Holiday Gift Giving Guide

The holidays can be a busy time for many nonprofits. This time of year is when many nonprofits have campaigns, raise funds for their programs and clients and accept donations.

We’ve compiled a list of nonprofit agencies who are accepting donations and what kind of donations they are in need of. This is not a comprehensive list, it features a few of our partner agencies who have specific needs. Before donating, it’s always wise to double check with the agency and make sure they are still accepting donations.

Florence’s Comfort House located at 515 Kemp

  • Target gift cards
  • Diapers, pull-ups
  • Clothes for kids/teenagers (new or very gently used)
  • Socks/non-slip slippers
  • Blankets
  • Stuffed animals
  • Books (especially cowboy novels)
  • Toys: Ninja turtle figures, Peppa Pig figures, Calico Critters, metal hand bells, Guardians of the Galaxy figures, Tickle Me Elmo, Dinosaur & Dragon toys, talking parrot

Seedling Foundation located at 8001 Centre Park Dr.

  • Board games
  • Rolling carts
  • Easels for trainings and presentations
  • Austin Animal Center located at 7201 Levander Loop
  • Bully sticks
  • Peanut butter
  • Cat toys
  • Canned cat food (Fancy Feast preferred)
  • Dog treats (specifically Zuke’s Lil’ Links, Beggin’ Strips and Pup-Peroni

Hospice Austin located at 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd.

  • Board games, cards, simple art supplies, 100-500 piece puzzles
  • Family friendly DVDs
  • Soothing music CDs
  • H-E-B gift cards
  • Food pantry items: Ensure, Carnation Instant Breakfast, peanut butter, canned soups, canned meats, dried beans, etc.

Meals on Wheels Central Texas and Mike’s Place located at 3227 E. 5th St.

  • Blankets
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Toothpaste
  • 2018 wall calendars

Mobile Loaves & Fishes located at 9301 Hog Eye

  • H-E-B gift cards
  • Target gift cards
  • Wal-Mart gift cards
  • Gardening tools, gloves and supplies

Caritas of Austin located at 611 Neches

  • Canned vegetables and beans, rice, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit
  • H-E-B and Home Depot gift cards
  • Pocket calendars
  • Umbrellas
  • Hygiene products

Central Texas Food Bank located at 6500 Metropolis

  • Peanut butter
  • Chili
  • Canned soups and stews
  • Canned chicken breast or tuna
  • Rice, pasta and pasta sauce

Foundation for the Homeless located at 8508 Cross Park Dr.

  • Toiletry kits
  • Food and gas gift cards
  • Coats, gloves, hats, umbrellas
  • Copy paper for office 8.5 X 11

Keep Austin Fed located at 3903 S. Congress Ave #40760

  • Cambro GoBox Top Loader food pan carriers
  • Commercial quality insulated food delivery bags
  • Large coolers (not Styrofoam)
  • Scales

Manos de Cristo located at 1201 E. Cesar Chavez St.

  • Winter clothing and shoes (new or gently used)
  • Flat-screen TV with wall mount
  • DVD players
  • Art supplies (age 2-13)
  • Canned fruit, spam singles, Vienna sausages, cereal
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