I have chosen local charities for causes that I feel very passionate about.
As survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I understand how this trauma can effect all aspects of your life not only as a child but also as an adult. The SAFE Alliance of Austin exists to stop abuse for everyone by serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence.
My family also has several rescue animals as pets. The mission of Austin Pets Alive! is to provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.
There are countless amazing charities and foundations out there doing great work. Personally, I find it of the upmost importance to take care of, honor and remember those that protect our country and freedom. These two organizations do just that.
Although I don't have many direct connections to our armed forces, over the years I've become increasingly proud and thankful for these brave men and women and everything they do for our country. It can be easy to take our freedoms and troops for granted, but through these two organizations I hope we can give back in a small way to those that have sacrificed so much for us and our way of life.