A range of San Antonio-area government agencies, businesses, churches and organizations are offering opportunities to give back to individuals and families in need this holiday season.

Empower children

Child Advocates San Antonio

CASA supports children involved in the child welfare system. CASA will hold its annual holiday gift drive to benefit local youngsters in need.

  • Donations accepted through Dec. 1: various items meant to support babies and teenagers, art supplies, gift cards, electronics
  • 1956 W.W. White Road, San Antonio
  • www.casa-satx.org/holiday-drive

City of Shavano Park

Shavano Park City Hall is a drop-off point for toy donations as part of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys 4 Tots program.

  • Donations accepted: new, unwrapped toys at the City Hall foyer between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 7
  • 900 Saddletree Court, Shavano Park
  • 210-493-3478

San Antonio Police Blue Santa

San Antonio Police Department’s Blue Santa is accepting applications for any family needing assistance through Dec. 10.

The program provides donated Christmas gifts for free to select applicants, who can sign up in person at any SAPD substation or calling SAPD or contacting the program’s website.

Human services

Clear Light Coffee Co.

Clear Light will host a food and toy drive to benefit the San Antonio Food Bank, the nonprofit Feeding Texas and Christus Children’s Hospital.

Customers will receive 20% off their purchase for any donation. Anyone donating three food items will receive a raffle ticket to win a gift basket filled with Clear Light merchandise.

  • Donations accepted: new, unwrapped toys and/or nonperishable food items through Dec. 22
  • 2191 NW Military Highway, Castle Hills
  • 210-272-0039

Feed the hungry

Concordia Lutheran Church

Concordia will host a food drive to benefit the San Antonio Food Bank from Nov. 26-Dec. 3.

  • Donations accepted: cereal, pop-top food items, full canned or boxed meals, rice, beans, chili, soups, canned lunch meats, pet food, and/or baby food and diapers
  • 16801 Huebner Road, San Antonio
  • 210-479-1477

San Antonio’s Gotcha Covered

The Gotcha Covered event organizers will invite community members to donate canned food, clothing, toiletries, personal hygiene products, and more to help individuals and families being served by Haven For Hope, Battered Women & Children’s Shelter and the San Antonio Food Bank.

  • Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • Park North Plaza Shopping Center, 842 N. Loop 410 W., San Antonio
  • www.gotchacovered.org