The Girls Empowerment Network’s success with girls is only possible through the support of our community. Time, talent, and treasure are all appreciated so we’ve compiled a list of creative ways to support us.

  • Host an event in our honor! Here’s our toolkit full of ideas.
  • Give to GEN EVERY time you shop on Amazon, through Amazon Smile. It’s just like your typical Amazon transactions, except you can designate GENaustin to receive a .5 % donation every time you make a purchase.
  • Consider making an in-kind donation from GEN’s Wishlist.
  • Please consider making a gift that can be matched by your employer. Check our matching gift list to see if your employer has a gift matching program.
  • Make a workplace donation! GEN is a member of Community Shares of Texas where employees at participating companies and organizations can participate in workplace giving. There are a number of campaigns (Texas State Employee, City of Austin, Travis County, among others) that GEN participates in.
  • Thank you for your gift of stock. Please contact Julia Cuba Lewis ( for details on how to make this transfer. We prefer you make a gift of stock to GEN via electronic transfer, rather than mailing actual stock certificates. If you are giving a security, please verify with your broker that the stock is eligible for electronic delivery over the Depository Trust Company (DTC) system. This works for most stocks, but some securities have specific transfer instructions. Please note that we will liquidate all donations of securities as soon as possible.
  • Turn your car into girl empowerment!
  • Donate your time and get involved by volunteering. GEN is always looking for volunteers to get involved. Visit our volunteer page for more information.

Our Wishlist

Have office supplies sitting in your garage or attic that you don’t use anymore? The following is a list of items that could really help us carry out our mission more effectively and efficiently. Maybe you have one of these items laying around that you no longer use or perhaps you know of a business that could possibly donate one of them as an in kind gift.

If you can provide any of these items or have any ideas about how we can get them, please contact us at Thanks!

Program Supplies:

  • HEB or Sam’s Club gift cards (to purchase snacks)
  • Office Depot gift cards
  • Donated copying/printing
  • Packs of gel pens and markers
  • Craft items like scissors, glue, yarn, and beads
  • Construction paper
  • Poster board
  • Magazines for collages
  • Fun “give away” items like nail polish, craft kits, or gift cards for Amazon, pedicures, movies, restaurants, etc.

Office Supplies:

  • Packs of pens and markers
  • Poster board
  • Post It Note flip chart paper
  • Copy paper
  • Rolls of postage stamps
  • Donated copying/printing

Many employers will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Companies differ in their policies, but if GEN meets their qualifications, it means more funding for our programs with your donation. If your employer is not on our list they may still offer matching gift programs. We are constantly updating our list, so please contact your employer for more information.

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • ADP
  • Aetna
  • Alliant Energy
  • Altria
  • AMD
  • American Express Foundation
  • Analog Devices
  • AOL Time Warner
  • Applied Materials
  • AT&T
  • Athens Group Inc.
  • Austin Ventures
  • BAE Systems
  • Bank of America
  • Baxter International Foundation
  • Becton Dickinson
  • BP Amoco
  • Brinks Home Security
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe
  • Cadence Design Systems
  • Caterpillar
  • Charles Schwab
  • Chevron Texaco
  • Cisco Systems
  • CITGO Petroleum
  • Citigroup
  • Dell
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Ebay
  • Freeport-McMoran Foundation
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Home Depot
  • Hospira Foundation
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • Humana
  • IBM
  • John Hancock
  • Lennox International Inc.
  • Lilly and Company Foundation
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Merck Co. Foundation
  • Microsoft
  • National Instruments
  • Oracle
  • PepsiCo
  • Pitney Bowes
  • PPG Industries
  • Progressive Insurance Foundation
  • QUALCOMM Incorporated
  • RBC Dain Rauscher
  • SallieMae Fund
  • Sun Microsystems
  • The Hartford Steam Boiler Co.
  • UBS
  • US Bancorp Foundation
  • Verizon

The biggest problem most people face when buying a new vehicle: what to do with the old one.

Now, you can donate your car and benefit the Girls Empowerment Network.
Aside from knowing you are doing something to help empower girls today, you may also receive a tax deduction. Find out how!