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The Williamson County Brown Santa program aids approximately 600-800 families annually who live outside the geographical limits of any town or city within the county which does not provide a similar service

Five individuals serve on the Brown Santa Board and approximately 10 are on the committee, and all are employees of the sheriff’s office. The program is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

The goal of the board is to fulfill 100% of any request made during the holiday season for toys, clothes and books suitable for children from birth to high school age. Williamson County employees and citizens in our community are welcomed as volunteers. If you are feeling festive and would like to join our merry group of elves on our mission, please click the “Volunteer” tab at the top of the page.

We accept toy and monetary donations throughout the year! If you are in the holiday spirit in July or August, remember Brown Santa! Community events are often held for donations as well

You, a group, or a business can also adopt a family for the holidays. Typically, the minimum gifts recommended for adopting a family are two toys, a book and stuffed animal per child, but feel free to add more items. Additional items that sponsors can provide are gift cards to the parents for food or clothing in addition to the children’s gifts. The adopting sponsor will deliver the gifts to the receiving family in most cases.

Volunteers who are county employees and community citizens collect, organize and distribute these donated items for the families to pick up on a date specified to them.

The Williamson County Brown Santa Program strives to help all in need, while also working together with the community of Williamson County and its residents to bring Holiday Cheer to all!