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Liberty Hill Public Library
Q: When was your organization established, and what is its mission?
A: Liberty Hill Public Library District (LHPLD) opened in November 2002 with the stated mission of enriching the lives of the citizens in our library district by helping them meet their informational, educational, and recreational needs. We continue to strive to meet this mission by providing the members of our community with equal and free access to the information, resources, services, and programs that we provide. Despite our small physical space, we offer a wide variety of those resources (e.g. books, electronic books and audiobooks, databases, DVDs, etc.), services (e.g. notary, test proctoring, reference assistance, public computers, etc.), and programs (e.g. storytime, summer reading, book clubs, craft, STEM, etc.) to our community.
Q: Who primarily benefits from your organization?
A: Each and every person who lives within our library district boundaries, which we share with Liberty Hill ISD, can use the library and all of its resources for free. Everyone has equal access to all of the resources that we have to offer.
Q: Why is this need critical to the community?
A: Because of what we provide to and can do for the community. As a small town public library, we know our community and they know the staff and by forging personal relationships we get to know the needs of our citizens. We also function as a gathering place where different parts of Liberty Hill can come together to socialize, talk, etc. – we would like to become the hub of the community. Citizens know that they can come to us with more than just questions about books, we will help them fill out job applications, give computer help, help them find the nearest laundromat, and more. We hope that everyone knows that we are here to help them. We also help in tangible ways by providing free public computers and WiFi, we can help with research for school or business, and we also work to help with the educational mission of our schools.
Q: What are you raising money for through the Day of Giving?
A: Our current HVAC system was purchased for the library in 2002. The system, while still working, is on its 10th or 11th life and we need to replace it. It is also an inefficient system and we hope to install a system that is energy efficient, which will also lower our electric bills. We are anticipating that some electrical and duct work upgrades to the library may be necessary with a new system.
Q: How much are you hoping to raise?
A: We would like to raise $18,000
CONTACT US:
Angela Palmer
(512) 778-6400
librarian@lhpl.org
www.lhpl.org

Liberty Hill Cemetery Association
Q: When was your organization established, and what is its mission?
A: Our organization/cemetery was established in 1852 with multiple improvements organizational and property wise throughout the years. Its mission was to provide a permanent community cemetery although it is also used for bird watching, walking, and reflection in a quite place.
Q: Who primarily benefits from your organization?
A: It is a historical site as well due to the age of the cemetery and many people visit for genealogical reasons. It provides this to our community as well as families from other communities that decide to bury their loved ones in this cemetery. However, anyone may enjoy this peaceful site to bird watch or walk on the paved roads or to sit and quietly reflect on whatever they choose.
Q: Why is this need critical to the community?
A: The cemetery has over 3,400 graves on approximately 20 acres. People can look up where a loved one is buried on our website, but with signage it would make it so much easier to get to the right area to look for their people with the burial information.
Q: What are you raising money for through the Day of Giving?
A: The day of Giving could provide the funds to place signage of the different areas throughout the cemetery.
Q: How much are you hoping to raise?
A: We are hoping to raise $6,500 for signage.
CONTACT US:
Kathy Canady
(512) 778-6792
libertyhillcemetery.com

Dream a Dream Therapeutic Horsemanship
Q: When was your organization established, and what is its mission?
A: Dream a Dream was established in November 2007 to empower individuals with disabilities through the love and power of horses. Our mission statement is: “Partnering with our equine friends to provide love, hope and therapy for children and adults with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Our vision statement is: “All who come here are able. We should not dwell on our weaknesses, instead we should strengthen our ability to overcome them.
Q: Who primarily benefits from your organization?
A: Dream a Dream serves children and adults through equine assisted therapies, mental health services, therapeutic riding lessons, beginner riding lessons, family support, social skill groups, and inclusive horse camps. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, volunteers and support of Dream a Dream’s fundraisers, no one is turned away based on ability to pay. Please help us continue to ensure we can serve all those in need.
Q: Why is this need critical to the community?
A: The mission of our program is to empower, specifically, individuals with disabilities through horses. Over the years we have found the importance of family and community involvement to create more inclusive opportunities for every ability level. We have expanded to serve more of the community through our reading programs, community service and to implement a mental health program for families.
​ The word “disability” is used, but the program never limits by person by a diagnosis or preconceived limitation. Our goal is to help every participant develop skills and confidence that can be carried into every aspect of their life. 
Q: What are you raising money for through the Day of Giving?
A: Our primary goal for Day of Giving is raise funds for our scholarship program to help individuals and families in the Liberty Hill area. We also would like to expand our literacy project by having more times available for children to come out to read and visit the center. In addition, help to support our amazing therapy horses as they are what makes Dream a Dream such a very special place and we could not do our program without these very special horses.
Q: How much are you hoping to raise?
A: Our goal is to raise $6,725 so we can fulfill our goal of raising $2,600 for our scholarship fund and support for two of our therapy horses that runs $2,000 per year. We had discussed the need for a round pen for social skills sessions, but help to support our herd of 8 therapy horses is a priority at this time so our herd can be healthy and happy as they work to serve our riders and families.
Contact Us:
Brenda McCall, 512-260-5957
Brenda.dreamadream@gmail.com
www.dadth.org

