We are blessed by those who have given to help our children and agency over the past 111 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 2023. We renovated Children’s Home with fresh paint. We expanded our Art Gallery wall to display our youth’s creativity. We updated our clothing shed with the kids art to make it look and feel more festive. But most of all we survived this difficult year by working hard and relying on individuals who were able to give through donations, inkind items brought to the agency, and deliveries with Amazon. We have been truly blessed to be able to keep our buildings looking warm and inviting for the children and teens. 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 on our Facebook- Children’s Aid Society of West Texas Inc pages. This is great for those who like to shop in stores and those that prefer to shop online. Any gifts are greatly needed and appreciated. 

This year Christmas will a magical experience and 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. Extra toys and gift cards help us at Christmas and also during 2024. 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

In-Kind Donations

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

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