Austin Gives Miles


Family Eldercare is proud to partner with the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k as an official Austin Gives Miles charity partner! This event builds brand awareness, allows our biggest fans to fundraise for our mission, and brings together groups of all ages and abilities to run, walk, or volunteer at the Lone Star State’s premier running event. Read below to learn how you can get involved. We’ll see you on February 18, 2018!

 Click HERE to register to volunteer!

The Austin Marathon is pleased to announce that the 2018 Austin Gives Miles program has been selected as the recipient of a generous grant from the Moody Foundation for the third year in a row.  The Moody Foundation grant will match all donations raised by the 29 official Austin Gives Miles charities, up to $10,000 per charity.  For more than 70 years, the Moody Foundation has supported programs that benefit the state of Texas and Austin Gives Miles is proud to be selected as a vehicle for funding the great work done in Central Texas by our official charities.

Tips and Tricks


Worried about asking your friends and family for money? Don’t be! Your team is here to help you every step of the way, and want you to be successful. When you join the team, you’ll receive an email from Family Eldercare with sample “asks” you can use. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Share, share, share! The easiest way to let people know you’re fundraising is to share your Crowdrise page on all of your social media channels.
  2. Connect them to our mission! Many of your circle have likely never heard of us, but they want to help what you want to help. Share our agency video to let them know what we do and why they should give.
  3. Big or small, we love them all! Donations in any amount are helpful, so if you’re not comfortable asking for a lot, ask for a little! Just $15 provides a fan to a family in need during the hot summer. Just $35 provides holiday gifts to a senior who is alone for the holidays. Want to go bigger? $120 allows 12 homebound seniors to socialize and connect to our Lifetime Connections Without Walls program for a year! $240 provides 17 healthy meals for seniors who need help at home.
  4. Be the example! People want to support your efforts and see success. Prime the pump with a donation to show your belief in the mission, and others will believe in us with you!

Have questions, ideas, or just need a pep talk? Contact us and we’ll be glad to help!