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Hope For the Holidays

Hope for the Holidays 2017

Don't have time to shop? Let us do it for you. Donate below and 100% of your gift will go directly towards fulfilling holiday wish lists.

You can help make this holiday season merrier for a family Texas Advocacy Project has served this year. Each family "up for adoption" is nominated by a Project attorney and has transitioned from a home filled with violence to one of security and safety. With your contribution, know that you are helping families who have already taken important steps to break the cycle of violence.

Your donation will help the Project to fulfill holiday wish lists for 6 families. To see detailed wish lists of the clients participating in our "Hope for the Holiday" program, visit: click here or visit our Amazon Wishlist.


Holiday Gift Levels

Your support will go directly to purchasing gifts that have yet to be donated, to shipping presents, and to providing the Project's services to families in need.

A donation of $25.00 will provide items like:
LEGOs, books, action figures, clothes, and gift cards.

A donation of $50.00 will provide items like:
Holiday meals, Video games, toy trains, easy bake ovens, clothes, and gift cards.

A donation of $75.00 will provide items like:
Sports equipment, cameras, educational toys, clothes, and gift cards.

A donation of $100.00 will provide items like: 
Bicycles, kitchen counter appliances, video game consoles, and computers.

Ready to donate? Click here.

*Donations by check or retail gift cards (H-E-B, Walmart, Target, etc.) may be mailed to Texas Advocacy Project, 1524 S IH-35, Box 19, Austin, TX 78704


Lindsey’s Family | Cooper - 15, Jaxson - 11, Lillian - 6, Adrian - 3


Lindsey is a single mother of 4 busy children ranging in age from toddler to teen- two with special needs. Lindsey left a very abusive husband and was able to get a Protective Order to keep her and her children safe from him. Now she is getting help from Texas Advocacy Project to divorce him and terminate his rights. As you can imagine, this is a LOT for one brave woman to take on and making her children’s Christmas dreams come true would mean so much!


Mother and client

  • Jeans (size 12)
  • Shirts (size XL)
  • Kitchen Mixer
  • Glass Blender
  • Living Room Set

Cooper – 15, son

  • Tennis Shoes (size 12)
  • Zip-Up Hoodie (size XL)
  • Jeans (size 36x34)
  • Caster Board
  • Skate Board

Jaxson – 11, son

  • Tennis Shoes (size 8.5)
  • Jeans (size 36x32)
  • Caster Board
  • Skate Board

Lillian – 6, daughter

  • Tennis Shoes (size 10)
  • Zip-Up Hoodie (size 5)
  • Jeans (size 4)
  • Bicycle or Scooter

Adrian – 3, son

  • Tennis Shoes (size 10)
  • Zip-Up Hoodie (size 5)
  • Jeans (size 4)
  • Toys

Susan’s Family | Ruby - 11, Mateo - 8


Susan is a survivor of domestic violence who has reached out to Texas Advocacy Project because her abuser is attempting to use the Courts to control her and it is time for it to stop. Susan’s two young children have been through so much stress from their father, and it has affected Susan’s health as well! Texas Advocacy Project is working to keep this family safe with protective custody orders and with your help, they will have a very Merry Christmas indeed!


Mother and client

  • Haircuts for Family
  • YMCA Membership
  • Vacation at Great Wolf Lodge
  • Family Board Games

Ruby – 11, daughter

  • Chapter Books (about animals)
  • Jewelry (ears not pierced)
  • Karaoke Machine

Mateo – 8, son

  • Lego Minecraft
  • Funny Story Books
  • Chess Set
  • Strategy Games
  • Handheld Games

Mali’s Family | Austin - 13, Colton - 12, Aubree - 19


Mali is a feisty survivor of emotional and financial abuse who is this close to being done with a long and contentious divorce.  She has two boys in their early teens and a daughter in her late teens.  Mali works hard to support her children and would do anything for them.  She is fighting to make their father bear his fair share of the financial burden, but it has been a struggle and she could use some help to give them the Christmas that they deserve.


