• What is HANK?


    HANK stands for "Helping Abused and Neglected Kids" and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation established to do just that - help kids who have suffered abuse and neglect.


    HANK was conceived and formed by John & Debbie Southwell of Hondo, Texas. John & Debbie were volunteers in the CASA program working with abused children through the Bluebonnet Children's Center in Hondo, Texas. As a result, they discovered many needs that these children have which are not being met - things that other children take for granted.


    HANK was designed to work very closely with the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and Bluebonnet Children's Center, which includes the Tri-County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program and the Children's Advocacy Center, to help provide these items when other resources are not available - items such as beds, food, clothing, sporting equipment, band instruments, Christmas and birthday presents, school supplies, graduation invitations and photos, class rings, etc.


    Each year there are over 250 children in Medina, Uvalde and Real Counties who have been removed and are in the care of DFPS. These kids need our help - and your donations will provide that help.