Supporting the mission to help local children: Giving back to the community

Supporting the mission to help local children: Giving back to the community

Amarillo, TX -  After spending money on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, the community is now asking for people to give back.

From helping victims of child abuse to those simply needing a place to stay after school, groups in our area could use your support in their missions to help local children.

CASA, a non-profit group helping children who have been neglected or abused and are now in foster care, is looking for volunteers.

"We have lots of children that need a voice in the court system. With out advocates, we can't serve the children we need to be serving," Linda Coronado said.

She says the need for volunteers is so important right now, with the demand being so high.

"Amarillo has three times the state rate for child abuse in the State of Texas. Actually we are one of the ten top counties that are under served," Corondado said.

You can also give back to kids in our community by stopping by the Maverick Boys and Girls Club.

When you head inside, you'll find over 100 children enjoying the after school activities.

But this holiday season, the Club is looking for a little help making sure there is enough supplies to make these activities possible.

"We go through the tangibles. Paper, pencils, pencil sharpeners. Those types of things. Balls for the gym. Right now we have three basketball teams going through our program and it makes practice pretty hard because we only have a few basketballs," Program Director Alise Craig told us.

Although "Giving Tuesday" is wrapping up, there are still 364 other days of the year to donate.

"We're really trying to make an impact on the kids of Amarillo so any help that the community can give us is awesome because in the end, the kids are the ones who win," Craig said.

For more information on donating to The Boys and Girls Club and CASA, you can head to the webistes below.