Help Us Make the Holidays Happy & Bright!


Each December families enrolled in the Parent-Child Education program, staff, and AVANCE-Austin supporters come together for an afternoon of fun to celebrate the holiday season. The highlight of the annual holiday party is always the joy on the children’s faces when they sit on Santa’s lap. The vast majority of families in our program are low-income, and while the parents are giving their child the gift of educational opportunity, they may lack the resources necessary to afford much else that Christmas. Every year, we rely on the generosity of AVANCE supporters to help make the holiday party special for our families.



This year’s Holiday Party is on December 16th and we are asking for your help to provide the following for our party:

·Beverage (Water/ice tea or lemonade) for our families

·Pan Dulce or sweet breads

·Sorting and nesting toys

·Push and pull toys

·Modeling clay


·Hardback books with rounded edges

·Soft balls

·Musical toys

·Pop-up toys

·Stacking rings

·Shape sorters

·Simple puzzles

For more information and to donate items, please contact Anurita Mittra.

Volunteers are also needed to help set up and run activities!