KOAM ToyBox distributes to First Christian Church in Baxter Springs

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. – Lot’s of people look forward to the holidays, but this year Christmas is going to be hard for families struggling to make ends meet.

There are over 300 kids in need in Cherokee County alone this year, but, on Tuesday, we were able to help out thanks to your donations.

We distributed dozens of toys for kids of all ages, and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office helped us unload the sleigh.

Families will get to pick up toys this week at First Christian Church in Baxter Springs.

The pastor there says there’s more need now than ever.

“I know that in my congregation, and in other congregations around our community, it’s just become a ‘let’s spend our money on our needs and as much as we want to be able to provide a good Christmas for our kids, we’re not sure we’re gonna be able to do that,'” observed Pastor Cody Graves with First Christian Church.

“Hopefully, everyone who donates, everyone who supports this program, when they’re celebrating Christmas, Christmas morning, they know there’s another family in our community having a special Christmas thanks to their generosity,” said Sheriff David Groves.