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Season of giving: Salvation Army still needs Angel Tree donations

Posted at 10:09 AM, Dec 16, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — It's the season of giving and the Central Kentucky Salvation Army is giving back to even more families this year. This week, volunteers are busy in Lexington bagging up toys, clothes, and other gifts for the Angel Tree program.

“Regular year, we're looking at about 3,500 to 3,600 kids. This year, we're at over 4,800 kids,” said Maj. William Garrett.

While Garrett says they assumed the need would be greater this year, they didn't know exactly what to expect. The community has been giving, though.

“It’s things like this and a community like this that really comes together that allows families to, even in a year of COVID, find a little bit of normal and a little bit of hope,” he said.

Some donations are still needed though before distributions begin Friday. The organization is looking for clothes for all ages and gifts for teens.

“Electronics, hair stuff, if it's a wallet or a purse, something like that, or clothes,” said Garrett. “If you just see a really cute outfit and you're like, 'Some kid would love this,' we'd love you to buy it and bring it right over here to the distribution center.”

Donations can be brought to the old Walmart building at the corner of Man O' War Boulevard and Richmond Road. They must be dropped off by noon Thursday.