Buy a Card

Purchase a gift card to your favorite local businesses.

Impact a Business

Support small businesses and the people behind them.

Support a Family

Your purchase is matched in a donation to the Salvation Army


Help Us, Help Our Local Business Community

During this trying time of reduced economic impact due to COVID19, many local businesses have been forced closed or are operating at a fraction of where they had been at before the health crisis.

Dollars Raised!

$62,275


Participating Businesses


This project was made with love

Impact Austin is creating a program called Impact Austin Together. This is a gift card program that can support small businesses, especially those not currently able to be open. Any person looking to support these businesses can purchase a gift card here on our one-stop-shop for businesses in Mower County. Once you have done so, you will receive an email voucher that you can print out (or show in your email on your phone) which you will be able to redeem at that business once they reopen. The goal of this program is to get funds into the hands of businesses as quickly as possible, and this program would offer businesses who may not have the technological ability to set up websites and virtual gift cards the ability to do so. Business owners will receive the money quickly from our program partner (the Development Corporation of Austin) to help generate a small bit of income to help while they are closed or in a reduced operating environment. This is a free program for businesses in Mower County to take part in; there is no joining fee.

The second part of this program is a philanthropic incentive for you as community members to purchase these gift cards. Our program partners will match $1 for $1 on whatever is spent on gift cards, up to the cap of funds we have raised. So far, we have secured $10,000! Those matching funds will go directly to the Salvation Army of Austin to assist with their high demand for emergency housing funds, utility payments, prescription medication costs, food shelf and community meals. We believe this would be a great partnership that will help you to take that risk of buying a gift card to support local businesses, knowing there is a possibility that the business in question may not survive financially. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Impact Austin Coordinator, Mary Anne Duren, at impactaustinmn@gmail.com or one of the Impact Austin leadership team members. 

Thank you for supporting the community of Austin! 

The Impact Austin Leadership Team:

Mike Ankeny, Melissa Barr, Enrique Camarena, Craig Clark, Sheri Dankert, Mary Anne Duren, Barb Embacher, Jon Erichson, Erin Freshwater, John Garry, Lindsey Haney, Elaine Hansen, Trish Harren, Steven Lang, Jen Lawhead, Mike Postma, Natosha Walsh


Project Partners