Central Texas nonprofits joined forces today to launch “We Are One,” a campaign focused on increasing involvement and driving stronger support for local organizations and their many missions. The We Are One initiative demonstrates a new level of collaboration as twelve of Austin’s largest nonprofits come together to speak as one voice and address important needs across the region as the economy continues to decline. Through video and online social media outreach – including a new web page as well as Facebook and Twitter – the grassroots effort calls on all citizens to share how they are one with Central Texas.
In recent months, requests for services among many Central Texas organizations have increased while funding has dropped. Therefore, We Are One is more than just an awareness campaign. It is a call-to-action that is simple and straightforward, inviting all Central Texans to volunteer time and provide financial support. By our community working together as one, we can help more and more who are in need reach their full potential and succeed.
Resources and How To Get Involved
• Visit www.weareonecentraltexas.com to watch videos, learn more about the twelve organizations and how they are one together, and find ways to get involved.
• Become a fan of the We Are One Facebook page to join the cause and share stories, photos, and videos of how you are one with Central Texas.
• Share your stories on Twitter by using hashtag #wer1.
“We believe that by acting as one collective voice, our organizations and the people who support us can more effectively address the important and growing needs throughout our community,” said Hannah Nokes, Vice President of Development and Marketing at Leadership Austin, one of the twelve nonprofits launching We Are One. “Through this spirit of unity, we hope to show how powerful we can all be when we work together and each give a little of ourselves. We hope all Central Texans see this as an opportunity to step up and become one with us.”