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Toys for Tots helps hundreds in Chattanooga

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UPDATE: It's the season for giving, and people in Chattanooga are helping hundreds of families this holiday season.

Puzzles, dolls and coloring sets are just a few of the hundreds of toys filling the tables and floor as organizers sort presents.

"We're just so happy to be able to embrace the family and be able to help them," Takeyta Young, who is helping organize toys, said.

Workers are helping spread joy to Chattanooga families by filling bags with toys. The toys are Christmas presents for more than 200 families.

"Honestly, I’m just shocked right now,” Carmen Jones said as she picked up gifts. “I'm overwhelmed really."

Jones is getting holiday help from the program for the first time.

"I just started back working. So, this helped me out," she explained.

The gifts from Toys for Tots means her 3 kids will have presents to unwrap Christmas morning, something she didn’t think would be possible. So to her, that in itself is a gift.

"It means a lot to see the smile on their face, to see the happiness they feel,” Jones said. “To know they'll have something."

She isn’t alone, more than 700 toys were donated. Jones can’t help but feel blessed as she watches workers sort toys.

"I'm kind of speechless,” she said through laughter. "This is one less thing I had to worry about. I'm happy.”



PREVIOUS STORY: Hundreds of toys will be given out to families in need Wednesday.

Workers sorted more than 700 toys that were donated through the Toys for Tots program on Wednesday.

The donations will help give Christmas to more than 200 Chattanooga families, that’s roughly 100 more families than last year.

Each child in a family, up to 16 years old, will get 3 toys and stocking stuffers. 
 

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