Cedar Park Non Profit Organizations are a great way to create positive change for a cause and support our community from within. The Cedar Park area is home to many community focused groups, some visible and some unsung heroes who deserve the light shone one them. Cedar Park Non Profit Organizations provide jobs, housing, food, mental health services, education, business growth, safety, fun and so much more. They provide much-needed services for our community and even help improve the lives of people all over the world! This list of Cedar Park Non Profit Organizations will provide you with opportunities to support local with your time and donations or even get the help you need.
Cedar Park Non Profit Organizations for Social Assistance
CASA – When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them through the process and help look out for their best interest. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate®, or CASA. CASA volunteers are screened and highly trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system. CASA volunteers are each assigned to help one child or set of siblings at a time, so they can focus on giving that child or sibling group the individualized advocacy and attention they need. Become a Volunteer for CASA of Williamson County to speak up for a child who’s been abused or neglected.
Christian Resource Center – Christian Resource Center‘s goal is to promote financial stability and bring families to wholeness and sustainability as our member ministries provide free or low-cost services that assist families to get better-paying jobs. They also encourage spiritual growth and connection to a faith family. Located at 1150 S Bell Blvd, the facility is home to their Christmas Store where they collect and distribute toys for children. Donate Here to help end the cycle of poverty for local families.
Drive a Senior – Drive a Senior Northwest – a Faith in Action program provides transportation for seniors in the Cedar Park, Leander, and NW Austin areas to enable them to live independently longer. Drive a Senior is always in need of volunteer drivers to be able to serve more local seniors. If you need a ride, call their office at 512-250-5021 to start the enrollment process.
Hope Alliance – Hope Alliance is Williamson County’s only resource center and emergency shelter for those affected by family and sexual violence. Hope Alliance provides emergency shelter at its confidential, at a secure local location. Food, clothing, safety planning, case management, counseling, and legal advocacy are available throughout the stay. Clients staying at the shelter were in immediate danger from their abuser prior to entering the shelter. Victims regardless of gender are able to access the emergency shelter. Visit their website to learn more about ways to volunteer and donate. If you need assistance contact their 24 Hour HOPELINE 1-800-460-7233
Cedar Park Non Profit Organizations for Health and Wellness
Heroes Night Out – Heroes Night Out enhances and supports Service Members, Veterans, First Responders, and their families through programs and services in a caring, safe, family-friendly environment. The Resource Center is located at 1150 S Bell Blvd in Cedar Park. Heroes Night Out Resource Center serves as a gathering place and location for Veterans Services such as Peer Support, Legal Services, VA Benefits Assistance, Mental Health Services, Financial Counseling, VA Home Loan Services, Employment, Healthcare, Computer Access and more. Take a look at their Events Schedule, it is chock full of inspiring and empowering services and opportunities for local veterans. Learn about ways you can volunteer, donate and get involved.
Hill Country Community Ministries – Hill Country Community Ministries (HCCM) is a non-profit organization that provides food, shelter, and clothing to those in need, as well as offers educational programs for youth and adults. They have a food pantry in Leander where they keep nonperishable food and necessities for personal care. They also have a thrift shop where they offer both children’s and adults’ apparel that is still in good condition. The organization’s mission is to help the community by providing basic necessities and then empowering individuals to take control of their own lives. The goal is to help people become self-sufficient and achieve their full potential by providing them with the tools they need to succeed. I’ve had the pleasure of driving food deliveries to those in need through one of State Representative John Bucy’s community support program since 2020. The Food Pantry is located at 1005 Lacy Drive in Leander and the Thrift Store is located at 1501 Leander Drive in Leander. Donate Here or Contact them directly to volunteer or get the support you need.
Jail to Jobs – To break the cycle of recidivism, Jail to Jobs gives youthful offenders employment-based mentoring and training along with spiritual and character development. Not only to they help meet the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter for youths in the program, they also offer character development, workforce development and emotional and spiritual development. Salt Kitchen is their on the job training program that focuses on bringing our youth and our community together through catering with delicious weekly meals-to-go. When you order their fully cooked and professionally prepared meals, you are giving our local youth a chance to make more than just a delicious meal for you, you are giving their a shot at life. Salt Kitchen serves outstanding food while empowering youthful offenders to find purpose, potential, and achievement.
Mission of Hope – The Mission of Hope charity, based in Cedar Park, currently works in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. They believe nations can be transformed one life at a time by focusing on nutrition, education, medical care, and church advancement.
Reveal Resource Center – Reveal Resource Center is committed to helping feed everyone who finds themselves in need of food assistance. Their mission is to feed families through spiritual and physical resources. As Texans struggle with the Rising Cost of Housing, Transportation, Utilities, Food and Healthcare Reveal is committed to helping feed everyone who finds themselves in need of food assistance. Hunger affects people from all walks of life… It does not discriminate. Millions of people in Texas are just one job loss, missed paycheck, or medical emergency away from hunger. Could hunger be affecting someone in your family, your neighborhood, your child’s classmate, a co-worker, or a good friend? Contact Reveal for support. If you can help those in need, learn more about how to Volunteer and Donate to serve our local community.
We Are Blood – We Are Blood is the sole provider of blood to more than 40 hospitals and doctors’ offices in Central Texas. Their mission is “to provide and protect the community blood supply, to inspire Central Texans to save lives locally, and to always treat everyone we serve as family.” Give where you live and save a life. The new Cedar Park Donor Center is located 251 North Bell Blvd. Suite 111A. Book an appointment online Here.
