We at SAFE are so grateful for generous sponsors like you to help create joy and magic every holiday season! We are seeking hundreds of sponsors to search for the perfect gifts and basic needs to grant the wishes of SAFE clients. We couldn’t do it without our incredible community and are counting on our friends and partners for holiday donations now.
Winter Holiday Giving – Accepting Donations Now!
Whether our families are celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or Las Posadas, we want to give them a holiday season to remember. Your generosity and support adds joy and a sense of stability to provide healing during difficult times for the families we serve. If you would like to participate, please use the link above to sponsor an individual or family. As residents of our shelter move in and out with some frequency, we cannot provide exact wishlists now. As we near the holidays, we will be able to account for who will be here and share which gifts are most meaningful to them so you can give each survivor you sponsor a Christmas to remember. You will be provided a list that matches the number of individuals or family members you choose to sponsor once we have confirmed which survivors will be joining us in celebration this holiday.
Want to help make survivors feel at home this season? We are accepting Christmas trees, ornaments, and decor to help spruce up the homes of survivors for the holiday. Offering ways to participate in adding holiday cheer doesn’t just add joy. Providing ways to participate in and prepare for the holidays in a way that resonates most with survivors allows an added sense of autonomy, something many survivors are seeking to reclaim in their healing. If you would like to donate Christmas trees, ornaments, decor and/or gift wrapping to add a little holiday magic for our survivors, click the link above to sign up!
Finally, the shelves of our warehouse fluctuate in need greatly throughout the year. You can help provide last-minute gifts for those who move into shelter at the end of the holiday season, as well as other basic need items for clients. Often around the holidays, basic need donations dwindle–by shopping for the shelves, you ensure that SAFE has everything our clients need for the first few months of 2024. No need to sign up to select SAFE Shelves items.
How to help fill our shelves:
- Shop for items from our Amazon and Target lists which ship directly to our SAFE Warehouse.
- Mail gift cards to SAFE Alliance ATTN: Holiday Program PO Box 19454, Austin, Texas, 78760
- Deliver or mail larger gifts to The SAFE Alliance ATTN: In-Kind Donations at 1515A Grove Boulevard, Austin, TX, 78741· Need more ideas? Click here to check out our SAFE Shelves list.
- Please email email@example.com if you would like to set up a drive for SAFE
Make a monetary donation
Making a donation directly to SAFE will enable us to direct resources where and when they are needed most–whether it’s holiday gifts, funding for counseling, housing support, or so much more. Donate online or mail checks to The SAFE Alliance ATTN: Holiday Program P.O. Box 19454 Austin, TX 78760.
We need your help managing all of these gifts! Volunteer shifts are available throughout the first half of December and include helping with donor drop-off, gift organizing, and staff pick-up. Sign up to volunteer here. More opportunities coming soon!
SAFE Donation Warehouse
Please note: Due to staff and storage capacity, SAFE prefers only new donations from Nov. 1-Jan 31. Please hold onto used donations until Feb 1, 2024. Thank you for understanding!
The SAFE Donation Warehouse will be accepting Angel Tree and other Drive collections, SAFE Shelves, and other general new in-kind donations. If you received a wish list, your delivery instructions will be sent to you in your pairing email.
Warehouse closure dates:
- Nov. 23-24, 2023
- Dec. 25, 2023
- Jan. 1, 2024
Location: 1515 Grove Blvd, Austin, TX 78741
Hours: Monday-Friday and every 3rd Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
A Glimpse at the 2023 SAFE Holidays Timeline
Now and Ongoing
- Online sponsor sign up and wish list collection (click here to sign up!)
- Collect items for SAFE Shelves and deliver to the SAFE Donation Warehouse
- Click here to sign up to provide Christmas trees and/or wrapping kits!
Week of Nov 14, 2023
Wish lists will be distributed the week of Nov. 14. Once wish lists have been distributed, we will continue to pair you with clients on a rolling deadline as new clients move into shelter. The delivery deadlines will not move, however, unless otherwise arranged with SAFE Staff.
Dec. 4-6, 2023
Sponsored wish list gift drop off—location and signup for curbside drop off time will be sent in your pairing email.
- Saturday, Dec. 2: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 4: 2 p.m.-7 p.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 5: 2 p.m.-7 p.m.
Dec. 12-14, 2023
Gifts are distributed to the adults and families!