Life is a struggle for many families living in unincorporated communities along the border called colonias. It's a constant grind that includes working long hours with short pay in an effort to put food on the table. Efforts to provide beyond that often fall short in this poorest part of Texas. High inflation has made the situation that much more desperate.

This year, you can make sure children in Rio Grande Valley families have a merry Christmas.

Purchase toys, blankets, First Step Kits and more for families. Every dollar donated will be used to buy items that will be distributed by a Texans on Mission mission team. Last year, Texans on Mission volunteers blessed more than 500 families across the Rio Grande Valley. Shop from the list below or order a toy from a pre-approved Amazon Christmas list.