Co-founded in 2001 by the late Clifford Antone, an Austin music industry legend, Help Clifford Help Kids is the primary annual fundraiser for American YouthWorks, an Austin-based nonprofit that helps young people realize their full potential and effect positive change within their community.

In normal years, this event is a big concert bash headlined by musicians such as Jimmie Vaughan or Irma Thomas. This year though, anyone can join the fun with their virtual auction that goes through November 12th and live online performance from Bob Schneider.

The pandemic has greatly impacted the youths served by American YouthWorks, as many are from underinvested communities which have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. All proceeds raised from this event will help connect youth and young adults with education, college prep, job skills training, and supportive services such as food and transportation assistance, counseling, job placement services, and wraparound resources that create economic stability for them and their families.

Shop online for the cause now and tune into the finale concert on November 12!


In her previous life, Kristy was an uninspired realtor who was feeling a little bit bored with her day to day. So on January 1, 2010, she made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing to do each day in her beloved city of Austin, Texas. And thus, 365 Things Austin was born.