Community Giving Day for HAAM: 12/3
Thursday, December 3, is our second Community Giving Day of the season. When you make a purchase online on these special shopping days, you'll also be supporting the Austin arts community. Blue Genie Art Bazaar will donate 10% of the day's profits to a local Austin nonprofit.
This Thursday's Community Giving Day will benefit Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM). HAAM provides access to affordable health care for Austin’s low-income working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness. Many Austin musicians are self-employed and have no access to health insurance or basic health care. They often work multiple jobs and struggle to pay for food, clothing and shelter, with nothing left for health care.
That’s where HAAM comes in. By resolving challenges such as long-neglected teeth to hearing loss, heart problems and depression, HAAM and their partners improve and save musicians’ lives and enhance Austin’s economy and quality of life. Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, and, together, we aim to keep it that way.
HAAM has helped over 5,300 musicians access over 56,000 healthcare appointments valued at over $73 million dollars since they began in 2005. These include routine dental work, doctor visits and prescriptions, psychiatric counseling sessions, eye exams, out-patient procedures, specialist referrals, hearing screenings and more.