We and the Children's Advocacy Center of Central Texas need your help to collect inexpensive items that can make a world of difference to abused children.

The Children's Advocacy Center provides comprehensive services and protection to abused and neglected children in our area. The kids they work with are often going through turbulent and traumatic times, and even the smallest comfort items we take for granted can have a huge impact on their well-being.

From April 2 to April 30, the following items can be donated at the sponsor locations below:

- New Teddy Bears and Plush Toys/Stuffed Animals

-New Books for Children and Adolescents

-New Toiletry Items and Hygiene Essentials

-New Blankets

-New Backpacks and Duffel Bags for Children and Adolescents

Many of the children who will receive these items are entering foster care. It can be a scary situation for a child who's entering a new environment after surviving some tough situations. We hope the people of Central Texas can help us make that transition easier to cope with.

Items can be dropped off at the following Central Texas businesses: