FLINT (WJRT) (12/20/2018) - Thursday was a bright and merry day for dozens of people as the Salvation Army helps them prepare for Christmas morning.
With the help of generous community members, this year's holiday will be a little brighter for so many families.
"My three boys will probably fight over who gets to sleep with it," said Paige Handy, who picked out a giant teddy bear and other gifts for her children.
She took home several gifts that will make Christmas morning brighter.
"My 2-year-old loves anything that he thinks is cool and my 1-year-old is just always happy," Handy said.
Keeping her three boys happy is Paige's first priority. It is also something the Salvation Army wants to help with in any way that they can.
"Things like that just make all the effort that has gone into it so fulfilling," said Major Kathy Hellstrom with the Salvation Army. "It is such a blessing to see them so thankful for everything that we can do for them."
While the organization continues to help thousands of people year-round, they say without the generosity of community members none of this would be possible.
"Were just so thankful to the community who has been so generous with monetary donations and giving things for Christmas town," Hellstrom said. "So were just very thankful that we can partner with so many groups and individuals to help make someones Christmas a little brighter."
While all the toys are already being given away, the community can still support the Salvation Army by donating to the red kettles around town through Christmas Eve.