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As the holiday season approaches, the Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association (HFSA) is excited to share details about our annual John Trevino Jr. Holiday Assistance Program. This program has been a source of warmth and generosity within the Longhorn community for many years, and we invite you to be a part of it.
About the HFSA Holiday Assistance Program:
The HFSA Holiday Assistance Program has a rich history of providing holiday meals to University of Texas at Austin employees and their families who may be experiencing financial hardship during the holiday season. It began in 1996 through the selfless efforts of two HFSA members, Twiggy Aguilera and Rebeca Treviño. What started as a modest offering of a few frozen turkey and some collected canned goods has now expanded to assist about 300 families during the holiday season, thanks to the dedication of our volunteers and partners both on and off-campus.
John Trevino Jr., a beloved member of the Austin community and a tireless advocate for the underserved, served as a profound inspiration for the inception and continued success of this program. His unwavering commitment and dedication to the Austin and Longhorn community left a lasting impact, inspiring multiple generations. Leveraging his extensive network and political acumen, he played a pivotal role in expanding partnership opportunities for the Holiday Assistance Program. John volunteered annually, significantly broadening the program’s reach. Those fortunate to know him will always remember his profound wisdom and boundless compassion.
In December 2017, the program was formally dedicated in John’s honor, solidifying his enduring legacy. Through this dedication, we have been empowered to continue to offer assistance to Longhorn Faculty and Staff and their families during the holiday season.
Special Thanks to Our Partners
The John Treviño Jr. Holiday Assistance Program thrives thanks to the invaluable support of these dedicated partners. Their generosity and commitment ensure that Longhorn families receive the essential ingredients for a festive holiday meal each year. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our current supporters and invite you to join HFSA in expressing appreciation.
- Office of the President
- Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
- University Housing and Dining
- Conferences and Events Services
- Event Moving Services
- Human Resources Services
- HEB Hancock Center
- UT Outpost
- UT Farmstand
- Orange Santa
- Friends of the Holiday Assistance Program