Volunteers needed for Pancho Claus event at Latino Learning Center

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Organizers who help Pancho Claus in Houston's East End said they need all the help they can get this holiday season.

Overnight, more than $300 was raised on their GoFundMe page.

"We have no major sponsors this year because of COVID-19," the page reads.

They told ABC13 they raised $20,000 by this time last year.

On Saturday, they're holding a collection box decorating party and volunteer sign up. It's from noon until 5 p.m. at the Latino Learning Center on Polk.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Richard Reyes' portrayal of Pancho Claus.

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