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Downtown Women's Center in need of holiday donors

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Amarillo, TX - Many people in the panhandle are still in need of assistance during the approaching holidays.

Since 1989 the Downtown Women's Center has been providing housing and services to overcome homelessness and addiction, and they are still in need of help to provide Christmas for the families they serve.

Stephanie King is now back on her feet after going through the program at the Downtown Women's Center. It has helped her more that she ever could imagine.

"It's helped me out so much. I mean they've helped me with everything in my life. I had nothing. They helped me regain everything back in my life. So, it mean more to me than anything right now. I couldn't be happier," King says.

But she isn't the only one DWC has helped. They've helped give King's children a Christmas.

"For Christmas, they provided things for me, presents for me and my children. And being that I can't provide for my children right now, they give them more than. You know it just means so much to them," King says.

DWC executive director, Diann Gilmore, says it's the children who are important this holiday. This year they have more of them.

"It's not so much more families as families with children I think is what the main situation is for us," Gilmore says.

Gilmore says they still have the same number of donors as previous years, but are in need of more to help out those extra children.

"Our donors are still there, that they can't do quite as much as they have been able to do in the past. I think it's the economy. And just, things are just a little different than when I was younger doing this exact same thing," Gilmore says.

Those families helped out by the DWC do not get holiday assistance from other programs. Every bit of support is needed they say.