Get shopping, save Christmas. An Austin family needs you.

Foundation Communities family

The Tolfree family, helped by Foundation Communities.


More than 2,000 Austin families will consider “canceling Christmas” this year because they can’t afford the toys, gifts or even food to celebrate.


You or your company can adopt a family and save Christmas.

It’s simple. Just visit Foundation Communities to download a family sponsorship form, fill it in to let them know what size family you’d like to sponsor, etc.

Send in your family sponsorship form by Thursday, December 9.

This is your chance to be a hero, folks. Your donation goes straight to the families with the most need, and you can spend as much or as little as you want. Foundation Communities offers lots of gift ideas for each person in the family, so this is a easy, fun way to share the joy of the season.

And if you’ve ever seen a child on Christmas morning opening a present and seeing exactly the toy they asked Santa for…  Seriously, it will make your whole year.

What I love about Foundation Communities is that they have an amazing way of helping not just families with the most need but Austin overall because they’re repurposing empty hotels and apartments and condos into affordable housing that helps get families off the streets. They also give them a leg-up offering classes, training, community daycare and other services that give families a solid base for success.

So I don’t feel bad about pulling out my marketing copywriting hat to sell this opportunity to you.

Get the form & sponsor a family here.

Send in the sponsorship form by December 9.

Get your co-workers, employees, and family involved.

Save Christmas!

(Want to donate single items? See here for drop-off locations and drop them off before December 18!)

PS: For more opportunities to give this holiday, see our “75 Ways to Give” in GivingCity Austin Issue #5. Because once you start giving, you’re not going to be able to stop.

4 Responses

  1. My company adopts families through LifeWorks, but we were looking into this option as well. We emailed FC but unfortunately haven’t heard back yet so we’re going to move forward with LifeWorks’ program for now.

    If you know someone there, could you let them know if they get back to us soon, we might be able to help out?

  2. Hi, Kelly. First, it’s great that you’re actively seeking families to adopt. And LifeWorks is a wonderful organization with a great program, too.

    For other folks, you can learn more about the LifeWorks “Adopt a Youth or Family” program here:

    I’ve let Foundation Communities know about your comment, and we’ll hear back from them soon. I’ll let you know!

  3. Kelly,

    I apologize for no one getting back to you. We would of course love to have you help in sponsoring a family. Please give me a call at 512-447-2026 x 4008, or email me at and I will get you all set up. Thanks Kelly!

  4. This was an entertaining read, I’m always on the lookout for good articles and blog ideas so thanks. I’ve bookmarked this article so I’ll stay in contact!

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