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What is the Extra Mile?

The Extra Mile highlights unique volunteer opportunities to connect with, serve, and share our good fortune and high spirits with our community. Opportunities range from hands-on service with small groups to large charity events. These are challenges to serve our community and, through that, ourselves, together.

Staying Fit to Serve.

Exercise can often feel selfish because it’s extra time spent on oneself. But I like to think of it as “self-ish”, not selfish. Kept in perspective, and not taken to the extreme, regular exercise immensely improves the overall quality of our lives, helping us stay healthy and energetic, and allowing us to serve our family and community with greater vigor and passion.




Past Events

  • April 16-18, 2012 — Home Is Where The Heart Is
    As iGnite believes in helping others and that providing the blessing of a clean, cozy and comfortable home is a paramount priority for all mothers, we collected home goods and furnishings for a Burmese refugee family of four being relocated to Austin from Burma. Our participants came through with flying colors and we were able to furnish the entire 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment, providing them with home necessities and furnishings to help make their move to Texas more welcoming and less hectic. We couldn’t feel more blessed to be able to help this family. Welcome home, Chan, Chin, Elena, and Lian! For more “before” and “after” images, click here

  • September 2010 Mamma Jamma Ride
    Yahoo! We did it! Ten iGnite Team members completed the beautiful and inspiring Mamma Jamma Bike Ride on Saturday, September 25th. The best part is that we’ve currently raised $5,363.47 and have until Oct. 25th month to raise more. If you’d like to make a contribution and support this amazing cause we’d be entirely grateful. The Mamma Jamma raises money for 10 local agencies that provide vital care and services to thousands of people with breast cancer annually.

  • October 2009 Trail Foundation Membership Drive

  • October 2009 Mamma Jamma Ride Against Breast Cancer

  • August 2009 Moonlight Margarita 5K benefiting the Trail Foundation

  • April 2009 Texas Round-Up 5K, 10K, and family mile benefiting health and fitness throughout the state of Texas

  • April 2009 Austin Settings dinner auction benefiting ArtHouse and Dell Children’s Medical Center

  • March 2009 Capitol of Texas 10K, fun run, and walk benefiting Meals on Wheels and others

  • February 2009 Exercise and Crafts at The Summit retirement community with low impact and fun group exercise to music, followed with arts and crafts

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