SAFE Holidays


SAFE depends on generous sponsors like you to help create joy and magic this holiday season!

We are seeking hundreds of sponsors to search for the perfect gifts to grant the wishes of SAFE clients.

If you are a returning sponsor, you may notice the process is slightly different than previous years, so please consider any instructions on this page, in our FAQ Sheet, and those sent to you in the pairing email.

Here are all the ways you can create SAFE Holidays this year!

Sponsor a SAFE Holidays Wish List

SAFE serves hundreds of youth, adults, and families during the Holiday season. We asked each client to tell us what they wish for this year and, in order to grant those hundreds of wishes, we need your help!

Complete our SAFE Holidays Sponsor form and our team will pair you with a family. You can even sign up for one or more wishlist!

In your pairing email you will also receive more information such as where to deliver gifts, how to package gifts, and more. Don’t forget to review the SAFE Holidays FAQ Sheet!

Make a Monetary Donation

From gifts, to counseling, to housing, making a donation directly to SAFE will enable us to direct resources where and when they are needed the most. Donate online or mail checks to P.O. Box 19454 Austin, TX 78760.


More holiday volunteers are needed to fill our additional slots!  Please sign up now using this signup page here.  If that does not work for you, we would love your help with facilities projects and organizing activities for the youth, adults, and families we serve starting December 27 through 2018.  Please contact Lindsay Contreras at [email protected] for more information.

Select Gifts for the SAFE Shelves


You can help fulfill wish lists for those who come to SAFE after our SAFE Holidays deadline, as well as provide birthday gifts, and assist families creating new homes. No need to sign up to select SAFE Shelves items.

You can:

  • Shop for items from our Amazon lists, which ship directly to our Donation Warehouse
  • Mail gift cards to PO Box 19454, Austin, Texas, 78760
  • Deliver or mail larger gifts to our SAFE Donation Warehouse at 1401 Grove Boulevard, Austin, TX, 78741

Need ideas? Check out our frequently requested gifts and basic needs list.

Please note: Due to staff and storage capacity, from Nov. 1, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018, SAFE will not be accepting used in-kind donations at any location. Thank you for understanding!

Mailing Address: 1401 Grove Boulevard, Austin, Texas, 78741

A Glimpse at the 2017 SAFE Holidays Timeline



Now and Ongoing!

Online sponsor sign up and wish list collection

Collect items for SAFE Shelves and deliver to the SAFE Donation Warehouse

Dec. 9, 10, 11, and 12

Sponsored wish list gift drop off — location assigned in pairing email

Saturday, Dec. 9: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 10:  12-4 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 11: 2-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2-7 p.m.


Dec. 15-25

Clients receive gifts!

Sign up to help sort and wrap gifts!

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