JOPLIN, MO.--- A few hundred kids will have toys under the Christmas tree thanks to the generosity of the Four States. A Christmas toy distribution was held at the Carthage Salvation Army. More than 300 kids were signed up to receive two toys a piece. Many of the parents say times are tough and they can barely pay the bills, much less buy Christmas toys. Organizers say the numbers are similar to last year but they are seeing a lot of new faces asking for help. Several parents we talked to can't imagine a child going without toys at Christmas time.
"I couldn't imagine them waking up without presents under the tree. That would break my heart. I don't want to think of that," said Becca Taylor, Shopping for Two Children.
The Salvation Army relies on donations to make the toy distribution happen each year.
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