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Local Charities In Need Of Donations

By: Lauren Raymer Email
By: Lauren Raymer Email

The holiday season is typically the time of year when people are feeling generous and in the giving spirit, but some Lexington charities say that's not the case this year.

Several charities across the city say they have received little or no donations this year.

Angel trees can be found all across Lexington, but for the CASA Angel Tree, there are still many children left without a sponsor.

Debra King, Director of CASA, says it's been a slow response. CASA has 87 children on the tree, and only 27 have been taken. In the past, she says, all children have gotten sponsors within the first week.

Other charities across Lexington are also seeing a dip in donations, including the Lexington Firefighter Toy Drive.

More than three-thousand kids have signed up to receive toys in the annual toy drive, which is twice the usual number.

The drive was actually cancelled earlier this year, but was brought back after the community stepped up to help.

Now, they say they are lacking in donations, especially in books, games, and puzzles, and girl toys.

Chuck Gumm with the Lexington Fire Department says while they are thankful for the gifts they do have, they still need more.

If you'd like to donate to the toy drive, you can drop off toys at any Lexington fire station, or the building that used to be Champs Roller Rink on Palumbo Drive until December 15th. Any and all toys that are new or gently used will be gladly accepted.

You can adopt a child from the CASA Angel Tree at Crowne Plaza until December 13th.

God's Pantry in Lexington is also in need of monetary and food donations. All food donations to God's Pantry can also be given at all local Kroger locations in Lexington.


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