Zilker Neighborhood Association
Austin, Texas 78704

Holiday Families Program

-- Contributions needed by 12/15! --

For many years, the Zilker Neighborhood Association has sponsored families in need from Zilker Elementary School for the holidays. Again, this year the ZNA is sponsoring eight families, each nominated by the elementary school counselor. If you feel you and your family have been blessed, please think about paying your blessings forward by donating a gift, gift card or cash to the ZNA Holiday Families Program. Please note that donations are not deductible for federal income tax purposes as charitable contributions because we are not organized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Cash Donations

Perhaps you don't have time to shop. That's okay--our Zilker elves can do the shopping for you! Contributions to the fund can be made securely online through this form. Simply add a "Holiday Families Program Donation" to your cart and you'll be lead to PayPal or a credit card icon to complete the transaction. Every dollar we receive will be spend on our families in need.

Gift Donations

After December 1, bring your new and unwrapped donations to 1704 Kerr St. ("Santa Central"). Santa will be on the porch waiting for you! Please call 512-447-4437 to let us know that you are coming. Our Zilker elves will do all the wrapping and delivering for you. But in order to get the gifts to our families, we need your donations by December 15.

Wish List

  • Any toys for girls ages 2-10
  • Movie gift cards (in any amount)
  • Princess dolls
  • Hello, Kitty items
  • Barbie dolls, clothes & accessories
  • Bike (Girl--7 years old)
  • Baby doll with stroller
  • Tinkerbell items
  • Sock Monkey doll
  • DVD's for kids
  • Lego Friends
  • Toy kitchen sets
  • Tea sets
  • Jewelry making kits
  • Arts/craft sets
  • Jewelry for a teenager (14)
  • Journaling books and colored pens
  • Soft dolls
  • Nail care sets
  • Crimping iron for hair
  • Cookie Monster backpack
  • Monopoly game
  • Shirts/Blouses/Sweaters or Pants (Girls Size: 2T)
  • Shirts/Blouses/Sweaters or Pants (Girls Size: 3T)
  • Dresses (Girls Size: 6-7)
  • Shirts/Blouses/Sweaters or Pants (Girls Size: 6)
  • Shirts/Blouses/Sweaters or Pants (Girls Size: 7)
  • Any toys for boys ages 2-10
  • Movie gift cards (in any amount)
  • Academy gift card for shoes (in any amount)
  • Wrestling toys and action figures
  • DVDs for kids
  • Skate board
  • Remote control cars
  • Spiderman items
  • Art supplies
  • Soccer ball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Board games
  • Shirts/Hoodies/Sweaters or Pants (Boys Sizes: 6 months)
  • Shirts/Hoodies/Sweaters or Pants (Boys Sizes: 2T)
  • Shirts/Hoodies/Sweaters or Pants (Boys Sizes: 4T)
  • Shirts/Hoodies/Sweaters or Pants (Boys Sizes: 6)
  • Shirts/Hoodies/Sweaters or Pants (Boys Sizes: 10-12)
  • Shirts/Hoodies/Sweaters or Pants (Boys Sizes: 14)
  • Shirts/Hoodies/Sweaters (Boys Sizes: 16)
  • Movie gift cards (in any amount)
  • Academy gift card for shoes (in any amount)
  • Restaurant gift cards - Kerbey Lane, Maria's, etc. (in any amount)
  • Hobby Lobby gift card (in any amount)
  • Bath towel sets
  • Kitchen towels
  • Bath sets (pretty soaps, bath gel, etc.)
  • Twin sheets (for boys)
  • Twin blankets (for boys)
  • King sheets
  • King blankets
  • Pots & pans
  • Soup bowls
  • Flatware
  • Socks (Women's--any color)
  • Hosiery (Medium and Queen)
  • Purse
  • Women's jewelry
  • Jacket (Womens Size: Medium)
  • Shirts/Blouses/Sweaters (Womens Size: X-Large)
  • Shirts/Blouses - loose, not fitted (Womens Size: 2X)
  • Grilling items &/or BBQ sauces
  • Black socks (Mens)
  • Cologne/after shave
  • Belt (36 inches)
  • Jacket (Mens Size: Medium)
  • Shirts/Sweaters (Mens Size: X-Large)
  • Gift cards (H-E-B, Target, Walgreen's, WalMart...)
  • Canned and/or packaged foods (rice, beans, juices, peanut butter, pasta, coffee...)
  • Soap, toothpaste, detergent, cleaning supplies
Every year a couple of dozen kids wake up to a brighter Christmas morning, thanks to the dedication and generosity of our Zilker neighbors. ZNA's Holiday Family Program is a resounding success! Each year our team of Zilker Elves organizes donations, shopping, wrapping, and delivery for several families at Zilker Elementary who could use help during the holiday season. Our program coordinator, Barbara Cossie, pulls together a fantastic effort to get everything under the tree early on Christmas week. Most of all, thank you to the numerous neighbors who volunteered, donated, inquired, shopped, dropped off, and otherwise helped make this possible.

The Zilker Elves