Monday, December 3, 2007

Blue Santa: Purchase or drop off donations at 1st Thursday Festivities 12/6

South Congress rushes to the rescue to help Blue Santa! And you can beat the parking crunch in SoCo on First Thursday by parking at One Texas Center (Google Map), walking one block west to S. Congress Ave. and riding the FREE Orange 'Dillo which runs every 10 minutes from 6-11 pm, from the Hyatt along S. Congress to Live Oak and back!

The annual Blue Santa community-wide effort to collect donations of toys for Austin's children experienced an unusual shortfall this year due to bad weather on the Chuy's parade day last weekend.

You can make a donation of a new toy or a contribution of money when you come to the First Thursday celebration on South Congress Ave. on December 6th. In fact, some merchants have toys for sale as well, making it an easy option for you to purchase and donate all in one visit!

Blue Santa has reported that they especially need toys for children ages 5-10, and footballs, basketballs and soccer balls.

All toys need to be delivered by Dec. 10th to the collection center, so the time is NOW to join the March of the Toys for Austin's families in need.

Participating merchants are:

Mi Casa
Prima Dora
Austin Art Glass
Big Top Candy Shop
St. Vincent de Paul
Ann Kelso Salon
Crofts Original
Farm to Market Grocery
Monkey See, Monkey Do!
Avenue Gallery
Off the Wall
Feathers Boutique
Creatures Boutique