How You Can Help Fire Victims: Donation Locations & What To Donate

Things To Do In Austin | 6 Sep 2011

I have compiled a list of ways you can help. I will be updating the list throughout the day so please feel free to let me know anything I should add. Thank you for all the help in getting this list together.

Volunteer Your Time/Drop off at:
Distribution Center in Bastrop: 210 Main Street Smithville, Texas  78957
Contact Megan Hancock 512-304-8171

Volunteer With Local Red Cross: 512-928-4271

What To Donate:

  • clothes
  • canned food
  • bottled waters
  • Tylenol/Advil/pain relievers
  • baby food
  • trash cans/trash bags
  • laundry detergent
  • socks
  • pillows/blankets
  • diapers
Where To Donate:
Central
  • BookPeople: 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 78701
  • Church of Resurrection: 2200 Justin Lane 78757
  • Gilda Grace Collections: 1818 W. 35th Street 78703
  • Austin Diocese: 6225 Highway 290 East – 78723
  • UT Campus Gregory Plaza: 11am-2pm daily
  • Sugar Hill Spa: 3027 N. Lamar #100 – 78705
  • Baker Street Pub: 3003 S. Lamar Blvd. 78704
  • Amy’s Ice Cream – Super South: 3100 South Congress Ave. 78704
  • Malaga Tapas & Bar: 440 W 2nd Street 78701
  • St. Vincent de Paul: 1327 South Congress Ave. 78704
  • Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar: 1120 South Lamar 78704 September 7 6:30-9p.m.
  • PALOMA Botanical Beauty Parlour: 4600 Mueller St. #1005 78723 also offering 10% off cards for all persons making donations
East/Bastrop/Smithville
  • Peacock Salon: 1519 East Cesar Chavez 78702
  • Elgin Elementary School: 1005 W. 2nd Street Elgin 78621
  • Old Wind’s/Dollar General Store: 210 Main Street Smithville 78957
  • Zion Church: 151 Shiloh Road Bastrop
  • Rundell Business Park: 704 W Highway 71 Bastrop 78602 call: 512-332-8661
  • Foundation Christian Ministries in Cedar Creek: 177 Union Chapel Road Bastrop 78602
North
  • Celebration Church: 1202 Rabbit Hill Trail Georgetown
  • McDonald’s: 608 W. Hwy 79 Hutto
  • Unity Church of The Hills: 9905 Anderson Mill Road – 78750 -not taking clothes
  • Trashy Roots Salon & Spa: 117 Louis Henna Blvd. #150 Round Rock 78664
  • St. Vincent de Paul Church: 9500 Neenah Ave. 78717
  • Faith Family Services: 206 W. Live Oak   Hutto 78634
  • Rowe Valley Events Center 155 CR 366 Spur, Taylor 512-639-1224 after 5: 512-297-8666
  • Click Computers of Georgetown 1102 S. Austin Ave #109 Georgetown
  • Paul Mitchell The School: 15635 Vision Drive #107 Pflugerville
  • Brigade Skate 511 Lake Road #105 Belton, Texas 76513
  • Lambs Tire and Automotive: 10740 Research Blvd. #115
  • Lambs Tire and Automotive: 11675 Jollyville Road
  • Taylor Chamber of Commerce: 1519 North Main Street Taylor, Texas 76574
South 
  • The Capital Area Food Bank: 8201 South Congress Ave. 78745
  • Fellowship SW Church in Buda: 3870 FM 967
  • Dart’s Aloha Tattoo: 160 West Slaughter Lane 78748
  • Salt Lick BBQ: 18300 FM 1826 Driftwood 78619
  • Lambs Tire and Automotive: 2204 Slaughter Lane
  • Sames Red Barn Motors: 620 W. Slaughter Lane 78748
  • South Austin Rehab: 1701 W. Ben White Blvd. #100B 78704
  • AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine: 4701 Westgate Blvd. 78745
West 
  • Austin Christian Fellowship: 6401 River Place Blvd. 78730
  • Hill Country Bible Church: 12124 Ranch Road 620 North Austin 78750
  • Oasis on Lake Travis: 6550 Comanche Trail  78732
Also, drop off water, Gatorade, snacks to your local fire department for the fire fighters. 

