Adopt-a-Street: Started on 6th, Staying on 6th
Keep Austin Beautiful’s Adopt-a-Street program gives local groups like SXSW the opportunity to help keep Austin beautiful by collecting litter and beautifying streets in the community. We have events to clean up our stretch on East 6th Street from Comal Street to Brushy Street four times a year.
HAAM is the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, an Austin-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide access to affordable health care for Austin’s low income, uninsured working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness. The nonprofit’s annual HAAM Benefit Day is a community event where businesses and residents of the city of Austin come together in support of local musicians. SXSWfm hosts a nighttime showcase on HAAM Benefit Day each year with music provided by local SXSW Music alumni.
Each holiday season, SXSW raises in-house funds to provide necessities to local families and others in need. Several families are adopted through SAFE, a local, Austin-area domestic abuse, sexual assault and child abuse center. Donations provide everyday essentials such as clothes, bed linens, toiletries and grocery gift cards. Children also receive learning materials, books and toys.
Shoal Creek Conservancy
Shoal Creek is in the heart of Austin, Texas. In 1839, it was the city’s original western boundary. Today, it is an artery into its urban core. In recent years, conditions in and around this unique Austin treasure have declined, and we feel restoring and protecting Shoal Creek will make Austin a more vibrant place to live, work and recreate. SXSW shows support for our neighbors at the Shoal Creek Conservancy through creek clean-ups and other involvement.