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Donations Needed For Toy Drive

It might be the season for giving, but more and more Central Kentuckians are having to look deeper in their pockets if they want to donate.

As Meteorologist Lauren Raymer explains, the lagging economy is taking its toll.

The Lexington Fraternal Order of Firefighters toy drive is underway.

And after nearly 80 years of serving kids they say this year, some may not get their holiday gift.

"Last year we had a slew of boxes, but donations have slowly but surely started to increase, but we're no where near where we need to be, we're short on bicycles and infant toys, books, and games."

Firefighters say more families than ever are signing up to receive toys from the drive, the only problem is that there are rows of empty boxes and they are worried there won't be enough toys to go around.

"We're looking at serving 4,000 kids where we only served 1,200 last year."

Officials are still holding out hope more donations will come in.

The toys will be distributed to families on December 13th at the former Champs roller dome on Palumbo Drive.


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