Orange Santa is a volunteer effort of the UT campus community to make the season brighter for UT families wiht special needs during the holidays. Collection dates are from Nov. 9 through Dec. 4.
The Orange Santa program began in 1994 to foster a more caring campus environment by providing help for members of the university community who have special needs during the holiday season. The program's Orange Santa Holiday Store provides an opportunity for participating families to "shop" for gifts for children in their immediate family. The store is stocked with items contributed through a campus-wide donation drive, as well as items collected at special events.
All donated toys or gifts should be new, in the original packing and unwrapped. Wrapping paper, gift bags, ribbons and gift cards are needed to wrap and label gifts once shoppers have made their selections. We ask that no food items be contributed. A list of suggested age appropriate gift items is available. Gifts will be collected at the UT guard gates.
If you are in need of assistance this holiday season and would like to request an application, please contact Human Resources Services at 512-475-9060 or 512-475-8017. You may also apply for this program online at the Orange Santa Web site.