Cedar Park Non Profit Organizations for Educational & Cultural Enrichment
Band of the Hills – Band of the Hills is a wind and percussion ensemble composed of musicians from Cedar Park, Leander, Round Rock, Pflugerville, and the surrounding area. They are a non-audition, volunteer organization of dedicated musicians who love to perform and whose purpose is to provide a cultural and musical experience for the central Texas communities. Their performances are free to the public. Follow them on Facebook for upcoming events.
Cedar Park Library Foundation – The Cedar Park Library Foundation, founded in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is committed to assisting the Cedar Park Public Library in achieving excellence and to develop business/community support through financial assistance for Library initiatives such as literacy programming and advanced technology support. The Library is a community treasure that works to provide educational, informational, cultural, and recreational resources to encourage literacy and lifelong learning for all community members. The Foundation’s annual fundraiser since 2009 is Fable Fest at Milburn Park is a local favorite. Keep an eye out for Fall fun at the 2023 Fable Fest. Contact Julie at the Library if you’d like to be a sponsor for 2023. The Cedar Park Library Foundation is kicking off a Capital Campaign to support the building of the new Cedar Park Library as part of the new Bell District project. The new Library will be the centerpiece of the project with state of the art indoor spaces and beautiful outdoor gathering areas. The entire Bell District will be a unique mixed use destination, the new downtown of Cedar Park, filled with local restaurants, retail and recreation. Donate Here if you would like to support the Library Foundation with programming and support.
Leander Educational Excellence Foundation – Leander Educational Excellence Foundation (LEEF) is dedicated to enriching the educational experience by providing opportunities, cultivating success, and building community within the Leander Independent School District.
Cedar Park Non Profit Organizations for Animal Welfare
Dog Alliance – The Dog Alliance provides life-changing service dogs for veterans and first responders who were disabled in the line of duty. We guide civilians with disabilities in training their own mental health or mobility service dog. The Bow Wow Therapy Dog program of the Dog Alliance provides certified therapy dogs and handlers to assist children in learning to read, reduce stress for patients and employees, bring joy and laughter to seniors, and encourage humans who need to heal mentally or physically.
Texas Humane Heroes – Texas Humane Heroes is a no-kill, private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Established in 1979, they support communities throughout the entire state of Texas. They pull dogs and cats into their program from overcrowded shelters that are often forced to euthanize. In 2020, Texas Humane Heroes rescued 4,378 dogs and cats from 89 shelters across the state of Texas. They have Adoption Centers in Leander and Killeen, Texas.
Cedar Park Non Profit Organizations for Community Support
Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce – The Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce exists to strengthen and improve the Cedar Park business community in order to promote the economic well being of all citizens. The Chamber helps grow local leaders with their Leadership Cedar Park program, a 9-month program that helps engage both established residents and business leaders, as well as newcomers to the Cedar Park Area. There are sponsorship and speaking opportunities available throughout this course.
Cedar Park Police Association – The Cedar Park Police Association (CPPA) is a group of police officers who volunteer their time and talents to help out the community. They host annual events like the Turkey Trot 5K and the CPPA Golf Tournament, as well as provide grants for local schools and non-profits.
Rotary Club – Rotary Club of Cedar Park-Leander works together to empower youth, enhance health, promote peace, and most importantly, advance the community. Local Rotarians are involved in many community focused service and leadership programs.
YMCA – The Twin Lakes Family YMCA helps achieve the Y mission by providing its community with a state-of-art facility along with a caring and qualified staff and numerous programs for all ages. The YMCA is a much loved resource for our location community. Whether it’s a daily workout, socialization, fitness classes, lessons or summer camp, the YMCA is the place to be. You can also pick up the trail for the beautiful Brushy Creek Trail System at the YMCA parking area. For more than 20 years Camp Twin Lakes YMCA has operated as the premier Summer Camp in the Austin metro area with a focus on safety, quality programming and a camper first philosophy for kids and families.
Cedar Park Non Profit Organizations for Housing
Cedar Park Townhomes – The Operation Relief Center provides affordable housing and social services to those in need in a manner that encourages personal growth, self-sufficiency, self-respect, stability, and ultimately the benefit of the community. In Cedar Park, the Cedar Park Townhomes are one of the housing centers in the program.
Habitat for Humanity – Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County is a national nonprofit organization, serving locally, that helps low-income families in Williamson County, Texas. They build affordable homes, repair existing homes, and help families build equity in their homes. They are dedicated to eliminating poverty housing by assisting low-income families with their housing needs. Through volunteer labor and donations from the community, Habitat builds and renovates houses for qualifying families. These homes are then sold to families at no profit and with an interest-free mortgage. Habitat believes that all people deserve safe, decent, and affordable housing, regardless of their income level or background.
Hills at Leander – Located just outside of Cedar Park in Leander, Hills at Leander offers a beautiful apartment community for seniors over age 62. They offer some Rental Assistance Programs and affordable rental options in a safe and beautiful environment. This is not an assisted living facility, it’s just an age restricted apartment community. If you are interested, Contact Me directly as I can work with you to navigate the application process.
Lakeline Station Apartments – A Foundation Communities program, Lakeline Station Apartments offers affordable housing options. There is an onsite Learning Center for residents to have a safe place for day care and camps for kids. Hard-working parents depend on their after-school and summer programs located right where they live. Check their website for Waitlist status. Future Communities are in the works. Foundation Communities works with a vast array of community partners to provide the best services possible for our residents and neighbors in all four of our core program areas: Housing, Education, Financial Stability and Health.
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