Project Holiday Help

Make a difference in someone’s life this holiday season.

Project Holiday Help is a special program designed to connect LifeWorks youth and young families with community sponsors to ensure everyone participating has a meaningful holiday experience.

Sponsor applications are now closed.

How You Can Help

Sponsor a Youth or Family

Sponsor applications are now closed. Questions? Contact

Holiday Gift Card Drive

Gift cards are an easy way to give back this holiday season. Just $25 or $50 from a store like HEB or Wal-Mart will provide a youth much needed food and clothing. If you are planning a holiday party, ask your guests to bring gift cards or to make a donation to LifeWorks instead of bringing gifts. Every little bit helps those in need!

Holiday Gift Card Drive

Donate to LifeWorks

Donate directly to LifeWorks Counseling, Housing, and Education/Workforce programs and help youth on their path to self-sufficiency.

Donate to LifeWorks

Backpack/Sleeping Bag Drive

LifeWorks Street Outreach program works with homeless youth living on the streets of Austin. During the holidays, we provide them with backpacks, sleeping bags, camping gear, clothing, and other supplies to keep them safe and warm. Organizing a backpack/sleeping bag drive is a great group project for a community group or organization.

Backpack/Sleeping Bag Drive

Apartment Starter Kits

Create a special “Welcome Home” gift for homeless youth and families moving into safe housing at LifeWorks. Cleaning Kits: Broom, Mop, Sponges, Cleaning Supplies, Light Bulbs, Storage Bins
Bathroom Kits: Bath Towels, Washcloths, Hand Towels, Bath Mat, Shower Curtain
Kitchen/Dining Kits: Set of Dishes and Bowls for 4, Set of Drinking Glasses for 4; Small, Medium, and Large Saucepans w/Lids; Skillet; Set of Flateware for 4; Microwave; Kitchen Utensils; Mixing Sppoons; Pot Holders; Cutting Boards; Paring Knives; Beginner Cookbooks

Apartment Starter Kits can be dropped off at
3700 S. 1st St. Please contact Maureen Engle at for more information

Donation Intake Form

After purchasing donations for Project Holiday Help, please fill out the Donation Intake form and email here or mail to LifeWorks c/o Development, 3700 S. First St, Austin TX 78704. Please note that full contact information is required for tax receipt.

Donation Intake Form

Even More Ways to Get Involved

Whether volunteering, donating, or advocating, LifeWorks offers a variety of ways that you can make a genuine, positive impact on the lives of youth & families in our community.

Donation Drive
Group Projects
Attend a Faces of LifeWorks Event!

Stay in Touch

  • Americorps
  • Council on Accreditation
  • Dell
  • St. Davids
  • United Way

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The Donor Application for Project Holiday Help is not available at this time.


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The Donation Inventory Form for Project Holiday Help is not available at this time. Please check back at a later date.