Operation Liberty Hill
Q: When was your organization established, and what is its mission?
A: Operation Liberty Hill (OLH) was established in 2012 in response to food insecurity, social service unavailability and lack of public transportation in the Liberty Hill area. Our mission is to answer the biblical call to love our neighbors by providing basic needs, spiritual guidance, encouragement and referrals to other social service organizations.
Q: Who primarily benefits from your organization?
A: OLH provides financial assistance to those in the Liberty Hill Independent School District and assists our neighbors with many different resources. In January of 2018 OLH began serving Betram and Briggs as well as Leander. Those areas are also able to access our food pantry weekly and receive free clothing and other essential items at no cost.
Q: Why is this need critical to the community?
A: These services allow folks to direct some of their income toward housing, utilities and medical bills which might not be possible otherwise.
Q: What are you raising money for through the Day of Giving?
A: Operation Liberty Hill is raising money to make repairs and improvements to our facility’s exterior. Our parking area is inadequate, the handicap ramp needs painting, we need a drain by the food pantry to prevent flooding, and we need a storage building for tools for our raised gardens which supply our pantry with produce. Q: How much are you hoping to raise?
A: We would like to raise $7,000 to make the necessary improvements which will make it easier for our neighbors to access our facility in a safe manner.
CONTACT US:
Vicki McCown
(512) 778-5077
vmccownolh1@att.net
www.operationlh.org

L4 Cares
Q: WHEN WAS YOUR ORGANIZATION ESTABLISHED, AND WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
A: L4 Cares is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization, finding value in the unvalued, finding hope in the hopeless and finding love in the unloved. L4Cares for “the Least the Last, the Lost and the Lonely” through various community outreach programs to inspire positive change one story at a time. Our focus is on our military, senior citizens and families in crisis. Established March 2017.
Q: WHO PRIMARILY BENEFITS FROM YOUR ORGANIZATION?
A: L4 Cares is a multi-faceted nonprofit organization with programs designed to address needs of our military, senior citizens, children dealing with illnesses and people in crisis.
Q: WHY IS THIS NEED CRITICAL TO THE COMMUNITY?
A: Whether someone is going through a crisis, has a loved one deployed, a child who is sick or the elderly that needs assistance (or a smile), they need to know that people and organizations care. Acts of kindness is contagious. #KindnessIsEasyYall
In addition, through our partnerships with large retailers and manufacturers, we donate new shoes, school supplies and basic necessaries within the community. Each year we give our 2-3 scholarships.
Q: WHAT ARE YOU RAISING MONEY FOR THROUGH THE DAY OF GIVING?
A: We are raising money for Operation Superhero. We make weekly visits to Dell Children’s Hospital with our characters. The money raised will go towards purchasing additional costumes and replacing a few others.
Q: How much are you hoping to raise?
A: $10,000
CONTACT US:
Kendra Cofer
737-444-7002
Kendra@L4Cares.org
www.L4Cares.org

Liberty Hill Development Foundation
Q: When was your organization established, and what is its mission?
A: The Liberty Hill Development Foundation was established in 1993 to support the maintenance and operation of the Lions Foundation Park and, later, of the International Sculpture Park and its sculptures created during the 1976 International Sculpture Symposium.
Q: Who primarily benefits from your organization?
A: The entire community – young and old – benefits from the Foundation’s efforts. The softball fields at the Lions Foundation Park are home to the Liberty Hill Youth Softball League. The park features a walking path, pavilion, picnic grounds, a playscape, and space for general recreation. The Sculpture Park offers an opportunity to see and study samples of late 20th Century sculptures by international artists.
Q: Why is the need critical to the community?
A: The International Sculpture Park contains works by important international artists from the latter part of the 20th Century. The park is an important feature that attracts visitors to Liberty Hill throughout the year and especially during the annual Sculpture Festivals in October. Providing more access to visitors with mobility handicaps would enhance the Park’s contribution to the cultural heritage of Liberty Hill.
Q: What are you raising money for through the Day of Giving?
A: The sculptures in the International Sculpture Park have hundreds of visitors each year. However, because many of the sculptures are separated from each other by expanses of grass, it is difficult for those individuals who use wheelchairs, adult strollers, or similar aids to move from sculpture to sculpture for close viewing. We propose to provide walkways that will make it easier for such visitors to enjoy all of the International Sculpture Park.
Q: How much are you hoping to raise?
A: Our goal is to raise $10,000.00
CONTACT US:
Patrick McElhinney
512-966-0552
pjm080911@gmail.com
www.lhsculptures.com

Hope House
Q: WHEN WAS YOUR ORGANIZATION ESTABLISHED, AND WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
A: 1967. To provide long term,forever care, to the most severe mentally and physically disabled in a loving family
environment free of isolation, chemicals and restraints, for as long as they may live.
Q: WHO PRIMARILY BENEFITS FROM YOUR ORGANIZATION?
A: Children and adults who are so disabled they cannot function
by themselves. Those who need 24/7 care for every need.
Q: WHY IS THIS NEED CRITICAL TO THE COMMUNITY?
A: There are no long term homes in the community to
care for our disabled people. There are few, if any, in Texas
and there is a shortage of this kind of care.
Q: WHAT ARE YOU RAISING MONEY FOR
THROUGH THE DAY OF GIVING?
A: We are opening our fourth home this year. The home will
need a lot of renovation to suit the special needs of our residents.
We are raising funds to remodel the bathrooms, bedrooms
and kitchen.
Q: HOW MUCH ARE YOU HOPING TO RAISE?
A: We are hoping to raise $6,000 and could use more if
we are so blessed to do so.
CONTACT US:
Erland Schulze
Development Director
(512) 525-7504
eschulze@hopehouseaustin.
org
www.hopehousecentex.org

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