About AJF

Austin Junior Forum (AJF) is a non-profit volunteer organization supporting women, children, and the elderly in the Austin area through community service and fundraising.

AJF serves the community in many different ways through volunteering and awarding grants to our service partners. We also run our “Fur Responders” (Teddy Bear) Program, which provides stuffed animals for local public safety agencies to give to children involved in traumatic events.

AJF’s annual fundraiser, Christmas at the Caswell House, raises the money that funds our grants program and the restoration of the home itself. The house is transformed into a winter wonderland for the holiday season and hosts several events during the first weekend of November. The house is filled with holiday merchandise including Christmas ornaments and holiday décor, fabulous jewelry and clothing, affordable gifts, and a wonderful gourmet bake shop.

AJF is the proud owner of the historic Daniel H. Caswell House. This beautiful Victorian home was built at the turn of the 20th Century and was purchased and restored by the women of AJF in 1979. It was opened to the public in 1983 as a venue for weddings and events as well as a center for community service. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Texas Historic Landmark.