Brown Santa started in 1981 with a few deputies helping about 25 families in the unincorporated areas of Travis County. In late 2018, Brown Santa will kick off their 38th Holiday Season of helping and giving to children and families. This program provides assistance to underprivileged children and their families in Travis County and senior residents of local retirement centers in Travis County. This program provides toys to less fortunate families with children for the Christmas Holiday.

We will be collecting donations from November 18th through December 17th.


*Must be unopened and please check expiration date

  • Canned goods (green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, etc.) 
  • Cake mix (icing, flour, sugar, etc.) 
  • Instant potatoes
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Canned soups, stew, chili, etc.


*Must be NEW and unwrapped Infants

(Boys & Girls 0-2 yrs.)

  • Baby items/toys (blankets, rattles, hand-held sensory toys, etc.)
  • Musical toys
  • Building blocks
  • Baby dolls

Boys & Girls Ages 3-9 yrs.

  • Balls (footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, etc.)
  • Barbie dolls (any play dolls)
  • Toy trucks, cars
  • Lego sets, model kits, Play-Doh sets, etc.
  • Arts & crafts sets

Boys & Girls Ages 10-14 yrs.

  • Hand-held games for teens
  • Wallets, purses, backpacks, etc.
  • Jewelry (watches, earrings, necklace, etc.)
  • Hair dryers, curling irons, flat irons, etc.
  • Arts & crafts sets

If you have any questions, please contact McKala O'Leary at

Thank you for your donations.