AIGA Austin and will host the 24 hour CreateAthon Austin starting Sept. 20 to bring volunteers together to help nonprofits with free marketing and creative services.
The nonprofit organizations chosen for CreateAthon Austin include: Austin Clubhouse, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, Con MI MADRE, ECHO, Hope Alliance and Without Regrets Foundation. They were chosen from applications from area nonprofit organizations for 30 projects.
The nonprofit organizations chosen represent a variety of causes from mentoring children to helping the homeless and mental health awareness.
“The nonprofit selection has been the most difficult part of this project,” Dan Graham, Founder and CEO of, said in a news release. “Every organization that applied was so deserving and does such great work in the community. We would love to be able to help them all.”
Now CreateAthon Austin needs volunteers with advertising, marketing, graphic design, public relations, web development, copywriting and other skills. To apply and find out more details, please visit the CreateAthon web site.
“Austin has some of the top creative talent around,” Erin Bender, President of AIGA Austin, said in a statement. “Whether you’re a designer, art director, developer, copywriter, or just interested in helping some amazing nonprofits, we’re excited to bring the community together to do our part in giving back.”