Medina County Brown Santa accepting applications for assistance

Medina County Brown Santa provides Christmas meals and gifts to economically disadvantaged families.

Each year the Medina County Brown Santa Program provides full holiday meals for economically disadvantaged families. The children of those disadvantaged families will also be provided a wrapped Christmas gift for ages 14 and under. To apply for assistance, you must be a resident of Medina County and reside outside city limits.
“This could not be done without the good will and big hearts of Medina county citizens, businesses and civic groups whom love and support the Brown Santa Program each year. We realize we will never be able to help everyone in need, but we hope and pray to make a huge impact in our community. At this time we are graciously accepting donations in the form of toys or money. These donations are for selected families set to receive Christmas meals and gifts for the holidays. Please help the Brown Santa Program continue to help those in need,” the sheriff’s office said in their annual letter addressed to private citizens and businesses who may want to help with this effort.
How to apply for assistance
If you would like to apply for assistance, please fill out and mail an application for Brown Santa to: Medina County Sheriff’s Office, ATTN: Brown Santa Program, 801 Avenue Y, Hondo, TX 78861. Applications may also be dropped during normal business hours at the Sheriff’s Office or at the Medina County Annex, Second Floor, 317 Hwy 132N, Devine, TX 78016. Questions, call Diamantina “Dede” Jasso or Jamie Moore at 830-741-6150.
The application can be found on or on the Devine News Facebook page.
Please note: Delivery of Gifts/Meals will be made on Thursday, December 21st between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to the address given above. If you cannot be contacted prior to or at delivery time, we will not deliver to your home. We will also not deliver if no one is home unless you have made prior arrangements. Please have your address clearly visible on delivery date. Deadline to pick up from our office is December 29th.
*Unfortunately each year we do not always receive enough funds to provide this service to everyone who turns in an application, so returning this application does not guarantee you will receive gifts or meals. You will be contacted.
The program also provides meals to fixed income families including elderly couples even if there are no children.
If you would like to donate or help….
Donations are always welcome. Please make checks payable to: Medina County Brown Santa. Mail or drop off: Medina County Sheriff’s Office, Attn: Brown Santa, 801 Avenue Y, Hondo, TX 78861.