Deadline Approaching for Pantex Christmas Project
October 1 is last day for families to apply to Pantex assistance program
AMARILLO, Texas – Needy families in the Texas Panhandle have only a few days left to apply for the Pantex Christmas Project, which every year selects more than 50 families to help during the Christmas season.
Any family needing assistance should fill out an application, which can be picked up at any school counselor’s office, public library or online at www.pantex.com and submit it by October 1. Interested families can also call the Project hotline at 477-5533.
For nearly 60 years, Pantexans have generously donated their time, money and gifts to the Christmas Project to help out those in our communities who are less fortunate. The Project started in 1955, assisting two families who needed assistance buying gifts for Christmas. The project has grown over the years, with donations granting the wishes of 117 children and 12 elderly adults last year.
“This is such a rewarding project to work on, and we look forward to it every year,” said Christmas Project Treasurer Laci Hays. “For so many of us at Pantex, the holidays just wouldn’t be the same without the Christmas Project.”
The Project receives referrals from many sources, including schools, churches and childcare facilities.
Pantexans purchase a complete outfit and gifts for each child. The Project also purchases a complete outfit and a necessity bag for each family, using money raised through a variety of fundraisers. The presents and other donations are delivered to the selected families and a huge holiday carnival is given for the families and volunteers to bring them together at Christmas time.
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) operates the Pantex Plant, located in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, under a single contract for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. Pantex and Y-12 are key facilities in the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, and CNS performs its work with a focus on the performance excellence and the imperatives of safety, security, zero defects and delivery as promised.
Pantex Christmas Project Hotline
Office (806) 477-3794