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Giving Back at the Holidays


We are so excited to commemorate the Silver Anniversary of this year's Merry Memories event. To celebrate the occasion, 
River City Youth Foundation will hold an evening production combining its signature Toy Giveaway with a special Christmas Posada.

River City Youth Foundation's annual toy giveaway is one of the most anticipated events each year for children and parents living in the low-income community of southeast Austin's Dove Springs.

Each holiday year, thousands of children feel the love of hundreds of hearts and souls who come together to create beautiful holiday moments they will NEVER forget.

See some of the highlights below of the cherished 

Merry Memories events over the last 25 years.



Merry Memories has grown to become Austin’s second largest one-day toy and bike giveaway event serving

more than 2,000 children.


We need many volunteers and donations to

create this magical day! 

Please consider a contribution this year :)

Donate. Give a Toy. Volunteer.

See the links at the bottom of the page.

Grant a gift on our Silver Anniversary Wishlist.

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Celebrating 25 Years

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The Christmas Posada

River City Youth Foundation is excited to host its Second Annual Christmas Posadaan illuminated Holy Night journey of cultural traditions, to be held concurrently with Merry Memories. Featured activities include: 

  • Illuminated Live Nativity with live barn animals and costumed characters

  • Luminaria Trail and holiday lighting

  • Children's  Costume Contest with shepherds, sheep, and angels

  • Traditional Holiday Hispanic foods including tamales, buñuelos, and champurrado 

  • Holiday music

See highlights from last year's Christmas Posada here

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

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