Andrea Braendlin Impacts the Lives of Both Humans and Animals in Austin
Giving back is very important to Ms. Braendlin and she was pleased to find Give Realty’s business model when doing a “charity Realtor®” Google search. As a result, Andrea was able to donate over $7500 to two organizations she is passionate about. Andrea, a resident of Westover Hills, chose Animal Trustees of Austin and LifeWorks as the recipients of her Give Realty donations.
For almost 20 years, Animal Trustees of Austin has been a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the animals and the people of the Austin community through compassionate, affordable treatment and respect for all. Andrea has a multi-generational, personal connection with the organization. According to Braendlin, “My mother and I volunteered there for several years, and my son started out as a volunteer and has now been on staff for several years.”
Beyond the personal connection to Animal Trustees of Austin, Andrea wanted to support an organization that offered low cost veterinary services such as spaying and neutering as well. With this donation from Give Realty, on behalf of Ms. Braendlin, Animal Trustees of Austin will be able to do just that. “This donation allows us to continue to provide quality affordable care for the animals in our community whose owners cannot afford a private veterinarian,” says development director Gabrielle Amster.
LifeWorks is a nonprofit organization that strives to support youth and families in their pursuit of self-sufficiency. Braendlin chose this organization for multiple reasons. “I admire LifeWorks incredibly for its mission, its dedication, and the efficiency of its operation,” says Braendlin. This includes LifeWorks ability to leverage the donation resulting in up to 7 times the value in matching funds through governmental grants.
According to Susan McDowell, executive director for LifeWorks, “The donation itself made a true impact in our work with disconnected youth.” Later this year, LifeWorks will break ground on new housing for the youth of Austin. Give Realty’s donation will help the growth of this project and the organization.
Three Ways to Help Animal Trustees of Austin
Donate. Donations for operations can help Animal Trustees of Austin subsidize several programs.
Join. Join the fun by attending fundraising events.
Volunteer. Volunteers are needed in clinics and to support events. Volunteers save Animal Trustees of Austin over $200,000 a year in salaries by donating their time.
Three Ways to Help LifeWorks
Host a Donation Drive. Organizing a gift drive is a rewarding way to get your family, friends, co-workers, neighborhood, civic group or school involved.
Volunteer. Volunteers are needed for working with youth, organizing donation drives, or helping with events. Visit lifeworksaustin.org/ to learn more.
Join. LifeWorks Executives and Professionals. This auxiliary group hosts volunteer projects and special events to support LifeWorks.