McClelland School, fourth grade student council members Noah Nizami, 9, right and Julia Paulman, 9, along with other student council members stuff pillows into pillow cases in the school's lobby Wednesday December 10, 2014 in Pueblo, Colo., as part of a school-wide pillow drive. The pillows were donated to the Pueblo CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for children. (Bryan Kelsen, The Pueblo Chieftain)Gold: CASA of Pueblo

130 W. Abriendo Ave., (719) 583-6326

CASA of Pueblo has been supporting a strong advocacy for abused and neglected children in the community, which makes it one of the best assistance programs in the area. CASA is supported by volunteers who serve as judge-appointed activists to speak for a child’s best interest in legal cases involving abuse and neglect. This organization is always accepting new volunteers and offers informational orientation sessions to generate a strong support system in the Pueblo area for youth in need of assistance.

Silver: Marva STARS Spectrum

28955 Cordo Lane, (719) 248-0001

Bronze: Boys & Girls Club of Pueblo

635 W. Corona Ave., (719) 564-0055