WEST BEND - Local organizations are hoping for a Christmas
miracle this year, as the need for help continues to rise.
"Toy donations are down this year," said Linda White,
director of the Gingerbread House, a West Bend organization which
works to provide Christmas presents for entire families throughout
While toy donations are down, the number of families in need is
Last year the organization helped 400 families, and so far they
have 500 families asking for help. That number is expected to be
higher, however, since White said families can come in right up
until Christmas Eve if they need help.
The same holds true in Hartford, which holds its own donation,
through the Hartford Christmas Project. This year, organizer Marge
Klink, said there are 40 more families in need.
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