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Make the holidays brighter by joining our KHOU 11 Secret Santa Toy Drive!

It's the holiday season and we need your help to spread the cheer!

HOUSTON — For 19 years, KHOU 11 has ushered in the holiday season with its annual Secret Santa Toy Drive. 

The Secret Santa Toy Drive benefits the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program, which provides Christmas assistance to disadvantaged children in our area. COVID-19 has created a bigger need, with approximately 155% more people requiring Christmas assistance this year.

With more people hurting and fewer resources to help them, your generosity will help rescue Christmas for our city’s most vulnerable. Our goal over the four-week campaign is to collect $100,000 in donations to provide Christmas gifts for hundreds of children in our community.

How You Can Donate

Now through December 11th, you can be a Secret Santa to a child in need by donating new, unwrapped toys at participating sponsor locations. A big thank you to our sponsors Reliant, Randalls, American Furniture Warehouse, Bayway Chevrolet and Bayway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for helping us spread holiday joy this season!

If you can’t make it to a drop-off location, toys and monetary donations can be made easily online.



Virtual Telethon

On Thursday, December 3, from noon to 7 p.m., we will host a virtual telethon to help us reach our donation goal of $50,000 for The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.

You can donate by calling 713-654-1111 on the day of our telethon. On that day, our generous sponsors are matching donations: American Furniture Warehouse has offered to match viewer donations up to $5,000 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m; Randalls has offered to match viewer donations up to $11,000 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and Reliant will provide a matching donation up to $10,000 from 6 p.m.to 7 p.m.

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During the noon, 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. hours the first 10 viewers to donate at least $50 will receive a one-of-a-kind Salvation Army face mask designed by Alan Gonzalez, a Project Runway alumna and local Houstonian.

Credit: Salvation Army

Last year, we were able to collect over $80,000 in donations for children in our area. This year, we anticipate the need will be even greater. We need your support to make sure that no child wakes up Christmas morning without a toy under the tree.

Thank you for making the holiday season brighter for those in need and helping us Stand for Houston!

Thank you for making the holiday season brighter for those in need and helping us Stand for Houston!