The Junkluggers of Austin Announced as a Finalist for Austin Gives Generous Business Awards

The Junkluggers of Austin Announced as a Finalist for Austin Gives Generous Business Awards

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce announced today 16 finalists for the Austin Gives Generous Business Awards which recognize organizations that demonstrate exemplary business philanthropy. One winning company from each of four categories will be honored at the annual awards luncheon scheduled for March 22, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin.

The finalists include the following categories: Charitable Champions (under 26 employees), Big Heart (27-100 employees), Bold Giver (100-400 employees), and Community Leaders (over 400 employees). The Junkluggers of Austin have been nominated in the Charitable Champions category. "We are truly honored to be considered for such a prestigious award" said Laura Chavez, President of The Junkluggers of Austin. "We are a caring alternative to traditional removal services, with a commitment to enhancing lives, communities and the environment by donating, recycling, upcycling, and supporting local charities. Not only are we focused on giving back to our community, our efforts are dedicated to helping Austin to become zero waste by 2040. Helping others defines our mission as a for purpose company."

The Generous Business Awards were created by Austin Gives to recognize and celebrate businesses in the Austin community who make giving back a part of their business model. Since its launch in 2011, the Austin Gives program has celebrated Austin as one of the most philanthropic regions in the nation.

"We are excited to recognize these outstanding companies who are making a difference in our community through generous philanthropy and a commitment to helping others," Denise Bradley, Ph.D., vice president, communication & community affairs, St. David's HealthCare, and Austin Gives Chair said. "It's organizations like these that make Austin a truly special place."

About Austin Gives

Austin Gives, a program of the Austin Chamber, is committed to recognizing and encouraging business philanthropy in Austin, Texas. Businesses of all sizes that commit to giving one or more percent of their pre- tax earnings toward financial contributions, donated products or services or volunteering are invited to be recognized as an Austin Gives Business.

About the Greater Austin Chamber

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of business for 2,800 organizations representing a combined workforce of about 330,000 employees throughout Central Texas.