12th Annual Teen Christmas
To provide new clothing for impoverished teenagers at Christmas.
Mobilize giving individuals to provide funding for the purchase of new clothing at Christmas. Qualified teenage individuals are given a shopping opportunity and allowed to make the selections for themselves at Sears store Westgate Mall.
TEEN CHRISTMAS was founded in 2005. It became obvious to Clint Walker while volunteering with The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program that there were a number of teenage individuals that did not qualify for the Christmas gift programs which focus on children ages 0 – 13. In sharing these concerns with others, his friend Paul Rose spoke about another community he knew of that started a Christmas giving program for teenagers 13-18 for the very same reason.
The first outreach for TEEN CHRISTMAS was a huge success. Over the months following the Holidays an amazing group of giving individuals came together and volunteered their time and talents, formalized the program, and began to raise funds.
TEEN CHRISTMAS is an All-Volunteer Organization (AVO). All services are provided by volunteers and not by any paid staff.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR THEIR GIFTS
Cross Texas Transmission LLC * Five Dog Solutions LLC * Burkett Outdoor Advertising
B&W Battery * Access Credit Union Associates * Walmart 45th & Coulter
Amarillo National Bank * Chase Bank * Bryan Townsend * Rodney Newberry
Ron & Peggy Rhea * Jenny & Helen Blanton * Jack C Thomson & Son Paint
Steven Niehaus * Amanda Soukup * Don & Vannett Field * Jeannine Bevers * Jewelry Doctor
Precepter Omicrow Zeta Chapter Beta Sigma Phi * Dennis & Natalie Stephenson
Mr. & Mrs Marshall Martin * Benjamin & Jan Weber * Emily & Ed Simmons * Marie Kachiros
Leslie O' Loughlin * Chase Bank * Betenbough Homes * Education Credit Union * Patty Wills *
* Laura Woods * Sandra Jenkins * Coralea Kiefer wild 104.3 * Joe and Terri Burnett *
Burkett Outdoor Advertising is a great partner with Teen Christmas who also promotes Teen Christmas on 3 of their electronic billboards.
Thank you to our friends at Cross Texas Transmissions for helping our teenagers for a second year.
Kieth presenting a check from the Access Community Credit Union Employees to Clint of Teen Christmas. This is the second year Access Credit Union Associates has supported Teen Christmas.
Jake with Betenbough Homes presenting a check to Teen Christmas, here's a big "thank you" to all of the Betenbough Team!