The Hays County Brown Santa program has started its annual drive for money, food, and toys to assist families in need in Hays County. The program consists of volunteers from the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and members of the community. Brown Santa seeks donations from local businesses and citizens for toys, canned goods and money. Last year over 850 families were given assistance in food and/or toys in Hays County.

Brown Santa is accepting new toys for children up to the age of 16. Any toy that is already gift-wrapped needs to have a tag that identifies the toy, age group, and if it is for a male or female. Toys can also be picked up from your residence or business if convenient. Money contributions in the form of a check or money order made payable to "Brown Santa" can be mailed to:

Brown Santa
P.O. Box 1475
San Marcos, TX 78667

The deadline for accepting unwrapped toys will be December 13, 2013 and for wrapped toys December 16, 2013. All toys will be wrapped on December 14, 2013 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Children are welcome in the warehouse to help out!
Deputies and helpers will be delivering the toys and food on Saturday December 21, 2013 from 7:00 am until approximately 12:00 noon. Any family requesting assistance from Brown Santa can sign up in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office or at one of the locations below. The deadline for accepting applications will be December 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm. Those interested in assisting in the Brown Santa program or making a cash donation may contact Lieutenant Dennis Gutierrez at 512-393-7877. Brown Santa would like to wish the citizens of Hays County a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

San Marcos: Hays County Sheriff’s Office (1307 Uhland Road)
Southside Community Center (518 S. Guadalupe St)
Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union
Austin Telco Federal Credit Union (904 Bugg Lane)

Kyle: Pct 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith (5458 FM 2770)
Fox Pizza (147 Elmhurst Drive)
Plum Creek Self Storage (5500 FM 2770)

Buda: Pct 5 Justice of the Peace Scott Cary (500 Jack C. Hays Trail)
Buda City Hall (121 Main Street)
Austin Telco Federal Credit Union (330 Old San Antonio Rd)
Falcon International Bank (1795 Main Street)

Wimberley: Pct 3 Justice of the Peace Andy Cable (14306 Ranch Road 12, Suite 11)

Dripping Springs: Pct 4 Justice of the Peace Terry Kyle (195 Roger Hanks Parkway)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 11:08:00 AM Categories: Press Releases

-November 2013+


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