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Here's how you can help those in need this holiday season

Several charities need donations and volunteers to make this year a special one for Coastal Bend kids.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — This holiday season may be even harder for those that struggle to get by year-to-year. The coronavirus pandemic has increased unemployment, including here in The Coastal Bend. 

If you have enough to give this holiday season, here are some local charities that are accepting donations. 

Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi 'Community Christmas'

For 54 years, Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi has given out Christmas baskets to those in need. This year, volunteers are needed to help put the baskets together. 

If you'd like to help, click here.

The Salvation Army Angel Tree

Adopt an angel on the tree and make a child's Christmas brighter! Every year, The Salvation Army helps put Christmas gifts in the hands of over 1,300 Coastal Bend kids. Adopt an angel here.

Toys for Tots 2020

Toys for Tots distributed almost 50,000 toys to Corpus Christi children in 2019. They are back this year and are taking donations. You can request a toy, apply to become a toy drop-off location or donate here.

Texas Rangers' Jose Trevino and Westside Helping Hands 4th Annual Toy Drive

On Saturday, Dec. 19, drop off a toy at Westside Helping Hands, 3146 Highland Avenue, and be entered to win one of several autographed Jose Trevino memorabilia items!

Young Heroes of the Guard Christmas Toy Round-Up benefiting Driscoll Children's Hospital 

Texas Toyz is partnering with the Texas State Guard for this year's Toy Drive. Texas Toyz is one of the drop-off locations for the Young Heroes of the Guard Christmas Toy Round-Up. All the toys that are donated go to the patients at Driscoll Children's Hospital.  

For the latest updates on coronavirus in the Coastal Bend, click here.

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