TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Vigo County CASA organization is asking the public for help in providing gifts this Christmas to area youth.

The program is currently serving over 1,200 abused and neglected children in the Wabash Valley area. In order to help these children, CASA has set up Christmas trees at various locations around Terre Haute.

People are being asked to take a tag from a tree they see and buy a $20 gift. Then, by Dec. 13, you are asked to turn that gift into the CASA office in the Vigo County annex.

Glenna Cheesman, Director of the Vigo County CASA, said this is a great way to give back to the community.

“Being a victim of abuse and neglect, sometimes the hardest thing is to just be a child,” she said. “This gives us the opportunity to look forward to somethings tat’s positive and fun and to just be a child.”

The trees are located at the Vigo County Courthouse, the annex, Grand Traverse Pie Company, Top Guns, Panera Bread, the Vigo County library and at the Meadows.