Amplify Austin 2018: 24 Hours of Giving
March 1, 6:00 p.m. — March 2, 6:00 p.m.
We're gearing up for Amplify Austin Day! You can schedule your donation now, or join us, LIVE, on March 1-2. This year we will celebrate Amplify the following day at our Birthday Party and Taco Takedown (details below). Support your favorite school and your favorite taco team through Amplify!
Open Door Preschools Amplify page: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/OPENDOORPRESCHOOLS
Taco TakeDown Teams:
Central -- Oh, The Places You'll Taco: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/centraltacoteam
East -- 3 Amigos + 1: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/easttacoteam
M Station --Taco Terminators: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/MStationTacoTerminators
Individual Fundraisers (alphabetical by last name or company name). New Fundraisers will be added as new pages are approved.
Meghan Alexaner: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/meghanopendoorcampaign2018
Tony Clark: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/tonytwocouches
Larry Elsner: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/makeamericagreatagainopendoor2018
Laura Gold: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/YourOpenDoorCampaign2018
Glenn Goodrich: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/opendoorglenn2018
Hayden & Ancely: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/BoardFellows_OpenDoorCampaign_2018
Kirsten Ingram: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/KirstenOpenDoor2018
Cathy McHorse: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/CathyMcHorse2018OpenDoor
Cherisse Robison: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/cherisseopendoor2018
Celebrate Open Door's 43rd Birthday & TACO TAKEDOWN!
March 3, 2018
Threadgill's World Headquarters
Open Door is 43 this year! Come join the celebration on Saturday, March 3 at 10:30 a.m., at Threadgill's World Headquarters on Riverside. It will be fun for all, with free admission, kid's rap artist Big Don, eats for purchase, birthday cake, and at noon our ever-exciting taco eating contest: THE TACO TAKEDOWN. Each school's Taco Team will raise funds through Amplify Austin
In the meantime, here are a few pics from last year's party!
2017 Fall Fête at The Thinkery, September 16
For forty-two years, Open Door Preschools has -- with the generous support of our community sponsors -- transformed the ideal of inclusion into a beautiful reality. Over the years, we have also learned how to throw a really great party, and the 2017 Fall Fête: What a Colorful World, at the Thinkery, was no exception! Great friends and community supporters, fabulous food and drink, rockin' music, fun activities, and lively camaraderie created a wonderful time for all!
~~ Congratulations to our 2017 Honorees ~~
Lack Family Visionary Volunteer AwarD -- 3M
If you ever need to get something done, round up a dedicated group of engineers with their own tools.
Opening New Doors Award -- The Honorable Sarah Eckhardt
Former Open Door parent who carries the torch for social justice as Travis County Judge.
Opening New Doors Award -- Lee Manford and Casey Blass
AIDS activists whose generosity to Open Door and many other local nonprofits has made Austin a better, more caring community.
MANY THANKS to our Fall Fête SPONSORS
Thank you to everyone for helping us build
a more wonderful, colorful world, one child at a time.
Open Door's 42nd Birthday Party
and Taco Takedown
April 29, 2017
What a Fabulous celebration we had at Threadgill's on Riverside, with Live Music, Cakewalks, Games, the Taco Takedown, and Teacher of the Year Awards!
Thank You to our Birthday Party Sponsors
Cakewalk Sponsor: Shirley Rubinett
Party Hat Sponsors: Alexander Law Firm; Carol Corley Nelson; Janis and Joe Pinnelli
Balloon Sponsors: Ada Belle Fudell; Ed and Cathy McHorse; Kate Graham and Mike London; Diane Holloway; Cecilia Lynch; Brooks, Edythe, and Alberta Wright
Party Games Sponsors: Nathan Eakle; William and Janet Krejci; Richard and Cahterine Nathan; Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Seibold
Teacher of the Year Awards
Stephanie Cruz (M Station),
Kirby Delgado (Central),
and Sarah Boas (East)
as Teachers of the Year and received the Nira Changwatchai Living the Mission award.
Amplify Austin Day March 2-3, 2017
Open Door Preschools raised nearly $19,000 plus $10,000 in matching funds during this year's Amplify Austin Day!
Thank you for your generous support!
How to Talk to Our Kids When times are Tough
An OPEN DOOR COMMUNITY EVENT with Diane Hoffman, LPC
February 23, 2017
Open Door Celebrates Teacher Excellence
the Austin Association for the Education of Young Children (AAEYC) recognized two Open Door Teachers for their outstanding work with children -- Congratulations Chantal and Brandy!
Read the whole article here.
February 21, 2017