Austin Junior Forum (AJF) is a non-profit volunteer organization supporting women, children, and the elderly in the Austin, Texas, area through community service and fund raising. Learn more about how we use our #powers4good.
AJF serves the community in many different ways, from hands-on community service work to raising funds to provide grants to charities and non-profits in our community. We partner with several local organizations to prepare meals, foster education and creativity, provide comfort and hope where needed, and celebrate triumph over adversity. In addition to volunteering with local charities and non-profits, we have two internal community service projects: the Teddy Bear Program, which provides stuffed Teddy Bears and Dalmatians to Austin's emergency services agencies for children in crisis situations; and Caswell House Etiquette Classes, which help children and youth develop the skills they need to put their best foot forward when they step out into the world. Our annual fundraiser, Christmas at the Caswell House, raises funds that are distributed to area charities and non-profits through our Grants Program and helps support the historic Daniel H. Caswell house.
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
The Caswell House
Built in 1900 and a Designated Historic Structure, the Daniel H. Caswell House has provided a venue for many events such as wedding and fundraisers over the past 45 years. The revenue from these events provides much of the financial support for the historic home and also hosts AJF’s annual event, Christmas at the Caswell House.
Amplify Austin will be March 2-3, 2017. AJF will be participating in this one-day, online giving extravaganza to raise money for our Teddy Bear Program.
We will kick off Amplify Austin with a happy hour at Zax on March 2, 2017.