ELEVATING THEIR IMPACT
Highlighting non-profits making sustainable impacts on systemic issues around the world.
We bring impactful stories of organizations and their clients to you each week as well as ways to support them as a volunteer and financially.
Having lived on all four sides of the country and landing back in Austin, TX, Erin Arnheim is now the CEO of Legacy Collective. When she isn’t working, she is volunteering with teenage girls in the foster care system, Facetiming with her nieces and nephews, traveling the world, eating her heart out along the way, and taking incredible photographs to document the memories. Erin has a passion for encouraging high school and college students through college persistence programs and mentoring teenagers in the foster care system.
Born and raised in south GA, now living in Austin, TX, Candace Collins is a mom and self-proclaimed foodie. When she isn’t in the kitchen trying out a new recipe with her daughter, she is spending her time writing, public speaking and jamming out to any 80s playlist she can find. Candace has a heart for reaching and impacting future generations, helping them realize their potential as well as inspiring and encouraging fellow single moms on their motherhood journey.
HOW THEY MET
Erin & Candace were volunteering at a singles conference and met in line waiting for BBQ at a food truck. After a great conversation, they met for coffee a few weeks later, and as they say the rest is history! Their friendship is one of encouragement and collaboration. And they look forward to coming together to bring you incredible stories from organizations making deep innovative impacts on systemic issues from around the world!
INTERVIEWED: CEO Erica Blue, Austin Sunshine Camps
Austin Sunshine Camps is bringing hope to children and families living near and below the poverty line across central Texas. In this week’s episode, we interview Erica Blue, CEO of Austin Sunshine Camps, to hear the incredible impact they are making on children’s lives, discover ways to get engaged, and are reminded of the joy camp brought to many of us!
- Austin Sunshine Camps https://www.sunshinecamps.org/
- Legacy Collective https://legacycollective.org/
- American Camp Association Research https://www.acacamps.org/
- Notley https://www.wearenotley.com/
- Philanthropitch https://www.philanthropitch.
- Young Men’s Business League Austin https://www.austinymbl.org/
INTERVIEWED: Chief Communicator Christina Hite, A Faithful Presence
A Faithful Presence was born out of Christina and her husband Dustin’s desire to deepen the good work that’s already taking place at Community First! Village in Austin, TX. In this week’s episode, we interview Christina Hite, the Chief Communicator at a Faithful Presence, to hear the incredible impact they are making on the lives of their neighbors at Community First! Village who used to be chronically homeless, what life now looks like living and walking beside them through life’s joys and challenges, and discover ways for our listeners to get engaged.
INTERVIEWED: Founder, Caroline Boudreaux
Miracle Foundation has improved the lives of more than 15,000 vulnerable children and orphans in need and impacted more than 300 orphanages in India. In this week’s episode, we interview Caroline Boudreaux, Founder of Miracle Foundation, to hear about their incredible approach powered by a deep passion to improve the lives of children and give them a chance to grow up in a family, we learn more about how COVID has impacted the global orphan crisis, and discover ways for our listeners to get engaged.
INTERVIEWED: MC Deskins, Development Director at Notley
As Giving Tuesday is approaching, Candace interviews Erin Arnheim & MC Deskins on their personal giving approaches, tips and tricks for vetting organizations when you are making personal giving decisions, and ways for listeners to get engaged with their two partner organizations Notley and Legacy Collective.