Community Santa assists families that may have hit a struggling point whether it be financially or otherwise. According to Community Santa Executive Directors Betty Albrecht and Carol McMillan, over 600 families are eligible this year to benefit from Community Santa.

Community Santa relies on donations of toys, books and games to distribute to those in need. This week is a big push for donations, and both Betty and Carol know with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and other holiday sales, you're going to more than likely be shopping. This year, they have struggled to find farm-themed toys for little kids to play with, and board games are a big need too.

They are thankful for people like Dale Malone and Dukes & Boots for doing the bike project and Brian's Gym for are looking for sports type items such as footballs, soccerballs and frisbees. They also appreciate Bryant Motors and Walgreens forholding a Stuff The Truck event this last weekend.

Better Country, KIX 105, 92.3 BOB-FM and Newstalk 1050 KSIS are putting a big emphasis on board games. You can drop off the board games in studio at 2209 S. Limit, or at any of the Community Santa boxes that you see in local stores. Carol and Betty also accept cash donations and checks at the Community Santa workshop located behind the State Fair Shopping Center behind Bing's and KMart.

I hope you take up the idea of donating this year. I've learned if you make it a family effort that it can become an enriching experience. Please get your donation in before Dec. 10.

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