Pet/Animal Help:
What to donate:

  • dog food
  • cat food
  • crates
  • cat litter
  • toys
  • towels
  • beds

Where to donate:
Austin Pets Alive:  2807 Manchaca Road 78704
Austin Pets Alive is also helping with displaced pets email: pass@austinpetsalive.org or call 512-961-6433

All Dirty Dog Locations:
Downtown: 710 W. 5th Street 78701
Guadalupe: 3016 Guadalupe 78705
South Lamar: 2300 S. Lamar 78704
William Cannon: 1901 William Cannon Suite 152 78745
Mesa Drive: 8108 Mesa Drive 78759

Places To Donate Money for Animal Relief:

 

Places To Donate Money:

 

Fundraisers:

  • Kung Fu Saloon Quarters for Relief: for the next 2 weeks every quarter put into their games will be donated. 510 Rio Grande 78701

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94 Comments

  • Leah

    Thank you Kristy!

  • Michellegoll

    Could you also list some good mail options for those out of town wanting to send financial aid or gift cards?

  • Carole_metcalf

    Thank you for the information!  FYI- Hutto isn’t South.  It’s North (East of Round Rock)

  • Sugar HIll Spa

    We are also accepting Donations at Sugar Hill Spa on 31st and Lamar. 

  • I just received word that Unity Church of the Hills is also accepting donations.  

  • Alyssa

    Thanks!

    I’m pretty sure you can drop clothes off at the St. Vincent de Paul locations!

  • Kelli Stoffels

    Austin Christian Fellowship is listed twice. The third drop off in the “West” list should be Austin Ridge Bible Church, 9300 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX 78733. Drop off this week in Building “C”

  • I have tons of baby boy clothes. I will try my best to make it out today to drop them off!

  • I have tons of baby boy clothes. I will try my best to make it out today to drop them off!

  • Acash

    Great List, Thank you very much for putting it together!

  • Trashy Roots Salon & Spa in Round Rock is accepting donations too.  117 Louis Henna Blvd, Suite 150  Round Rock, TX 78664

  • Vonjela

    I don’t really have anythign to donate not having much and being here only a year.  But my 8 years old who I am homeschooling and I want to help out.  If there is something we could actually DO to help out, please list.  Thanks

  • Jackie_richard29

    Si have heard pillows and blankets are needed also. Diapers would be a good idea too

  • We’ll
    be making regular trips out to Bastrop over the week and into the
    weekend, if you have anything you’d like to donate for the fireman, or
    evacuees, please bring it by.

    Baker Street Pub
    3003 S Lamar Blvd.
    Austin, TX  78704

  • We’ll
    be making regular trips out to Bastrop over the week and into the
    weekend, if you have anything you’d like to donate for the fireman, or
    evacuees, please bring it by.

    Baker Street Pub
    3003 S Lamar Blvd.
    Austin, TX  78704

  • mrs. black

    I’ve got a friend who’s lost her home, as have her mom, sister, etc.

    they have evacuated to austin to stay with family and CANNOT find where to pick up donations! red cross is currently not distributing (as of 12pm, 9.6.11) and do not have info for any who are!

  • Ziggy1138

    Thank you so much. Could you add to the list places where people can *receive* donations? Hundreds of evacuees are in Austin with only the clothes on their backs, and it seems like everyone is shipping aid to Bastrop county.

  • Kfl

    I called unity chuch of the hills and they are not taking clothes donations 

  • Soc783

    I could give a displaced dog a temporary home if one is needed.  Who would I cantact about that.  We have one small dog and a fenced yard.  He is indoor/outdoor.

    • Mel

      I would contact either the Austin Pets Alive or the Austin Boxer Rescue … they both are helping to temporary place animals.

  • Leah

    Please add Peacock Salon to your list at 1519 Cesar Chavez for an east side location.

  • Brigadeskate

    Can you add Brigade Skate @ 511 Lake Rd Suite 105 Belton, Tx for the folks a bit further north? Thanks. Also after we collect where can we bring for drop off?

  • Elle

    On behalf of Dirty Dog, thank you for adding us to the list!

  • Gmurphy

    Please add all the Lamb’s Tire and Automotive shops. They are taking donations all week and making the trip out there, along with the Georgetown High School Baseball Booster club, on Saturday! We have locations all over town.

  • Gmurphy

    Please add all the Lamb’s Tire and Automotive shops. They are taking donations all week and making the trip out there, along with the Georgetown High School Baseball Booster club, on Saturday! We have locations all over town.

