The National Guard needs your help collecting toys for military families
The National Guard has been collecting toys for children from any military family for three holiday seasons now, but this is the first year they've been short on toys.
Tomorrow is the deadline to donate to the "Toys For Tiny Soldiers" campaign. Members of the guard say contributing even one gift will help.
The National Guard has collected about a thousand toys so far this year but say they are in need of more, as they had twice that amount last year.
Danielle Hindson, a specialist with the National Guard family assistance program, says the program holds special meaning to her.
"This program to me is very special to my heart. I’m all military my husbands in the military and I just want to give back to those who are struggling this year. Not just the soldiers but the families pay a price, so this is my thank you to them," said Hindson.
Hindson says last year around 90 children and their families received the donated gifts.
The National Guard is aiming to give at least three toys to each child this year.
All military families are welcome to pick up gifts with their kids this Saturday from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Readiness Center and all you have to bring is your military identification.
The "Toys For Tiny Soldiers" is in need of you help. If you'd like to donate you can drop off toys at the National Guard Readiness Center, or the National Guard Armory on 28 Road just behind Kmart.
The deadline is tomorrow at 4pm.
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