Charitable Outreach

Each month, Fort Bliss Spouses’ Association highlights an eligible organization. We use our monthly socials as a means to share more with our membership about the organization and its immediate needs as far as requested donations.

If you would like your organization to be considered and wish to learn more about this outreach program, please contact

Charitable Organization of the Month:


The Child Crisis Center of El Paso is The FBSA's September 2021 charitable outreach organization. During the month of September, The FBSA is asking our community members to support The Child Crisis Center of El Paso by donating items below at our September Social or to the donation box at the Fort Bliss Thrift Shop. The thrift shop is located at 801 Chaffee Rd and is open Tuesday - Saturday 9:30am - 3:30pm. At this time they’re only accepting new donations of:

  • New Children’s clothing: sizes Newborn to 12 years

  • Infant blankets

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Non-perishable food items

  • Disposable Diapers

  • Baby food, formula and wipes

  • Household cleaning supplies

  • Garden and landscaping equipment

  • Soaps, toothbrushes, and personal care items

  • Hair care products: brushes, combs, ethnic hair products, shampoo and conditioner

  • Art supplies

  • School supplies: pens, pencils, notebooks, crayons

  • Backpacks

  • First Aid Supplies: Band-aids, Neosporin, Q-tips, ice packs, liquid Motrin, Cough syrup)

  • Office Supplies: Copy paper, paper clips, liquid paper, file folders, staples)

  • Towels


The Child Crisis Center of El Paso (CCCEP), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, began in 1980 with a heartbreaking story continues to be seen in children at our shelter today.


On October 13th, 1973, a two-year-old boy was taken to William Beaumont Army Hospital. He was crying with pain, vomiting, was malnourished, and unable to walk. Doctors soon discovered that he had had a fractured skull only one month before.   The child’s parents couldn’t explain any of the injuries.  The boy recovered from a coma that he fell into, but had lost his sight and is blind to this day. That little boy was the grandson of our founders, George and Mary Russell. Our founders’ tragic experience of child abuse in her family led her to be determined to prevent other children from suffering such unnecessary harm.  That same determination is found within our staff and has led our agency to develop a comprehensive approach in preventing child abuse and neglect.


The Child Crisis Center now has a long history of providing crisis shelter care to young children, newborn through 13 years in our Circle of Love Nursery and Children’s Shelter.  The Center continues to develop progressive and innovative approaches to working with families and children.  Other communities in Texas have called upon the Center, requesting advice and assistance in establishing similar programs.


Services are provided to families throughout the El Paso community, regardless of residency, income, age, ethnicity or culture.  The range of services runs from immediate crisis intervention when a family is facing an emergency to longer-term education.  Homeless families, families facing medical emergencies, long-term chronic health problems, substance abuse issues and families with incarcerated persons are all served on a daily basis.

In addition to the shelter, the Child Crisis Center has a menu of programs that aim to proactively curb the proliferation of child abuse and neglect.


Learn more at: Child Crisis Center of El Paso

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2021-2022 Charitable Organizations

This year The FBSA is asking for your help to support the following organizations. Donations can be dropped off at The Thrift Shop, Tuesday - Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. The Thrift Shop is located at 801 Chaffee, Fort Bliss.

  • ​September 2021:          Child Crisis Center of El Paso

  • October 2021:              Operation Allies Welcome

  • November 2021:

  • December 2021:

  • January 2022:

  • February 2022:

  • March 2022:

  • April 2022:

  • May 2022: