Thousands of Central Texas families struggle all year long to put food on the table, so for them the holidays can be the worst time of year. Gifts, big meals, traveling to see friends and relatives… even a Christmas tree can be an extravagance they can’t afford. Lots of these families just skip the holidays and hold out hope for the new year.
Here’s one way to help: Adopt an Austin family. We’ve listed some of the organizations that offer adopt-a-family services below. As always, please tell me if I’ve left any off.
And make sure to send this to a friend! Wouldn’t it be great if nobody had to skip the holidays this year?
Bastrop Adopt a Family
Here’s your chance to help one of the families affected by the wildfires in Bastrop County. Because it’s hard to start from nothing for the holidays.
Foundation Communities Holiday Assistance
Foundation Communities provides affordable housing communities for families across Austin. Donate online or complete a sponsor form to help a low-income family this year.
Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program
Look for Salvation Army trees set up in businesses, churches, or malls to brighten an underprivileged youth’s holiday season.
Meals on Wheels Adopt a Senior
Support a senior citizen during the holidays by purchasing items off their wish lists.
Holiday Wishes Partnerships for Children
Donate Christmas presents to kids in Child Protection Services.
Lifeworks Project Holiday Help
Adopt a family, sponsor a party, or simply donate necessities to help out needy Capitol area families during the holiday season.
The Christmas Bureau of Austin
Families apply to participate, you review applications to choose your family. Choose a senior living on her own or a multi-generational family.
SafePlace Sponsor a Family
SafePlace helps men, women and children who are victims of domestic or sexual abuse. Donors are assigned a family or individual living in their transitional housing.
Make the Holidays brighter by sponsoring gifts for seniors and adults with disabilities who would otherwise not receive gifts this Holiday Season.
Did I miss any? Please let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org or just post in the comments below.