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The Brown Santa program provides assistance to families in Travis County who live outside the geographical city limits of Austin.

Every family will receive the following:

  • Holiday Food Box
  • Toy Box: Children ages 0-14 years of age receives 2 gifts, 2 books, 1 stuffed animal, 1 puzzle and a family board game.


  • Only one application per household needs to be submitted.
  • If you move to another residence after you have submitted your application, call Brown Santa at 512-24-SANTA (512-247-2682) or email [email protected].

1.  The household is at or below the minimum poverty guidelines as established by the U.S. government; or extenuating circumstances within the family has caused substantial inconvenience to be able to provide for basic necessities. If you are a recipient of WIC, EBT, SNAP or MAP you can bring those ID cards with you when you apply.

2.  To apply you must live outside the city limits of Austin in the unincorporated areas of Travis County.

To apply for assistance, you need to have two proofs of address

  • (1) an identification with a picture and
  • (2) proof of your address, such as a utility bill, lease or insurance card (WIC, EBT, Medicad, MAP, etc.). You can only apply for your own household and the children listed on the application must reside in that household. If there is more than one family in one residence, every person in that household needs to be listed on the application. One application per household. Proof of age must be provided for all children (school records or shot records).

3.  Families MUST apply by the deadline date of each year. Application deadline: MONDAY, December 7, 2020.

4.  Families that sign up will receive assistance from Brown Santa unless they receive a call from a Brown Santa staff member stating otherwise. 

5.  A text message or email will be sent to each recipient advising the date, time and location of delivery. It is very important that the recipient arrive to their designated delivery date/time one hour before the scheduled delivery time as there is only the one date/time for each location. 

6.  Recipients CANNOT go to the warehouse to pick up their Christmas package.


As a safety measure due to COVID-19, this year's application proces will be online ONLY.



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