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 open!

Sponsor a Youth or Family 

Sponsor application are open now thru November 22, 2016. Questions? Contact holidayhelp@lifeworksaustin.org 

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!

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.

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 Mats, & Shower Curtains

Kitchen/Dining Kits: Set of Dishes and Bowls for 4, Set of Drinking Glasses for 4; Small, Medium, and Large Saucepans with lids; Skillet; Set of Flatware for 4; Microwave; Kitchen Utensils; Mixing Spoons; 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 holidayhelp@lifeworksaustin.org for more information.