WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — Parents in the Willimantic area are breathing a sigh of relief Monday night. Last week, it looked like the Salvation Army wasn’t going to have enough toys for the families it serves this holiday season.
They were more than 100 toys short, so they put a call out for help, and Santa’s helpers delivered…literally.
Organizers tell News 8 donors came from all over the state and even from across state lines. One Hartford man donated 50 basketballs. They tell us parents are grateful they will be able to keep the magic of Christmas alive.
Capt. Carmen Victoria Colon of the Salvation Army, explained, “It’s just a grateful feeling. A satisfaction feeling and knowing that we have done our part that on Christmas Day, there are children that are going to wake up in the Willimantic area that are going to open up and have a Christmas toy.”
Colon added, they’re even able to give out extra toys now because of all of the donations.