Thank you for your support of Orange Santa 2021! 

Orange Santa 2021

Raised toward our $44,000 Goal
822 children helped
Project has ended
Project ended on December 31, at 11:55 PM CST
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Orange Santa 2021 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 2020, Orange Santa served 464 families (almost twice as many as the 2019 program), including more than 1,000 children. This year, we anticipate the need to be great once again, and plan to assist 1,150 children. 

"This Christmas has become better with your support!" 2020 Orange Santa Gift Card Recipient 

"Thank you for the Amazon giftcard! This means so much. I appreciate our community and am so grateful and hope to donate next year." --2020 Orange Santa Gift Recipient



For 2021, Orange Santa will continue as a mostly 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 will pick up their gift card in person and have the opportunity to participate in holiday festivities at the same time.  


Orange Santa is only possible through the support of the UT Austin community. As the program has shifted from toys to monetary donations, 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 to the Orange Santa for helping give my kids some holiday cheer with a gift to open.--2020 Orange Santa Gift Recipient


Choose a giving level


Stocking Stuffer

Your support of $40 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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