Community members looking for a way to give back this season need look no further than local nonprofit Casa de Amparo. The organization is dedicated year-round to supporting over 1,000 children affected by and at risk of abuse and neglect, but the holiday season is an especially important time to contribute to their 12th Annual Holiday Drive. Groups, companies, and individuals are all welcome to participate. Ways of giving include sponsoring an individual Casa Kid’s wish list, providing a gift from the general wish list, or sponsoring a Casa Kid’s room. Cash gifts can be mailed to 325 Buena Creek Rd., San Marcos, CA 92069 or donated online. Gift donations should be delivered unwrapped to 203 E. Barham Dr. Suite 101. Open donation hours are Dec. 10, 11, and 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. and Dec. 15, 16, 17, and 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 18 is the last day to deliver gifts. For more information visit