Holiday Assistance Program

The HFSA Holiday Assistance Committee (HAC) was created to provide ingredients for a full Thanksgiving meal to all university employees who are in need of assistance. The HAC has provided holiday meals to the Longhorn community for 20 years. Much like Orange Santa, HAC provides help to members of the university community experiencing difficult times during the holiday season.

How to Donate

If you can help us make a difference in the lives of others, please donate to the Holiday Assistance Program. We are collecting canned goods and monetary donations, including HEB gift cards in any amount. If you would like to post a flyer on ways to get involved, please consider posting this 2016 HAP Flyer in your area.

Financial donations can be made anytime, are tax deductible, and can be done online!  This site allows for one-time gift-giving OR monthly and annual gift options. Be sure to select “Diversity and Community Engagement, Division of” from the first gift area, and then select “Hispanic Faculty & Staff Association Holiday Assistance Program” from the sub department field. You can also send a check, made payable to The University of Texas at Austin with “HFSA Holiday Assistance Program” in the memo to this address: HFSA Treasurer, P.O. Box 8184, Austin, TX 78713

Where to Pick Up Food

Distribution is set for Friday, December 2, 12:30 – 5:30 PM at Facilities Complex 4 located at 1600 Manor Road. You must bring your UT ID card with you to pick up food. Letters and emails were sent to award recipients, so please check your mailbox by Thursday, 12/1 and your spam folders. For the most part, all who applied were awarded some holiday assistance. Please contact Leticia Acosta (512-232-6780 or via email leticia.acosta@mccombs.utexas.edu) if you have any questions about your application. The deadline to apply has passed.

Thank You to Our Supporters

Don’t forget to support our partner program, Orange Santa, which bring toys and smiles to our UT children!

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