Project Holiday Help 2018

Make a difference in someone’s life this holiday season! Project Holiday Help is designed to connect LifeWorks youth and young families with community sponsors to ensure everyone participating has a meaningful holiday experience. 

How You Can Help 

Sponsor a Youth or Family 

You will be matched with a LifeWorks youth or family (your choice) in need and will be provided with a family/youth profile and wish list of items suggested by the client and case manager.

You may purchase gifts from this list (gently used items are welcome), wrap and label each gift, and deliver them to LifeWorks in early December.

Questions? Contact us at 

Holiday Gift Card Drive 

Gift cards are an easy way to give back this holiday season. Just $25 from stores like Walmart, Target or HEB will provide a youth or family 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!


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, clothing, and other supplies to keep them safe and warm. Organizing a backpack/sleeping bag drive is a great group project for a school or community group, organization or business.

 Donate to LifeWorks 

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


Apartment Starter Kits 

Create a special “Welcome Home” gift for homeless youth and families moving into safe housing at LifeWorks. 

Bathroom Kits: bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, bath mats & shower curtains 

Kitchen/Dining Kits: set of 4 dishes, bowls, drinking glasses, flatware; small, medium and large saucepans with lids; skillet; kitchen utensils, mixing bowls and spoons, potholders, cutting boards, paring knives 

Apartment Starter Kits can be dropped off at 3700 S. 1st St. Contact us at for more information.


Donation Intake Form 

Your Project Holiday Help donations are tax deductible. Fill out the Donation Intake Form and email here or mail to LifeWorks, 3700 S. 1st St, Austin TX 78704 c/o Development. 

Please note that complete contact information is required for your tax receipt.