Friends of the ABC Kite Fest

Keep Austin flying

Through support from sponsors and community partners, Friends of the ABC Kite Fest enables one of Austin’s longest-standing traditions to thrive and grow. Proceeds from ABC Kite Fest are gifted to Communities in Schools of Central Texas and the Moss Pieratt Foundation.

About Communities in Schools

The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. In 2015, CIS served 53,514 individuals in 61 schools with services ranging from mental health counseling to crisis intervention to basic needs assistance, mentoring, and academic intervention. More than 6,000 students received intensive case management. Of the children we serve, 99% stay in school and 84% improve their grades, attendance, or behavior. To learn more about Communities in Schools of Central Texas, click here.

About the Moss Pieratt Foundation

Established in 2015 following the death of John “Moss” Pieratt, Jr., the Pieratt and Jenkins Families jointly decided to start a foundation that would honor the cherished life of Moss, raise funds and awareness to find a cause or cure for the sudden unexplained death in childhood over the age of 12 months, and provide a civic benefit to the citizens of Austin. To learn more about the Moss Pieratt Foundation, click here.