Re-imagining advent calendars
Traditionally, advent calendars are used to count down the days of Advent in the run up to Christmas. They have a series of doors or windows to open, revealing a picture, small chocolate or little gift for each day.
What if we reverse that? Instead of receiving something each day, we give something instead. By Christmas Eve we’ll have a box of 24 items to donate!
Or read on to find out more…
How it works
1. Sign up and share
Use our sign up form to tell us you’re interested in taking part. This lets us know how many boxes to plan for and how many families in need we can support. It also lets us keep in touch with news and updates.
Then share this page with your friends – the more the merrier!
3. Fill your box
Each day of Advent, add something to your box. It could be something small like a bar of soap or can of beans, or something larger like a child’s toy. Use our guide for ideas! (No perishable items please!)
While you’re busy filling your boxes, the amazing team at Advocacy Outreach will be matching you to families in need.
4. Box collection or drop-off
If you’ve asked us to collect your box we’ll do that between 9am and 11am on December 24th. Our volunteers will delivery your box to your matched family.
If you’d like to drop off your own box you can take it to Advocacy Outreach on December 24th between 10 and 11am (map below). This is a chance to meet your matched family and share some Christmas cheer!
Ready to get started? Sign up now!
Use our sign up form to let us know you’re like to take part. We’ll be in touch later this month with more details.
About Advocacy Outreach
Advocacy Outreach was founded in 1992 with a mission to address the crisis needs and long term goals of Central Texas families striving to increase their economic stability.
The organization occupies a 3,000 square foot historic building in the heart of Elgin. The site houses a Free Thrift Store, the Al Guerrero Learning Center with a computer lab and classroom, and a Day Shelter for those in need.