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Six Nonprofits Chosen for CreateAthon Austin

AIGA Austin and BuildASign.com 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 BuildASign.com, 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.”

Nonprofits Invited to Apply for First CreateAthon Austin

The first CreateAthon Austin will kick off Sept. 20 and run 24 hours.
During that time, volunteers will donate their creative marketing expertise to nonprofit organizations.
BuildASign.com and AIGA are sponsoring the event. They are inviting nonprofit organizations to apply for CreateAthon Austin now through July 22. They will notify the selected organizations by July 30..
“Austin is home to so many nonprofits that deserve creative marketing services to help them support their missions,” Erin Bender, President of AIGA Austin, said in a statement. “We look forward to making that possible through CreateAthon Austin, and can’t wait to see the work this event produces.”
“Bringing CreateAthon to Austin made total sense,” Dan Graham, co-founder and CEO of BuildASign.com, said in a statement. “We live in a city full of creative professionals that are not only extremely talented, but also committed to giving back. The work this event produces in 24 hours can help make a tremendous impact in the community, and we are so excited to be a part of that.”
Now in its 14th year, more than 75 agencies have participated in the national CreateAthon network, hosting annual events across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The program has benefited more than 1,275 nonprofits with 3,100 projects valued at more than $15 million.
BuildASign.com, an online custom printing provider, has 240 employees and $30 million in revenue last year.

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