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Christmas in October

Oct 17

Date: 10/17/2020

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Since RECA's founding in 1991, our annual Christmas in October project has served local community groups in need, contributing more than $2 million in cash and in-kind donations during the process. Christmas in October is RECA's largest philanthropic event and participating in the project is a great way to contribute to a worthy cause while networking and building lasting relationships with other RECA members.

Saturday, October 17
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Lorraine Camacho Activity Center

2020 Beneficiary- Lorraine "Grandma" Camacho Activity Center

Lorraine “Grandma” Camacho Activity Center is in East Austin, within steps of the Lady Bird Lake and Butler Trail. Camacho has been nationally recognized for its outdoor outreach programming for underserved and low-income populations. Throughout the school year, Camacho hosts weekly outdoor outreach programs at various AISD and Charter Schools in East Austin. Camacho offers outdoor and environmental education enhancements to PARD after school programs and hosts weekly programming in mountain biking, hiking, kayaking and environmental education for youth, teens, seniors, families and for participants with varying abilities.

Want to Help in 2020?

Join the Christmas in October Volunteer Committee
You're welcome to join RECA's Christmas in October Committee at any time, but you must be a RECA member to participate on the committee. You can join by updating your Member Profile here

Sponsorship information and levels can be found here
Credit card donations for Christmas in October can be made here.

Checks donations should be made payable to "The Trail Foundation for the Camacho Activity Center" and can be mailed to:
RECA
98 San Jacinto Blvd
Suite 510
Austin, TX 78701

You will receive a tax deductible receipt from The Trail Foundation for your donation.
 

Register Here

Thank You 2019 Donors and Volunteers!

Effort Raised Over $80,000 for the Elisabet Ney Museum — Check out the Recap Video

"On behalf of the staff and friends of the Elisabet Ney Museum, please accept our deepest gratitude," said Museum Director Oliver Franklin. "Needs that the museum has had for decades have been fulfilled by this incredibly gracious gift. The museum and the community at large are a better place as a result of your help."

Christmas in October Beneficiary

If you are connected with a C3 non-profit that may benefit from the rennovations Christmas in October can provide, email RECA Director of Events Paula Romano for more information about potentially becoming RECA's next beneficiary.