This is the most wonderful time of the year. We are getting ready to have our Thanksgiving meal this week however different it may be this year. Then we will be on our way to all the Christmas goodness.

The one thing that hasn't changed is the needs of many non-profits. They have all been hit hard this year. They still need our help. Here is where this years The Panhandle Gives is here to help. This kicked off a few years ago and what a blessing they have been for many non-profits.

They kicked off again yesterday and you can follow their progress a few different ways. You can see the billboards all over with the running total. You can also check it out HERE. Or follow them on their Facebook page.

How can you help? Well it is the time to give. So you can head over to a few banks and donate direct. You can go by the Panhandle Happy State Banks, Amarillo National Bank or FirstBank Southwest and make a deposit directly to the non-profit of choice. You can also donate online HERE. Again you will need to choose the non-profit to help out. They are all there for you to choose from.

So as we are looking into our hearts and wallets at this time of year now is the time to come together as a whole and help out. The Panhandle Gives is a great way to do just that right now. Several businesses are also matching the funds so here is a way to give and have the money doubled.

So make this time of Thanksgiving and thinking about others and don't miss out helping The Panhandle Gives and watch how many of your neighbors step up to help too. It is a great time of year.

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