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Brown Santa 2018

The Hays County Brown Santa program has started its annual drive for money, food, and toys to assist families in need in Hays County. The program consists of volunteers from the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and members of the community. Brown Santa seeks donations from citizens and local businesses for toys, canned goods and money. Last year over 400 families were given assistance in food and/or toys in Hays County.

Brown Santa is accepting new toys for children up to the age of 16. Any toy that is already gift-wrapped needs to have a tag that identifies the toy, age group, and if it is for a male or female. Toys can also be picked up from your residence or business if convenient. Money contributions in the form of a check or money order made payable to “Hays County Brown Santa” can be mailed to:

Hays County Brown Santa
P.O. Box 1475
San Marcos, TX 78667

The deadline for accepting unwrapped toys will be December 7, 2018 and for wrapped toys December 11, 2018. All toys will be wrapped on December 8, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and on December 11th & 12th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Children are welcome in the warehouse to help out!

Deputies and helpers will be delivering the toys and food on Saturday December 15, 2018 from 7:00 am until approximately 12:00 noon. Any family requesting assistance from Brown Santa can sign up in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office or at one of the locations below. The deadline for accepting applications will be December 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Those interested in assisting in the Brown Santa program or making a cash donation may contact Lieutenant Dennis Gutierrez at 512-393-7877. Brown Santa would like to wish the citizens of Hays County a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

San Marcos:
– Hays County Sheriff’s Office
    1307 Uhland Road
– Southside Community Center
    518 S. Guadalupe St
– Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union
    1203 Thorpe Ln & 1210 Wonder World Dr
– Austin Telco Federal Credit Union
    904 Bugg Lane
– Edward Jones Office
    133 W. San Antonio Street Suite 200

– Pct 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith
    5458 FM 2770
– Fox Pizza
    147 Elmhurst Drive
– StorQuest Self Storage
    5500 FM 2770
– Dollar General
    770 Windy Hill Rd

– Pct 5 Justice of the Peace Scott Cary
    500 Jack C. Hays Trail
– Austin Telco Federal Credit Union
    330 Old San Antonio Rd
– Falcon International Bank
    1795 Main Street
– Randolph Brooks Credit Union
    5045 E Goforth St

– Pct 3 Justice of the Peace Andy Cable
    200 Stillwater Rd Ste 104
– Ozona Bank
    100 River Rd
– ACE Hardware
    14307 Ranch Rd 12

Dripping Springs:
– Pct 4 Hays County Office
    195 Roger Hanks Parkway
– Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union
    1040 Rob Shelton Blvd