Front Steps Holiday Gift Drive

As the winter and holiday seasons approach, the folks that have moved into permanent housing this year are preparing to spend their first holiday in their own homes, some for the first time in more than 10 years.  Others are still waiting for their chance at housing, likely to spend another holiday season here in the shelter.  

This year Front Steps is kicking off our Holiday Gift Drive in November, to benefit those folks in case management here at the ARCH, and those that have already transitioned into housing yet still lack the items that make a house a home.  Our Holiday Wish list this year contains those items that we as housed individuals we usually take for granted, but are important to folks still struggling on the streets, in the shelter, and to those that have finally broken the cycle and are living independently

We hope that this year you and your family will consider making a contribution of one or more of the items listed below.  Our hope is that everyone in case management and housing will receive at the very least one item, or more, this Holiday season.  We will be collecting items on the 12th of December, wrapping them and distributing to clients on December 22.

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The Holiday Wish items are listed below, and more items needed are also available on our website.  To make a secure financial contribution, please see our Donation page, or call Jennifer Denton at 512-305-4153, or send an email to

Holiday Gift Drive items:
For clients in housing:
  •         Dishes and cookware
  •         Sheets & blankets (please, only new bedding can be accepted)
  •         HEB Gift Cards                                                                         
  •         Hygiene products
  •         Holiday Tree/Decorations
  •         Phone Cards
 For all Case Management clients:

  •          Bus Passes
  •           Backpacks
  •           McDonald’s or Burger King gift cards
  •           Socks & Underwear
  •           Hats & Gloves