Mission: The Austin Junior Forum is a non-profit volunteer organization supporting women, children, and the elderly in the Austin area through community service and fund raising.
What we do: Austin Junior Forum serves the community in many different ways from hands-on community service to raising funds and providing grants to other non-profits in our Austin community. We work with several local organizations serving the community, as well as hosting some community service projects of our own, including our Teddy Bear Program, which provides stuffed Teddy Bears and Dalmatians for local public safety agencies to give to children involved in traumatic events. The members of AJF also provide approximately 11,000 volunteer hours each year to selected community organizations. For more information on our community service projects and the organizations with which we work, please visit our Community Service page.
Our Community Service Partners have included:
The Austin Junior Forum Teddy Bear Program provides Teddy Bears & Dalmatians for local public safety agencies to give to children involved in traumatic events. These stuffed animals have a calming effect, providing comfort and something tangible to hold during times of crisis. In recent years, more than 5,000 children have been involved in crisis situations, and the numbers continue to rise with the growth of our city. Austin's public safety agencies, including the Austin Police Department, Austin Fire Department, Travis County Sheriff's Office, and Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services, have relied on AJF to provide these stuffed animals for more than 35 years.