Giving back and helping others is something we should always be doing, but if you’re wanting to help out a little extra during this holiday season, here‘s how.

Lots of Lubbock nonprofits are in need, especially after the hard year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some nonprofits you can help and what they do for the community as a whole.

Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ 2nd Annual Senior Secret Santa program kicks off on November 11th. They let their clients make a wish list and the community helps adopt a LMOW client to help shop for their Christmas list. After you shop, you return all the items to the group by November 29th and the elves there will bag them up to get them ready to be delivered.

CASA of the South Plains is asking the community for Walmart gift cards so they can give them to their children in foster care for Christmas. This will allow them to pick out their own new gift since they rarely get to. If you want to donate, you can mail them or drop them off at their office, located at 1215 Ave. J, Suite 300 in Lubbock.

United Supermarkets: 

  • Lubbock Meals on Wheels Easy as Pie: People can donate money to LMOW and receive a free pie coupon to use for themselves.
  • Giving Tuesday: You can donate at any of their registers for Giving Tuesday that begins on November 30th and will go through the week.
  • U Can Share: This kicks off in early December with another week-long donation at the register campaign.

East Lubbock Art House will be doing a Family Volunteer Day on November 20th from 12-7 p.m. at ELAH. They’ll be packing art kits, picking up trash, and cleaning up as well, this is a come-and-go event.

Lubbock Animal Services’ 4th Annual Helping Paws Donation Drive starts on Thanksgiving for both animals and humans. Everything collected will go to low income and homeless folks near Christmas.

High Point Village will be a part of Giving Tuesday on November 30th. They’re also having a Celebration Gala on November 18th with about 30 individual tickets left for people to buy, and are also accepting donations for that.

The Salvation Army:

  • The Red Kettle Campaign: November 8th - December 24th from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at various locations.
  • Angel Tree Set-Up & Distribution: December 8th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 15th from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for set-up and December 16th, 17th and 20th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for gift distribution, all at 1111 16th Street.
  • Angel Tree Adoptions: November 27th, December 4th & 11th 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., with 3 to 4 hour shifts at the South Plains Mall.

Lubbock Habitat is in need of volunteers for construction projects on the following dates:

  • November 6th: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • November 13th: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • November 20th: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • December 4th: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Volunteers can come to the construction site in closed toes shoes at 4040 N. Guava and water will be provided. Volunteers will need to bring their own food if they would like to eat while there. To RSVP, contact Brittany Morgan by text at (806) 516-4502.

Unpack Ministries is putting together a shop for their kids to shop for their mothers for Christmas. They’re asking people to donate new items that these kiddos can pick out for their moms and/or dads, along with teacher gifts and stockings for their moms to give their kids. Anything you think would for that would be great. You can check out their shop and reach out to holly@unpackministries.com for more information.

Children's Home of Lubbock is collecting gifts for their kids and they made it easy for you to help. Go to their Amazon wish list, pay for the item and you are done. That simple.

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