  • Slane75

    Is it possible to donate money?  I live in Michigan, but spent a lot of time in Bastrop and Smithville when my grandparents lived there.

  • Suckowcarol

    do you know if the items need to be ‘sorted’  – or can be dropped off in trash bags?  I collected items from multiple familes and wanted to know if I needed to sort, or not?

  • Dhar

    Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop will be donating portions of their sales tomorrow and BookPeople will be doing likewise today through Friday.

  • Allison D

    Austin Christian Fellowship and Austin Ridge are two separate locations. Thank you for putting this together!

  • Marcyldixon

    Looking for a place to donate in Taylor Texas- East of Hutto. Anyone know where they are excepting clothes, food, water…etc….

  • Meghan

    I believe St. Vincent De Paul on South Congress (near Homeslice) is also taking donations.

  • Swanie Simon

    Can you add an address or something so people can donate money to animal rescue in TX? I have a large dog forum in Germany where some folks would like to help the dogs and other animals.

  • Swanie Simon

    Can you add an address or something so people can donate money to animal rescue in TX? I have a large dog forum in Germany where some folks would like to help the dogs and other animals.

    • Kristy

      Yes, I will look into it today and get back to you! 

      • Swanie Simon

        Thanks – I’ll post it in my forum ASAP – my brother and his family live in Cedar Park – they have two dogs. We are really worried and praying for you all :)

        • Kristy

          I updated the listing with some places that you can donate to local animals. I am working on getting some more information that I should have this evening. 

  • Caroline

    Can I really drp stuff at any firehouse?

  • Caroline

    Can I really drp stuff at any firehouse?

  • Marcyldixon

    Looking for a place to donate in Taylor Texas- East of Hutto. Anyone know where they are excepting clothes, food, water…etc….     

    • Kristy

      I think this place is taking donations Rowe Valley Events Center 155 CR 366 Spur, Taylor 512-639-1224 after 5: 512-297-8666

  • Kstroup99

    Sames Red Barn Motors is having a Food Drive for the victims of the fires in Bastrop. All canned goods and non-perishable food items welcome! Please drop off at 620 W Slaughter Lane, Austin, TX 78748

  • Meiradcaspi

    are there places in Houston that I can take donations to that will take it to Austin?
     

  • Candace

    Just a note, I tried taking supplies to an Austin Fire Department station and they wouldn’t take them.  They said that they weren’t involved in the Bastrop firefighting efforts.  They directed me to the Red Cross office, which was only accepting monetary donations.  I ended up dropping off everything at a local church.

  • Aym Randy

    What about the livestock?  Did they all die?  

  • Evette

    Great Work ya’ll! We at PALOMA Botanical Beauty Parlour are also receiving donations for drop off. our Address is 4600 Mueller Blvd Ste. 1005 Austin TX 78723. for any questions please contact us at512-480-8090. We are also offering 10% off cards for all persons making donations! Thanks so much! 

  • Thewickedtruth_bookstore

    Marketplace Taylor
    2705 N. Main St.
    Taylor, TX 76574
     
    Re:  Fire Victims
    Marketplace Taylor will be hosting a donation drive for victims of Central Texas fires.   Donations can be dropped off Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Marketplace Taylor, 2705 N. Main St. Taylor, TX (the old Wal-Mart building beside McDonalds).   
    The following items will be accepted.
    Food and DrinkWATER, Canned foods: Vegetables, meat, tuna, and fruit, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Chips Dried fruits and packaged toast, Salt, Pepper and Sugar, Grains: rice, Beans, Powdered milk, Juice drinks/Gatorade, Nuts, Cereal, Granola Bars, Other healthy non-perishable food items
    Personal Hygiene ItemsShampoo/Conditioner, Body Soap, Deodorant, Baby Shampoo, Hair brushes/combs,
    MiscellaneousCan openers, Plastic Trash Bags, Plastic Plates and Cups, Plastic Utensils, Sleeping Bags, Blankets, Pillows, Towels/Washcloths, Batteries-All sizes, Flashlights,
    Specialty ItemsSugar Free food items/Sugar for diabetics, Baby food and crackers, Baby Cereal, Diapers- ALL SIZES, Baby Formula, Tooth Paste, Tooth Brushes, Baby Wipes, Baby Shampoo,
    Medical SuppliesBlood Pressure Cuff, Nebulizer, Thermometer, Glucometer, Tongue Depressors, Ibuprofen, Gauze Wrap, ACE Bandages, Neosporin Cream, Bandages
    Clothes
    Underwear and socks (new), Any new or gently used clothing.

