Money raised by the Chuck Williams Auction helps supplement for what items aren't donated for the toy drive...and that void is particularly large this year.
"As far as the toy load we're probably looking at about half of what our toy load should be," said drive organizer John Durr.
And Durr says the concern ultimately is providing for all the families on their list.
"Even just putting up Christmas decorations and not knowing what you're going to put under that tree. Not knowing if you're have anything to put under that tree."
"It's not discouraging, I can say it's a little disappointing. It's very understanding, it is hard times, we can see that with our sign-ups, the amount of people that we have. It's just real tough times," he added.
With ten days in the firefighter toy drive left, and the auction on Sunday, they are asking those who might have a little extra to give to those who aren't as fortunate.
"It doesn't have to be a business owner, it can be someone at home. They may have something at their house that's just sitting around that they no longer use. It doesn't have to be new, it could be something that's used that still has life in it," said Durr.
He says all items are welcome for this auction but added larger items like appliances and furniture are what they're hoping for.
To learn more about what you can donate, call 859-994-8133.
You can donate toys at any Lexington fire station.
The Chuck Williams Auction will be Sunday starting at noon.
There will be a chili lunch and the actual auction will begin at 2 p.m. at the North Pole warehouse at 990 Nandino Boulevard.