CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- The United Way's Giving Tree has extended its deadline for donations.

They are in need of donations for teens, both boys and girls ages 13 to 18, and adults.

The donation deadline has been extended a week.

All donations should be delivered to United Way's Volunteer Center, 630 Market St., Chattanooga, TN 37402 by Tuesday, December 20

The Giving Tree helps families who are unable to meet agency program registration deadlines and who have adult age children who do not qualify for any program assistance.

These families are referred to "The Giving Tree" for last minute help through United Way's 211 Call Center.  Last year 79 families received last minute assistance through this volunteer effort.

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