a local animal shelter - contact the shelter in advance to see what they will and will not accept.
homemade dog toys
blankets for the kennels
warmers for the bottle baby kittens
cat or dog toys
Support Austin Humane Society by buying food and supplies for pets waiting for their forever home. You can send supplies to the shelter at 124 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752.
Make dog/cat toys for the animals at Austin Humane Society with materials from your home! Here's how to make dog toys, and here's how to make cat toys. You can either mail the toys or drop them off in the donation bin at the Austin Humane Society in the front of the shelter at 124 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752.
Austin Animal Center announced via a Facebook post that they are not currently taking any pets brought to the facility. The community should facilitate bringing lost pets back to their owners. Here is how to reunite lost animals with their family.
Submit a Found Animal Report by calling 311 or using the Austin 311 app.
Take the animal to any Austin fire station or recreation center, a veterinarian, emergency animal hospital, or pet store to have the pet scanned for a microchip.
Post the pet as found on sites like Nextdoor, Craigslist, and Austin Lost and Found Pets.
Hang flyers where the pet was found as most pets are found less than 1,000 feet from their home.
Contact a senior facility to see if you can send holiday cards or birthday cards to their residents.
Spread cheer and make connections by making cards for Meals on Wheels clients! You can mail the cards directly to Meals on Wheels when finished at 3227 E 5th St., Austin, TX 78702.
Use your phone, iPad, or any other recording device to record a fun message for Mike's Place guests! You can tell jokes, share a short story, sing a song, play a game, read a poem, show off your favorite stuffed animal or toy, or just talk about what you're doing today! Say hello and introduce yourself at the beginning of the video. Videos should be shorter than 3 minutes. You can email videos to email@example.com and we will get them to Mike's Place!
Make cards and duct tape wallets for people experiencing homelessness served by Front Steps. You can find instructions here. Bring completed cards and wallets to the Generation SERVE offices when we re-open or to your next Generation SERVE activity and we will be sure to donate them for you.
Do you know how to sew or want to learn? This Facebook page is organizing people to create mask covers to prolong the usability of the masks worn by healthcare workers.
Organize an online fundraiser for Operation Warm. Use your time in these weeks to gather gently-used coats to donate.
Marbridge Foundation offers safe residential care for adults with cognitive disabilities. The residents typically have very active day-to-day lives and frequent visitors, but they have had to shelter in place without visitors recently. Please write up-lifting cards, filled with jokes and pictures, and send them to the residents of Marbridge, c/o Becca McPherson, PO Box 2250, Manchaca, TX 78652.
Make birthday cards for Pop-Up Birthday for children and teens in foster care - The cards can be simple or embellished. Write a small message inside and when you're finished, mail them to Pop-Up Birthday at 101 Westlake Dr. Ste. 210, Austin, TX 78746.
Help BookSpring promote reading and literacy by recording book reviews and read-alouds! Here are instructions.