Holiday Drive Launch: Creating a Holiday to Remember

“We had not had a Christmas tree since I could remember.  I helped my mom decorate it and helped my little brother and sister make ornaments. It’s one of my favorite memories.” –Saint Louise House child

The holidays have always been a joyous time at Saint Louise House. Families celebrate their successes and the changes they have made in their lives as they continue to build self-sufficient, stable futures. Mothers and children enjoy time together, with much less stress, worry and fear than they have experienced in the past.

Here’s How You Can Help Saint Louise House Families This Holiday Season:

For more information, please call (512) 302-0027. Thank you for making the holidays brighter for families at Saint Louise House.

  1. Invest in our work. Your donation to Saint Louise House helps formerly homeless families finally find a pathway out of poverty and begin to build self-sufficient, stable lives. Your partnership is deeply needed to help us continue to provide affordable housing and supportive case management services to those who need it most. Click here to make a donation.
  2. Sponsor a Family through our “Home for the Holidays” drive. This year, we’re thrilled to continue our “Home for the Holidays” family sponsorship drive – a special tradition that ensures gifts are under the tree for each mom and child at Saint Louise House.  We are still in need of sponsors to purchase and wrap gifts (from family’s “gift wish lists”) for 3 families this year. We provide a  wish list of gifts ($50 limit per family member), and you do the  shopping.  New, wrapped gifts must be delivered to Saint Louise House by Monday, December 9th, 2013. Please contact Mindy Heredia (mheredia (at) saintlouisehouse (dot) org) to find out more.
  1. Provide a Gift Card to H-E-B or Target for families. Saint Louise House mothers want to provide a memorable holiday for their children. Your gift of a $10, $20, or $40 gift card to Target or H-E-B helps them to do just that. Ultimately we hope to provide $40 per child to Target and $60 per family to H-E-B but we are still in need of gift cards to both stores. We ask that gift cards be delivered by  Monday, December 9th, 2013. To donate a gift card of any increment, please contact Krissy Dunn (kdunn (at) saintlouisehouse (dot) org) or mail your gift card donation to Saint Louise House, attn: Krissy Dunn, 2026 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78705 and please inform us by e-mail if you are mailing one.
  2. Host a Drive. Host a drive in your company, church or neighborhood. Grab your favorite people – friends, family, coworkers – and collect gift cards ($10 increments to HEB or Target), housewares, or other needed items to give directly to our families. To find out more, please contact Krissy Dunn (kdunn (at) saintlouisehouse (dot) org.

For more information, please call (512) 302-0027. Thank you for making the holidays brighter for families at Saint Louise House.

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