Austin Children's Services

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The holidays are a difficult time for the children and youth served by ACS.  Most of the youth at ACS will not be able to return home to their families for the Holiday season.  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 and youth served by ACS. Shopping for their own clothing boosts self esteem while gift cards for movies, bowling, skating and more provide activities for the holidays. Click here for a suggested list.


Project Santa 2011 Holiday Gift Drive

Organize a gift drive at your place of work or worship by cottage.  Choose one list or all three. Each list contains items typically asked for by the youth or items they need.  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.

Project Santa 2011 Wish List

You can help ACS meet the needs of the youth in our care or provide other items the Shelter needs by donating items on this Wish List.  


Project Santa 2011 FAQ

Click on the tag above for answers to frequently asked questions.


Lindsay Contreras


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

Austin Children's Shelter

4800 Manor Road
Building B

Austin, TX 78723

Dec. 13th, 16th, & 17th
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Dec. 14
8:00 am - 1:00 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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