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Palacios Area Fund has several ongoing projects throughout the year which support our mission and invest in the community. 

Operation Santa Claus


Palacios Area Fund’s Operation Santa Claus is the largest and oldest nonprofit food and gift outreach program in Palacios. Since 1985, Operation Santa has been providing a full holiday meal and distributing wrapped Christmas gifts to community children, families and many senior citizens that are in need during the holiday.

With charitable donations received from caring and generous individuals, businesses and organizations, Palacios Area Fund can provide for these needs. Operation Santa Claus averages close to reaching over 100 households and 300 individuals each year.

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Breakfast with the Stars

The Palacios Area Fund hosts a unique fundraiser for children of all ages.  With assistance from the Art, Theatre Arts, and Cosmetology department students and staff of Palacios High School, families were invited to come spend the morning strolling around to meet and pose for pictures with 19 of their favorite characters and local celebrities. The magical morning included pictures, autographs, door prizes and lots of smiles. Many local business and individuals sponsored the event making it fun for everyone.

Planks on the Pier

Planks on the Pier

Planks on the Pier, a project of the Palacios Area Fund, is a lasting way to honor and memorialize people and events most important in our lives. 

Pick a beautiful day to stroll down the Old Pavilion 4th Street Pier to enjoy both the past and present represented in each plank. 

Planks can be purchased through the Palacios Area Fund. Contact Sally Kurtz at 361-972-3960 to order yours. 

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Let us help you invest your money wisely and put it to work in the Palacios Area. We can help you identify a gift to fit your goals. Together we can make a significant impact on our community. There is power in planning!

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