Austin Children's Services

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The holidays are a difficult time for the children, youth, and families served by ACS.  Most of the youth at ACS will not be able to return home to their families for the holiday season, and many of the families we serve through our community-based programs are struggling to meet basic needs, not to mention holiday wishes.  Our staff and volunteers work hard to make this a warm and memorable time for them, and we do this with the generous support of individuals and companies that assist with donations.

If you would like to help provide gifts or other needed items, here are some suggested items and drives.  Scroll down for printable lists, contact information, and drop off dates.  

We have three drop off locations.
Holiday gifts will only be accepted at ACS during the stated dates and times.
Gift cards should be delivered or mailed to ACS.
We deeply appreciate your generosity.

Project Santa 2011 Gift Card Drive

Gift cards are a wonderful way to give to the children, youth, and families served by ACS. Shopping for their own clothing boosts self esteem while gift cards for activities such as movies, bowling, and food outings help them build positive memories and familial bonds.  Gift cards for facilities needs greatly help to off-set the cost of expensive items. Click here for a suggested list.


Project Santa 2011 Holiday Gift Drive

Need help figuring out what to purchase?  We have created a handy document that lists the most needed or wanted items by Program.  Click here for a Holiday Gift Drive list.


Project Santa 2011 Donate



No time to shop? Can't decide? Want to give something that's needed? Make an online donation and your gift will be used where it's needed most.

Fulfill a Wish

Do you want to sponsor the gifts of a specific child or family?  Click here for more information. 


Project Santa 2011 FAQ

Click here for answers to our most frequently asked questions during the holiday season.


Lindsay Contreras


If you want to deliver your gifts to Austin Children's Services, we strongly encourage you to drop them off during the three designated dates and times listed below.  We will have the assistance of volunteers to help make your drop off speedy! If you are unable to deliver your gifts during these times, ACS can also accept donations during regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm).

Please deliver or mail all gift cards to Austin Children's Services.

Austin Children's Services

4800 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78723

Saturday, December 13
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sunday, December 14
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday, December 15
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


209 W. 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701
*Validated Parking  for City Hall Garage

Nov 1 – Dec 30
Mon – Wed & Fri – Sat
10:00 – 6:00 pm
Thurs, 10:00 – 7:00 pm
Sun, 12:00 – 5:00 pm


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November 10 - December 12
Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


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