The OYOU is committed to paying its teachers, artists, and performers.


The entire industry of the performing and visual arts has been turned upside down due to advances in technology and a massive shift in how people consume music and view the arts. 


The OYOU creates an atmosphere where those that create and make their living in the arts can not only survive, but thrive. 


Our classes are small. We also provide scholarships for those who would otherwise be unable to attend, and we also work with those with disabilities — often one on one.


Please considering donating to the OYOU so that we can pay our teachers and performers a reasonable wage for their hard work and creative efforts. 

OYOU Donation

Donations help us to pay performers, compensate teachers, scholarship students, run our free Snowbird Concert Series and other free events, host our women's retreat and scholarship women in need, purchase supplies, and make all of the other events we have on our calendar possible in both San Marcos and Martindale.

Own Your Own Universe 

Nonprofit 501 C3

EIN Number 27-3390938

Charitable receipts sent per donation!


Thank you for your consideration!


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Donate by Check

We accept donations via cash, check or charge. 

If you would like to make a donation by check:

Please make check payable to "Own Your Own Universe." 


Please send the check here:

Own Your Own Universe

Attn: Terri Hendrix

415 N Guadalupe Street 

San Marcos, TX


Monthly Donations

We are able to accept payments once a month to support the OYOU. Please contact us if you have any questions and we will get back to you about this option. 

Become a Sponsor

Sponsors help fund our events! If this is of interest please contact us! 

Other Ways to Donate

Purchase a bottle of wine at Palmer's Restaurant Bar & Courtyard on 218 Moore St, San Marcos, TX 78666. Donate the cork! Or you can bring in your wine corks! They are recycled through a company called ReCork! Palmers kicks in a percentage to the OYOU every single time their cork bank gets filled up! The OYOU is using these funds for our youth workshops and camps!


LiveOak Trading Post is an awesome little store. It’s a non-profit public charity, and a Community Giving endeavor of a program close to my heart; LiveOak Living Communities, which provides a variety of long-term living options for adults with cognitive disabilities. Profits from the Trading Post are donated to Staples United Methodist Church, and Own Your Own Universe! 


The store is full of vintage treasures, repurposed farm equipment and just plain ol’ neat stuff. And if you have anything you’d like to donate, please give them a call. They’ll come and get it if it’s heavy! 

As they say, It’s always a treasure hunt at the Trading Post, so come out and shop with a purpose!

Here are the particulars:

Live Oak Trading Post

7343 FM 621

Martindale, TX 


Open 1 - 4 pm

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

AND By Appointment

7343 FM 621 • Martindale, Texas



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