SAFE depends on 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.
If you are a returning sponsor, you may notice the process is slightly different. Please consider any instructions on this page, in our FAQ sheet, and those sent in your pairing email if you choose to sponsor.
Here are all the ways you can create SAFE Holidays this year!
Select gifts for the SAFE shelves
You can help provide gifts to those who move into shelter before the holidays – but after sponsor signup – as well as other basic need items for clients. Around the holidays, we see dwindling donations of basic need items, baby supplies, and other hygiene items. No signup necessary to select items for the SAFE shelves.
- Shop for items from our Amazon and Target lists, which ship directly to our donation warehouse. Find a similar product on sale online? Simply ship to the Donation Warehouse at 1401 Grove Boulevard, Austin, TX, 78741.
- Mail gift cards to P.O. Box 19454, Austin, Texas, 78760.
- Deliver or mail larger gifts to our SAFE Donation Warehouse at 1401 Grove Boulevard, Austin, TX, 78741.
- Need more ideas? Check out our SAFE Shelves list.
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to set up a drive for SAFE!
Sponsor a SAFE Holidays wishlist
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. To grant those thousands of wishes, we need your help!
Complete our SAFE Holidays Sponsor form and our team will send you a client’s wishlist.
In your pairing email, you will also receive more information such as delivery location, how to package gifts, and more! Don’t forget to review the SAFE Holidays FAQ sheet.
Make a monetary donation
By making a monetary donation to SAFE, you are providing direct resources where and when they are needed the most. All gifts made to SAFE before Dec. 31 will be matched dollar for dollar by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, so your gift will go twice as far for survivors in Central Texas. Donate online or mail checks to P.O. Box 19454 Austin, TX 78760.
With the help of the community, SAFE provides thousands of gifts for the people we support. Along with the community members who purchase the gifts, we need hundreds of volunteers between December 6 – 19 to accept, sort, wrap, and distribute those gifts. Click here to view and sign up for an available shift. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
SAFE Donation Warehouse
Please note: Due to staff and storage capacity, from Nov. 1, 2019 to Jan. 31, 2020, SAFE will not be accepting used in-kind donations at any location. Thank you for understanding!
The SAFE Donation Warehouse will be accepting Angel Tree and other drive collections, items to stock SAFE’s shelves, and other general new in-kind donations. If you received a wishlist, your delivery location will be listed at the top of the wishlist.
Dates that the warehouse is closed:
- Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
- Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
- Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019
- Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019
- Friday, Dec. 27, 2019
- Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020
Location: 1401 Grove Blvd, Austin, TX 78741
- Sunday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Monday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Tuesday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Wednesday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Friday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Saturday: CLOSED
A glimpse at the 2019 SAFE Holidays timeline
Now and ongoing
- Online sponsor signup and wishlist collection
- Collect items to stock the SAFE shelves and deliver to the SAFE Donation Warehouse
Dec. 8-10, 2019
Sponsored wishlist gift drop off — location assigned in pairing email:
- Sunday, Dec. 8: 12-3 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 9: 2-7 p.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2-7 p.m.
Dec. 11-13, 2019
Volunteers check, sort, and wrap gifts
December 16-18, 2019
Clients receive gifts!