Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead

We are Vibha Austin, the Austin action center for Vibha, a US-based, non-profit, non-political and non-religious organization. Our volunteers organize regular campaigns and events to promote our mission and raise funds to support child development projects in India. Our flagship fundraising event is the annual 5K walk/run. Over the years, the walk in Austin has raised over $50,000 for underprivileged children in India and US. Our other events include sporting events such as the ever popular cricket tournament, which has now become an annual fixture, volleyball tournament and bowlathon. We also organize social events such as movie nights, DJ mixers and children's fairs.

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[edit] Community Involvement

Vibha Austin volunteers regularly work with several projects that help underprivileged children in the Austin area. We organize special events through which we provide the opportunity for everyone to help the children in our community. If you would wish to participate in such events, please send us an email at coordinator@austin.vibha.org. Whether you want to tutor, mentor, or just play with these children, your service will be of immense help.

Every year a portion of the proceeds from our annual 5K walk/run benefit local organizations that work with underprivileged children. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is the local beneficiary of Support a Child Vibha Walk/Run 2006. Past beneficiaries include Austin Children's Shelter and the Heart House of Austin.

[edit] About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States, having recently celebrated our centennial. We have been serving the children of Central Texas since 1971. Our mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships and our vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to better schools, brighter futures, and stronger communities for all.

Our mentoring programs are based on one-to-one friendships. We pair adult volunteers or "Bigs" with youth or "Littles" between the ages of 6 and 16. Bigs spend time with their Littles on a regular basis doing fun, everyday activities such as playing games, going to the park, watching movies or whatever it is you two decide to do. Adult mentors are always needed for both our community-based and school-based programs. In as little as one hour a week, you can impact the life of a child forever. For more information, please visit http://www.bbbscentraltx.org or call 512-472-KIDS.

[edit] Stop by our booths and learn more about us.

Vibha Austin regularly has booths at Taj Grocers and other locations. Stop by, chat with our volunteers and find out more about us, our events, and the projects we support. You can also sign up for our programs and buy our products, including greeting cards and T-shirts, at these booths.

[edit] People

Several fabulous volunteers comprise the Austin action center for Vibha. Read our profiles on this page.

[edit] Upcoming Event


Volunteer meeting, April 28th, 2013

Cricket Challenge 2013, February 23rd, 2013


[edit] Help Them Grow



Vibha is a 501 (c) (3) organization, registered in the State of New Jersey. Vibha's Tax ID is 22-3122761.
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