We are blessed by those who have given to help our children and agency over the past 107 years of service. The community’s ongoing compassion for the youth in our shelters is truly something to feel thankful for this holiday season.
The Children’s Defense Organization reminds us that every 47 seconds a child is abused or neglected. Every 29 seconds, a child is born into poverty. In Texas more than 100,000 youth ages 7-18 run away annually. Our community realizes crisis services are needed. Our supporters want to help children facing abuse or homelessness feel safe again; and we appreciate those acts of kindness.
Much was accomplished in 2020. We renovated the Library with donor in-kind furniture support. We expanded our Art Gallery wall to display our youth’s creativity. We updated our clothing shed with volunteers and donor support before the pandemic started. But most of all we survived this difficult year by working hard and relying on individuals who were able to give through Amazon and items shipped to the agency. We have been truly blessed to be able to keep our buildings looking warm and inviting for the children. Donors make such a difference in these many projects. God Bless you for your help each year!
This year more than ever I am looking for elves donate money or gift cards, or items to help make Christmas a magical memory that the youth can cherish. You can be a part of that dream. The children who live in our shelters range in age from 2 year through 17 years. This year we want gift cards from Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Mardels, Academy, Dollar Tree, 5Below, Target, Walmart, Big Lots, Books-A-Million, SAMS, United Market Street, Papa Johns, Braums, McDonalds, Chick-fil-A, Dunkin/Baskin Robbins, Sonic, Dairy Queen, Taco Casa, Whataburger, or AMAZON.
Look for specific needs or wish lists below or Facebook- Children’s Aid Society of West Texas Inc. This is great for those who want shop but are busy or would like a no contact option.
This year Christmas will look different I’m certain but Santa will find his way to the shelter with your kindness. We are trying to work on our wish lists, keeping in mind our numbers change all the time and we can even get kids in on Christmas day. So extra toys and gift cards help us at Christmas and also during 2021. Most importantly believing in hope and that life can be better is the best gift of all!
Ways to HELP….
Donate by Mail or Donate Online
Mail your check or money order to the following address or go online. Please do not send cash.
Online Giving: www.caswt.org
Mail In Giving:
Children’s Aid Society of West Texas Inc.
1101 30th Street
Wichita Falls, Texas 76302
Tribute/In Lieu of Gifts or Christmas Cards
To make a gift, in honor or memory of a loved one, you can do so by making a note to “Make this gift in Honor or Memory of someone” with your donation. Please give us the NAME and ADDRESS of where you would like your card sent.
Personal or Workplace Giving – Donate Monthly- Online or through Payroll Deduction
We are BLESSED to be a part of the Hands to Hands Community Fund monetary giving campaign which provides monthly support to our agency. It also helps 7 other organizations. You can choose our organization through designation or help ALL 8! Visit –Hands to Hands Community Fund to make a monetary donation: https://www.hthcf.org
We accept in-kind donations. To find out the specific items that are being accepted contact the office at 940-322-3141.
If time or distance limits your ability to contribute but you want to donate an in-kind gift for our youth, consider reviewing our gift list on AMAZON, Target, and Walmart. By selecting a gift through this catalog, you are contributing resources to help our Children’s Home and Teen Shelter youth.
We updated our Amazon List for Christmas, take a look! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/4NG4G9JU71IA?ref=cm_sw_sm_r_wl_mw_Nsp7fWluj5Vt0
We just registered at Target for some our Shelter Christmas Wish List Items, click to see! https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/2da42f803e2047229d5b6cf9d20fdb75?ref=grshare_grandapp
Children’s Aid Society Walmart Wish List – products to support a great cause. You can view it here: https://www.walmart.com/registry/registryforgood/3e394509-3b20-4f37-8192-6b79cdd38c3e/view
Christmas Needs List
- Hair Accessories, Toiletries, Make-Up –All Skin Tones, Shower/Bath Sets, Body Spray (Boys and Girls), Deodorant
- Craft Kits and Art Supplies (Gift Cards Hobby Lobby/Michaels/Mardels)
- Toys for ALL ages– Lego Sets for Boys and Girls, Multicultural Dolls & Barbies, Remote Control Cars and Toys, Sports Balls, Hot Wheels, Marvel Avengers and DC Items, Sonic and Pokémon, Princess Items, LOL Items, Dinosaurs, Hatchimals, Star Wars Items, Harry Potter Items, Minecraft Items, Beyblade, Race Track /Slot Car Set, Polly Pockets, Trolls, My Little Pony items, Craft Kits, Model Car Kits, Jewelry Kits.
- MP3 Radio Players and Ear Buds, Jam Boxes and Head Phones
- Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D)
- Journals, Drawing Pads, and ART Supplies or KITS, Canvas Board or Panels All Sizes and Colors, Acrylic Paint, Sharpie Sets All Colors, Diamond Painting Sets, Model Car Kits, Craft Kits-Slim, Jewelry, Rock Painting, Paint By Numbers, Fashion Portfolio Sketch, DIY Kits, Sand Art, String Art, Sequin Art, Glass Stone Art, Loom Art, Latch Hook Art, Plush Crafts, Mosaic Crafts, Wood Car Kits, Sun Catchers, Dream Catchers, Water Globes, Science Kits, Puzzles.
- Board Games (all ages), Card Games & Dice Games
- Sports Balls for every Sport
- New Bikes- Toddlers to Teens, Big Wheel, Cozy Coop Cars, Scooters or Razors Ride On
- Arcade Style Free Standing Video Games (Pac Man, Arcade1 Frogger, Arcade 1 Space Invaders, Atgame Ledgends Ultimate Home,
- Gift Cards for Restaurants (Ice Cream, Fast Food, & PIZZA)
- Gift Cards for Outings (Skating, Golf, & Bowling)
- Gift Cards and more- (Amazon, 5Below, Dollar Tree, Walmart, Target, Claire’s, Academy, TJ MAX, ROSS, Kohl’s, Books-A-Million, Sikes Mall Gift Cards)
Your help makes this happen and we THANK YOU for your generous support!