Brown Santa

Travis County BROWN SANTA is a community service program of the Travis County Sheriff's Office, and the many sponsors and volunteers who make it happen each year.

Brown Santa started in 1981 with a few deputies helping about 25 families in the unincorporated areas of Travis County. Brown Santa is kicking off their 35th Holiday Season of helping and giving to children and families. This program provides assistance to underprivileged children and their families in Travis County and Senior residents of local retirement centers in Travis County. Brown Santa is a tax-exempt organization (501c3).


Volunteers 2014 6

Thank you Live Oak Gottesman Team again for the donation of the warehouse last year. Making it possible for Brown Santa to have a home where Volunteers can come and help sort toys and food and wrap gifts.

Sheriff Hamilton

Sheriff Greg Hamilton

Food Donations for Holiday Dinners
  • Canned Goods
    • Green Beans
    • Corn
    • Cranberry Sauce
  • Non-Perishable Items
    • Stuffing
    • Cake Mix
    • Icing
    • Sugar
    • Instant Potatoes
Need New Toys for Infants, Ages 0-2
Suggested Gifts for Ages 3-9, Boys and Girls
  • Soccer Balls
  • Basketballs
  • Footballs
  • Barbie Dolls
Suggested Gifts for Ages 10-14, Boys and Girls
  • Handheld Games for Teens
  • Wallets
  • Purses
  • Hair Dryers
  • Curling and Flat Irons
Board Games and Card Games for All ages (2-14)