Angel Tree Toy Drive wraps up for this holiday season

Posted at 5:39 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 18:39:48-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Salvation Army will be able to help over 1,000 families this holiday season with children 15 and under in need.

KMTV along with Jensen Tire and Auto partnered with the Salvation Army to collect gifts for children through their Angel Tree Toy Drive.

Jennifer Noble and Stefany Webb along with their co-workers were able to pool together enough to buy 600 dollars worth of gifts to give this Christmas. "It's so good to give back in ways that they don't have that I may have a little bit to spare," said Noble. It's that little bit that can make a big difference in someone else's life.

Jensen Tire and Auto district manager, Corey Swanson said this toy drive is something they hope to be a part of for years. "The customers absolutely love it, they are bringing in toys every day, I just can't believe how the community rallies together on these events and it's just something we really enjoy being a part of," he said.

The goal is to make the holidays special for those that may not have thought there would be anything under their Christmas day. "Toys on Chirstmas day be a luxury to some but to the salvation army and to our partners we don't want anyone waking up on Christmas morning without something under the tree," said Susan Eustice, director of public relations for the Salvation Army.

Families will be able to start shopping for gifts on the 18th through the Salvation Army's Toyland Days.