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This year be a KSAT 12 Holiday helper by volunteering your time to some of the organizations below. You can also help by donating gifts and other items they may need. Thank you for being a KSAT 12 Holiday Helper, part of the KSAT Community project in participation with University Health System.

Seton Home

The Seton Home helps teens who are homeless or need help as they become new parents. They need items that can be used in their transitional housing. Twin size bed sheets, covers, kitchenware and toiletries will be greatly appreciated. contact the Seton Home at (210) 533-3504

Clarity Child Guidance Center

This holiday, help the Clarity Child Guidance Center by donating clothes, toys and gift cards for boys and girls ages 3 to 17. The center provides evaluations, medication management, individual and family treatment for children and adolescents. For more information call them at (210) 582-6442.

Family Violence Prevention Service

This year Family Violence Prevention Services needs gift cards, clothes and toys. Your donation will help provide safe shelter for women and children subjected to violence and abuse. It will also help single mom families transition to self sufficiency. Call them at (210) 733-8810.

Boys And Girls Club
This year become an honorary member of the Boys and Birls Club of San Antonio. The annual membership of just $50 will help support a child's after school program for a year or let them participate in a summer program. To find out more, call them at (210) 436-0686.

Arms Of Hope
The Arms of Hope assists children and single mother parents avoid homelessness, abuse, poverty and neglect. They don't receive federal or state grants and rely on individuals, businesses, civic groups and foundations for funding and support. This year you can help them out by sponsoring a child for the Holidays. Contact Carla Parker at 830-522-2210 to find out more about this wonderful program.

Jefferson Outreach For Older People
A great way to help out the elderly this holiday is to donate to the Jefferson Outreach for Older People. For just $20 you can feed one person for a week or five people a day. Jefferson Outreach helps keep seniors happy by making it possible for them to stay at home. They could also use help delivering holiday meals. For more information, call 210-734-5016.

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives
Help Roy Maas Youth Alternatives by creating an activity or sponsoring a cabin event. Activities like bowling, going to the movies or a resident pizza party goes a long way in helping to build self esteem for these wayward kids. Call Jennifer Sarias at 830-816-2425 to find out how you can change a child's life today.

Arc Of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio needs help with creating sensory items made of wood, bells, material, and things with different textures. This hands on learning helps individuals build life skills and helps them become more self sufficient. Call 490-4300 for more information.

Child Advocates San Antonio

Child advocates of San Antonio helps about a thousand children each year. This year they would like a holiday gift for everyone of their boys and girls in need. Another way to help this year is pledge $90 a month. This will support a child throughout the year. Call 225-7070 for more information.

Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities of San Antonio provides clothing and food to 25,000 people annually. Make a difference this holiday by donating beans, rice, cereal, canned meats and other non-perishable food items. They could also use books and toys. you can contact Catholic Charities at (210) 222-1294.

Rise Recovery

Rise Recovery home of the Palmer Drug Abuse Program, helps teens, young adults and their families recover from the damaging effects of substance abuse. This year they could use help with getting gas cards to be used to transport people to and from their counseling and support group meetings. Call them at 227 2634.

St. PJs Children's Home
You can help out St. PJ's Children's Home this year by donating $30 to $40 for a grocery stipend. This stipend will be given to teens who are ready to transition to living on their own. Give these teens a good head start as they learn to become self sufficient. Contact St. PJ's at 533-1203.

Southwest Outreach For Older People
The Southwest Outreach for Older People helps seniors make their medical appointments. When seniors have no transportation, a volunteer driver will pick them up, wait in the waiting room and then return the senior back home. It's a real lifeline for the elderly. Call 210-558-0007 to volunteer today!

SA Pets Alive

Animal Defense League

Humane Society

If you are thinking of giving a pet for christmas, think of adopting one from one of San Antonio's local pet shelters. SA Pets Alive, the Animal Defense League and the Humane Society are great organizations and a perfect place to start looking for a dog or cat.