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Christmas is just 25 days away and many families are finding it difficult to make ends meet from month to month. For some of them, the funds won’t stretch far enough to include gifts for their children this Christmas.
“So far we’re doing pretty well on food donations, but we are badly in need of toys. The Toy Store here opens on Dec. 17 and we have only had about 50 toys donated,” said Salvation Army caseworker Judy Zilliox.
The Angel Tree has been set up at Richmond Wal-Mart where shoppers can pick a child, purchase a gift or a gift card and leave it there, or drop it off at Salvation Army.
“We’re expecting anywhere from 300 to 400 children this year to provide for before we’re through,” said Zilliox.
Zilliox expressed her thanks to all who have donated food, gift cards and toys so far, and hopes the generosity of the community continues through the holidays and beyond.