Thank you for your support of Orange Santa 2020! Since 1994, the university has come together to provide a happy holiday season to the children of families in need within the UT community. Thanks to your support, more than 1,000 children will receive a gift this year. 

Orange Santa 2020

Raised toward our $35,000 Goal
1,240 children helped
Project has ended
Project ended on December 24, at 11:55 PM CST
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Orange Santa 2020 Needs Your Help!

Orange Santa began in 1994 as a program designed to foster a more caring university environment by providing help for members of the university community in need during the holiday season. In December 2019, Orange Santa served 300 families, including 800 children. This year, we anticipate that more than 1,000 children will need gifts. 


"I really appreciate the program and thank you for blessing my children with Christmas gifts." --2019 Orange Santa Gift Recipient



For 2020, Orange Santa has moved to a virtual program. Instead of collecting and distributing toys, we will provide families a gift card to a store of their choice to purchase gifts for their children. Families have the option of choosing a virtual gift card or arranging for an on-campus pickup. 


Orange Santa is only possible through the support of the UT Austin community. As the program shifts from toys to monetary donations this year, the support from Longhorn Nation has never been more vital. Please consider making a gift today to support one of these families.


To donate via check, please visit the Orange Santa Donation Page


"[I'm] very appreciative for this program and the wonderful people who donate and volunteer." --2019 Orange Santa Gift Recipient


Choose a giving level


Stocking Stuffer

Your support of $35 provides one gift for a child this holiday season


Reindeer Wrangler

Your support of $100 allows us to provide gifts for ONE family (2+ children) this holiday season


Santa's Sleigh

Your support at the $200 level helps us provide gifts to children from TWO families this holiday season


Tower of Toys

Your gift of $500 would fill the Tower with toys, providing gifts for at least FOURTEEN young Longhorns this holiday season.

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