LTlov would like to thank the Lake Travis community for sharing the joy of the season with local families whose limited finances make celebrating the holidays a challenge. Once again, Green Santa was favored with a great outpouring of generosity which provided gifts and family meals to 672 children in the Lake Travis area. Neighbors helping neighbors was in full evidence and empowered this much beloved program to serve 204 local families in need of a little extra help with three gifts, stocking stuffers, books and a stuffed animal for each child and just under $13,000 dollars in H-E-B food cards provided to families to help stretch Holiday food budgets.
The Green Santa program is made possible because of the support of our entire community and everyone deserves to be recognized for donating time, talent and resources. Thank you, especially, to the wonderful businesses and organizations whose donations made our food card program possible: Ladies of Charity- Lake Travis, H-E-B, Point of Origin, Lake Travis Rotary Club, Thrash Law Firm, Eco Safe Wastewater Technologies, Lakeway A/C & Heating, Wink Medical Aesthetics, Terrel Veterinary Clinic, Woofs Pet Salon, Mangieri’s Pizza Cafe, and Superior Town & Country; as well as our donation sites: LTISD school campuses, Terrell Veterinary Clinic, Lake Travis Community Library, Lakeway Activity Center, Chick-fil-A Lake Travis, World of Tennis and WOT Pilates, Prosperity Bank, Moreland Properties, Strandz Salon, Bee Cave Family Chiropractic, Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxe Salon, Body Balance Physical Therapy, Coldwell Banker United Realtors, Point of Origin, the Lakeway Police Officer’s Association, Belmont Village Senior Living, 620 Chiropractic & Wellness and Vantage Data Designs who graciously received and stored many Amazon boxes. Green Santa is also grateful to have been the beneficiary of events and collections hosted by Sing Along, Point of Origin, Orange Leaf in Lakeway, the George family and WCID 17.
Sincere appreciation goes out to the residents of the Lake Travis community for your generous donations of toys, gift cards, and cash donations so that each registered child would have presents and a special holiday meal to enjoy with their family. Special recognition goes to Western Industries who donated our collection and family gift boxes, Youth2Seniors who provided a stuffed animal for every child, H-E-B’s Read3 program for the donation of books, Hudson Bend Middle School, who wrote letters from Santa to each registered family, Lakeway Elementary School students who helped build stuffed animals and LTISD for providing the space needed to store, sort, box and distribute the more than 3000 gifts we received. Finally, a great, big hug to all of our volunteers, including Girl Scout Troop 1897, who served refreshments at Sing Along, the Young Men’s Service League, Friends of the Parks and the many individuals and families who helped sort toys, pack family gift boxes and ensured that the distribution process went smoothly.