Brown Santa Needs your Support

BROWN SANTA is a community service program of the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, and the many sponsors and volunteers (like you) who make it happen each year.

Brown Santa started in 1981 with a few deputies helping about 25 families in the unincorporated areas of Travis County.  Brown Santa helped 1957 families in the 2011 season for a total of 19,219 men, women and children and expects to do the same for the 2012 season.

Help celebrate the joy of Christmas by donating or volunteering; browse their website for more information and donation suggestions by age and gender at  You can also call 24-SANTA  (247-2682), or email the volunteer coordinator at

Donation barrels will be available at the Wells Branch Recreation Center on Shoreline beginning November 17 for the Thanksgiving Potluck thru December 12.  Delivery will be before Luminary  Fest this year so make sure you get your donations in before then! Please share if you can to help make a special Christmas morning for each child.

The new location for 2012 Brown Santa is:   12317 Technology Blvd. Ste. 300 Austin, TX. 78729 at the corner of Technology and Mc Neil.

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