Mother and client

  • Perfume (Este Lauder)
  • Watch (silver)
  • Bracelets (silver)
  • Target Gift Card (for clothes)
  • Copper Pan/Pot Set
  • Bath Towels (variety of colors)
  • Desk
  • Bathroom Rug (gold or yellow)
  • White Toaster

Austin – 13, son

  • Laptop
  • The Sims 4
  • Face/Body Products
  • Gift Card to Clothing Store
  • College-Ruled Notebooks
  • Colored Pens
  • Nike/Vans/Adidas Tennis Shoes (black, grey, or white; size 10.5)
  • Jansport Backpack (black)

Colton – 12, son

  • Cross Necklace
  • Xbox One Games (NBA 2K18, Madden 18, etc.)
  • Xbox One Gold Subscription
  • Nike/Adidas Jacket (baby blue color; size L)
  • Jeans (size 16/18)
  • Nike Shorts (size 16/18)
  • Nike Socks
  • Jansport Backpack (red or grey)
  • Long-Sleeved Nike/Adidas Shirt (size L)
  • Nike shoes (size 10.5) 

Aubree – 19, daughter

  • Books (fiction or self-help)
  • Makeup
  • Skin Care Set
  • Gift Card to Clothing Store
  • Earrings/Necklace (Kendra Scott)


Emily’s Family | Robert - 9, Jonathan - 8


Emily is in the process of getting a divorce. She has endured physical, emotional, and verbal abuse at the hands of her husband. Emily and her two children were left without a place to live after Hurricane Harvey destroyed their home and most of their belongings. As they work to rebuild after the devastation of the storm, Emily would greatly appreciate the opportunity to make this Christmas special for her and her children to help them finally feel safe.


Mother and client

  • Tennis Shoes (size 8.5)
  • Undergarments (size 36DD, 6)

Robert – 9, son

  • Shirts (UT Austin apparel, blue/orange; size 10/12)
  • Nerf Hyperfire Elite
  • Nerf Darts
  • Wonder Woman Battle Action Sword
  • Lego Ninjago Set
  • Twin Sheet Set (Marvel Avengers)

Jonathan – 8, son

  • Shirts (UTSA Roadrunners apparel, red/orange; size 9/10)
  • Lego Minecraft
  • Lego Marvel Superheroes – Spiderman & Doc Ocks Tentacle Trap
  • Lego Creator – 3-in-1 Mighty Dinosaurs
  • Twin Sheet Set (Marvel Avengers)

Vicky’s Family | Bella - 8, Ian - 4


Vicky escaped an abusive husband but now she is working with Texas Advocacy Project to protect her child from her ex’s abusive family. Vicky lost her home in Hurricane Harvey and could really use some help making this Christmas super special.


Mother and client

  • Cell Phone
  • Fishing Gear
  • DVD Player w/ Surround Sound
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Food Processor
  • Purse
  • Wallet
  • Jacket (size XL)
  • Dog Sweater (XL)
  • Clothes (size XL)
  • Shoes (size 6.5-7)

Bella – 8, daughter

  • iPad
  • Headphones
  • Easy Bake Oven
  • Art Drawing Supplies
  • Books
  • Bead Jewelry Maker
  • Lava Lamp
  • Monopoly Game
  • Clothes (size 8)
  • Shoes (size 2.5)

Ian – 4, son

  • Movies
  • Light-up Trucks
  • Books
  • Dart Gun
  • Toys
  • Clothes (size 5t-6)
  • Shoes (size 12-12.5)

Christy’s Family | Madelyn – 14, Easton - 10


Christy and her two children are finally safe from their abuser who is in prison after hurting Christy’s teen daughter, but then they lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. Let’s help give them a chance to just be kids again


Mother and client

  • Black Peacoat (size M)
  • Dark Brown Leather Boots (size 8.5)
  • Kitchen Décor (beach/coastal)
  • Bathroom Décor (beach/coastal)
  • Puzzle Travel Mat
  • Jewelry Maker Kit
  • Bath/Beauty Set
  • Kitchen Mixer
  • Jeans (size 5/7)

Madelyn – 14, daughter

  • Jeans (size 9/11)
  • Dark Brown Leather Boots (size 9.5)
  • Pullover Sweater Size M - navy, maroon, dark colors
  • Kindle
  • Black Peacoat (size M)
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Manicure Set
  • Harry Potter movies
  • Hair Straightener
  • Journal
  • Fun Pens
  • Drawing Supplies
  • EOS Lip Balm
  • Face Mask
  • Nail Polish
  • Stretchy Headbands
  • Canvas Wall Décor Kit

Easton – 10, son

  • Baseball Stuff (Cubs & Astros)
  • Baseball Glove & Ball
  • Building Robots Kit
  • Pokémon Cards & Binder
  • Twin Bed Comforter (solid dark blue)
  • Wars Stuff (posters, etc.)
  • Nerf Guns


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