Salvation Army in Naples prepare gifts for families in need

Reporter: Nicole Lauren
Credit: MGN

As the holidays approach, some families worry about providing gifts to their kids and family members. The Salvation Army in Naples, is doing their part to make sure no family in need goes without.

6,000 kids will be receiving gifts this year in Collier County thanks to the Salvation Army, and this isn’t something that just happened over night, or even in the past month.

The process to collect gifts began back in February, and they setup their toy shop in October.

When families come in to the shop, they say how many kids they have, then they are vetted to make sure they are in financial need.

After that they five the Salvation Army a list of what their kids want for Christmas, and volunteers say seeing the kids faces, make it all worth while.

“It just offers a little bit of hope. We understand that a gift isn’t going to solve all the world’s problems, but we do understand that it can bring joy and hope to a family on Christmas,” said Captain Annie Bridges.

The final day to drop off donation is Friday, Dec. 14, and if you do want to drop off any items, gifts for kids aged 10-12 are the most needed.

Distribution of the gifts begins Dec. 17-19.

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