Zilker Neighborhood Association
Austin, Texas 78704

Holiday Families Program

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 (nominated by the school counselor) who could use help during the holiday season. For Christmas 2020, we donated $5,299.68 worth of gifts to ten families. Our program coordinator, Harmony Grogan, 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 volunteer time and donate money to help make this possible.

If you feel you and your family have been blessed, please think about paying your blessings forward by donating to the 2021 ZNA Holiday Families Program. Donations may be mailed or delivered along with this donation form to the address shown on the form. Monetary contributions to the fund can also be made securely online using PayPal or a credit card/debit card by clicking the donate button below.  Every dollar we receive will be spent on our families in need. Please note that donations are not deductible for federal income tax purposes as charitable contributions because we are organized as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit and not a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.


We wish to thank the following donors to the 2020 Holiday Families Program: Hill Abel, Laura Agnew, Lorraine Atherton, Mary Bailey, Brenda Benner-New, Danny Bennett, David Boikess, Chuck & Luan Borgeson, Nick & Pam Bradley, Maria Breitschopf, John & Patricia Bretz, Glenda Brown, Emily Bubolz, Bill Bunch, Sallie Burchett, Dorsey Cartwright, Jan Castleberry, Ginny Catania, Susan Coe, Diane Collier, Amy Constant, Barbara Cossie, Karen Cotter, Pat Cramer, Elizabeth Custy, Michelle Dante, Judy Davis, Sara Diamond, Gina Diehl, Genevieve Duncan, Genevieve Duncan, Shelly & Stephen Eager, Patricia Elias, Susan Finkelman, Laurie & Mark Frick, Seema Garg, Pam Geiger, Edward & Harriet Gonzales, Laura Grafton, Paulette Gravois, Linda Greenbulm, Caroline Greenwood, Lori & Bruce Griggs, Luis Guerra, Gary Hamilton, Greg Hirsh, David Hough, John Houghton, Joan Hughes, Jack Jeff, Karen Kelly, Ann Kennedy, Bryan King, David King, Keith Kreitman, Rebecca Lang, Dorothy Marchand, Michelle Martin, Sean Maxwell, Ele McKinney, Eileen McNally, John Meadows, Mike Meier, Neil Meili, Joan Mosch, Suzanne Nagle, Mary Jane Nalley, Craig Parker, Amelie Treuting Parks, Megan Meece Paul, David Piper, Robert Read, Mary Christine Reed, Paul Reidy, Cynthia & Peach Reynolds, Sharyn & Peach Reynolds, Jill Rhoden, Ann Riddel, Bobby Rigney, Lynn Robbins, Mary & David Rogerson, Gail Rothe, Paul & Ann Rutecki, Clay & Allie Samford, Leslie Schriever, Laura & Barry Smith, Andrew & Mandy Solin, Ingrid Spencer, Jane Sumner, Susan & Ross Tedter, Toni Teel, Ann Bratten Thomason, Andrea Turnipseed, Lois Vajgert, David Ward, Matthew Whalen, Susan Whyne, Karen Wilcox, Susan Willis, and Nicole Younts.

We also to wish to thank our Zilker Elves who volunteered their time: Brandie Baker, Barbara Cossie, Shelly Eager, Harmony Grogan, Bobbi Jayasuriya, Ricky & Crispin Martinez, Jill Rhoden, Jill Robinson, Joan Saidel, Sue Tedter, and Sarah Tower.

Past Holiday Family Gift Giving by ZNA

Christmas 2020 - $5,299.68
Christmas 2019 - $5,199.68
Christmas 2018 - $4,648.44
Christmas 2017 - $5,997.04
Christmas 2016 - $5,596.00
Christmas 2015 - $4,498.00
Christmas 2014 - $3,383.72
Christmas 2013 - $1,926.00
Christmas 2012 - $2,051.16
Christmas 2011 - $1,322.54
Christmas 2010 - $2,000.00
Christmas 2009 - $2,268.07
Christmas 2008 - $1,885.00
Christmas 2007 - $1,996.77
Christmas 2006 - $1,518.60
Christmas 2005 - $997.49

Total Since 2005 - $50,599.19

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer as a Zilker Elf, contact our chief elf, Harmony Grogan, at znaholiday@gmail.com.