Many families in our area are struggling to put food on the table for their families and with Christmas around the corner, its become more difficult to afford gifts for the kids.
An organization in Pike County wants to make sure every child has presents to open up this Christmas. Toys for Kids Pike County and tri- state started collecting last month. The local Toys for Tots chapter in the area closed down. That means more parents needed their help to give their children a Christmas to remember.
Directors from the Organization say they were overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from the community. Collection boxes were setup inside local business and senior complexes in Pike County, Montague NJ and Port Jervis New York.
When the group went to collect the boxes, they were filled to the brim with toys. Thousands of toys were collected and over 60 gift cards for the older kids.
The organization says no child will be on Santa's naughty list this year, every family was able to take three toys for each of their kids because of the large number of donations.