The region's Toys for Tots foundation has already began distributing presents throughout Northern Idaho and will continue to do so through December 22nd. So far, 5,000 toys have been donated, but Region Two Toys for Tots Coordinator Jim White said they'll need about 3,000 more toys to make sure each child gets a gift this Christmas.
"We've got 5,000 and that sounds like a lot of toys, but not for everyone that still needs them," said White. "We're still filling boxes for the families."
The Valley's Toys for Tots organization provides toys to roughly 2,300 children throughout Northern Idaho. The organization is accepting new and unwrapped toys for children ages zero to 15 years of age. To make a donation, visit any Walmart or Shopko location.