Bastrop's Season of Giving, Toy Drives Spread Holiday Cheer to Central Texas Families in Need

Bastrop's Season of Giving, Toy Drives Spread Holiday Cheer to Central Texas Families in NeedSource: Unsplash / Jessica Christian
Ryan Anderson
Published on November 18, 2023

The holiday season has touched Bastrop, Texas with a wave of giving, as seen in toy drives like the one at The Colony in Bastrop as per Cision PR Newswire, and another initiative aimed at military families per Community Impact.

HomeAid Austin hosted a toy drive at The Colony's Holiday Model Tour Extravaganza. Realtors generously donated unwrapped toys for underprivileged Texas families. The event displayed The Colony’s six model homes and announced updates on the community's expansion. The collected toys were given to Texas Baptist Children's Home in Round Rock, supporting its mission to provide a reliable family environment for children and families. Rick Neff, Senior Vice President of Hunt Communities, commended the pivotal role of Texas Baptist Children's Home and HomeAid Austin in bringing hope to Central Texas families.

In addition to community giving, The Colony boasts amenities like swimming pools, expansive trail systems, dog parks, and tennis and pickleball courts. It falls under the jurisdiction of the Bastrop Independent School District that a new elementary school within the community is planning to open in 2023. The Colony's proximity to Austin's bustling city life makes it a prime residential choice for those who love city living within a peaceful country locale.

A local Bastrop business, Texas Classic Custom Homes, also stepped up with a toy drive aimed at military families at Fort Cavazos, formerly Fort Hood as per Community Impact report. Last year, this initiative supported 36 families, having been inspired by a house constructed for a military client. This year, the goal is to cheer up 300 children by collecting donations until December 14. On December 15th, the business will personally deliver these gifts, adding festive warmth to their holidays.