Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:41:32 GMT — Over the past seven years Teen Christmas has been keeping teens warm.But, this year Teen Christmas is in need of your help to continue their program."We have enough right now as of yesterday (Nov. 17th) for 136.5 kids," said D.J. Stubben of Teen Christmas.Teen Christmas is expected to serve 400 teenagers this year, and with the shopping day, Dec. 15th, fast approaching donations need to come in."I don??t want to fail these kids, and I??m really hurting right now wondering if I??m letting anyone down," said Stubben.Walmart and the Salvation Army have teamed up with Teen Christmas to help the kids.Walmart is excluding sales taxes for the kids when they come to shop with their 50 dollar vouchers.The program does more than help keep them warm , it teaches them how to view the community."Some of these kids who??ve gone through our program in the past, now after seven years they were teenagers then now they??re grown-ups and they have let us know that their lives have turned around because of this gift from the community. It can make such a difference on how they look at the community, how they view their neighbors."Money for Teen Christmas can be donated to both Access Credit Union locations, Interstate State Bank on Coulter, and also at the programs website, www.amarilloteenchristmas.com, there, they have a secure way of payment. The $50 sponsors one child and 100 percent of the donations goes to the kids. ??
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