DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Fresh off providing folks a hot Thanksgiving dinner, the Durham Rescue Mission is already at work making sure kids have toys to play with this Christmas.
The group is looking for board games, skateboards – and basically if a child would want it, so does the rescue mission.
“People don’t always appreciate the poverty that does exist right under our noses. And there’s a lot of children in our neighborhoods and our area that really won’t have a good Christmas if not for the kindness of others,” said Rob Tart, the chief operating officer of the Durham Rescue Mission. “And places like the rescue mission can be a conduit for that kindness to get to them.”
The rescue mission is hoping to collect about 10,000 toys.
That would provide about five toys for each of the 2,000 children they’re expecting to help out. They could also use some extra volunteers.