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Help Wanted!

July 29, 2014

It’s that time again, time to make a difference in our community, and we need YOU!  

The Library will host a donation drive to benefit the Concho Valley Home for Girls/Children’s Emergency Shelter and collect much needed items for their facilities.  This organization provides care for girls in foster care, emergency services for children ages 0-17 who have been removed from their homes, and offers a transition program for resident maturing teens that prepares them for continuing education, entering the workforce, and obtaining necessary skills to become successful, independent adults.

This community organization supplements the exhausted state funding and relies on donations in order to meet the needs of these children. The Child Protective Services Overview for 2013 provides statistics showing the number of children included in the case load of Child Protective Services.  Of the 66,398 confirmed cases of abuse and neglect of a child in 2013, 30,740 of them were placed in foster care.  These children often arrive with nothing so the foster homes and agencies assume the responsibility of providing care, clothing, and other items they crucially need. This is where YOU can join us to help these children on their journeys of healing and recovery.

Wednesday July 30 through Wednesday August 6 the Porter Henderson Library will host a donation drive for the Concho Valley Girls Home and Emergency Shelter. Please bring items your donations to help our local children being cared for within these homes to the Library’s Learning Commons. 

The following is a list of items requested by the homes:

Boys/Men’s Clothing

Socks and Underwear for all ages

Infant/Toddler/Children Clothing

Hygiene Items


Small Household Items for transition teens moving out

Office Supplies for the main office

Cleaning Supplies for the homes

We truly appreciate your generosity in joining us to help these children in need.  If you have any questions, or would like to speak to someone about this drive, please contact Autumn Barnes at or call 325-486-6539.