The economic slump that has the country in it’s grip hasn’t damaged the holiday spirit or affected local agencies that distribute food, gifts and toys to those in need. The demand may have increased but the supply has also increased to meet the needs.
According to Captain Amber Boone, commander of the Salvation Army in Batavia, the contributions both monetary and toys have kept up with all the requests.
Those families needing help were given until the middle of November to sign up. They filled out an application requesting specific toys for their children and Boone said that those coming to the Salvation Army this past week to receive the toys have all left in good spirits about the experience.