Lake Travis helped Green Santa spread the joy of the season to neighbors challenged by limited finances, as once again, LTlov received an abundance of donations to provide gifts and family meals to 600 children in the Lake Travis area. Neighbors helping neighbors drives and fuels LTlov’s mission and LTlov Green Santa program chair, Sheryl Kelly and her team, witnessed this in action to serve 195 local families in need of a little extra help for the holidays with three gifts, a book and a stuffed animal for the children and H-E-B food cards to help stretch family food budgets.
The Green Santa program would not be possible without the support of the entire Lake Travis community and heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who donated time and/or resources, with special recognition to the generous businesses and organizations whose donations made the food card component possible: Ladies of Charity- Lake Travis, Point of Origin, HEB, Lakeway/Lake Travis Rotary Club, A to Z Dog Ranch, Texstar Integra Insurance, Thrash Law Firm, Eco Safe Wastewater Technologies, Lakeway A/C & Heating, Wink Medical Aesthetics, Terrel Veterinary Clinic, Woofs Pet Salon, Mangieri’s Pizza Cafe, Canyon Creek Homes, Bee Cave Family Chiropractic, Lakeway Spine Center, Kris Ancell-Batte/Allure Salon, Champion Family Chiropractic, Pinnacle Detailing and Cypress Custom Pools; and provided donation sites: LTISD school campuses, Terrell Veterinary Clinic, Lake Travis Community Library, Lakeway Activity Center, Chick-Fil-A Lake Travis, World of Tennis, Prosperity Bank, Strandz Salon, Moreland Properties, Bee Cave Family Chiropractic, Kuper Sotheby’s, Luxe Salon, Body Balance Physical Therapy, Caldwell Banker United Realtors, Point of Origin and the Lakeway Police Officer’s Association. Green Santa is also grateful to have been the beneficiary of events and collections hosted by Sing Along, Point of Origin, the Ladies Tennis Association of The World of Tennis and WCID 17.
LTlov extends sincere appreciation to the residents of the Lake Travis community for the generous outpouring of toys, gift cards, and cash donations so that each registered child would have presents and a special holiday meal, with special mention of Western Industries who donated all collection and gift boxes, Youth2Seniors who provided a stuffed animal for every child, HEB’s Read3 program for the donation of 700 books, Hudson Bend Middle School, who wrote letters from Santa to each registered family and LTISD for providing the space needed to store, sort, box and distribute the more than 2000 gifts received. Finally, a great, big Ho Ho Ho to all volunteers, with a special thank you to the Young Men’s Service League, for helping sort toys, pack family gift boxes and ensure that the distribution process went smoothly. For more information about LTlov, visit www.ltlov.org.