  • WestLake Sport Clips

    Austin-area Sport Clips are excepting donations to support our fellow community members and firefighters affected by the outbreak ; we are also offering free Varsity Hc for all our Brave fire fighters!
    (512) 329-9402
    3201 Bee Cave Rd
    Austin, TX 78746

  • Ali Mandelbaum

    Is there any way to send a text that can provide money for assistance?

    • Greenmtn_girl

      Donations can be made directly to the Red Cross by visiting the website
      or by texting ‘REDCROSS’ to 90999 to donate $10 to the Disaster Relief
      Fund. If you do just one thing to help this is it. Send a text…it’s as
      easy as it gets. 

    • Greenmtn_girl

      Donations can be made directly to the Red Cross by visiting the website
      or by texting ‘REDCROSS’ to 90999 to donate $10 to the Disaster Relief
      Fund. If you do just one thing to help this is it. Send a text…it’s as
      easy as it gets. 

  • Stephanie Murillo342

    where can i donate baby items such as baby formula,baby cereal in georgetown,texas?

  • Karenh540

    Randal’s grocery in the Houston area is taking donations.

  • Karenh540

    Randal’s grocery in the Houston area is taking donations.

  • Brittney Hoch

    This is so awesome! Thank you for compiling all the info!

  • John Virgin48

     
    Thanks very much for the tip. It seems to be working. Ill now just have to wait to get accepted :)
     

  • Momoandpap

    I would like to get some boxes to some of my friends that live in Bastrop  they have lost there home and animals…they are real big boxes…does anyone know a frieght company that I can get ahold of? The boxes would be coming from Midland Tx.
    Any help with this would be a Blessing to our dear friends at Maxcines on Main.

  • LC

    I think Cheer Up Charlie’s on E. 6th is taking donations.

  • LC

    I think Cheer Up Charlie’s on E. 6th is taking donations.

  • LC

    I think Cheer Up Charlie’s on E. 6th is taking donations.

  • Dawn Sparks

    Travis County Health and Human Services and Veteran’s Services will be hosting a drop off location today until 3 PM at 100 North IH 35 (the corner of IH 35 and Cesar Chavez)

  • Anonymous

    I live in Dallas and would like to donate clothes, toys, furniture and pet supplies. Is there anybody up in the Dallas area taking donations such as these?

    • Greenmtn_girl

      Have you heard of a drop off location in the Dallas area? I haven’t so I
      am thinking of driving down to Bastrop from Dallas over the weekend - 
      if you still have items to donate I could bring them down for you. You
      can email me at greenmtn_girl@hotmail.com and we can work out the
      details. 

  • Greengoddess

    I just went by the BookPeople (Wed. 9/14) and they are not taking donations.

  • Mary

    Penning forJesus Cowboy Church on Hwy 20 going towards Red Rock has a Disaster Relief site and is up and ready to help those in need of supplies.
    Hours 9am to 12noon    3pm to 6pm M-F   9am to Noon Sat  This facility will be open until end of October 2011

  • LCOBIE

    I am from San Antonio, and have a LARGE donation of clothes, diapers, food.  I am having the hardest time trying to find a place in Austin or Bastrop to drop it off.  PLEASE HELP!!

  • Jasmine's Mom

    I live in North Dallas (Addison), but have some good quality jeans and other quality items to donate.  Where do I take those things?  I am unemployed and can’t donate cash.

    • Greenmtn_girl

      Have you heard of a drop off location in the Dallas area? I haven’t so I am thinking of driving down to Bastrop from Dallas over the weekend -  if you still have items to donate I could bring them down for you. You can email me at greenmtn_girl@hotmail.com and we can work out the details.

  • Prbeauty04

    My son is 5 and we put together a few trashbags full of toys. We would like to donate them to children who lost their toys in the fire. What is a good place to go?

  • betty

    hi I live in northern calif and our mobile home was completely destroyed by fire..my 26 year old burned up in the fire..please keep my son Richard in your prayers thanks

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