(WICHITA, Kan.) — Family after family is asking for help this Christmas. Some Wichita charities say the need is greater than ever, and because of it they're making a change.
"It was painful, there were tears when I didn't know if they would have a good Christmas," said 28-year old Tina Walker.
For Walker, the decision to ask for help was a hard one.
"I didn't want to ask for help, but it was the thought of my kids not having anything this Christmas that did it," Walker said.
Walker has a 4-year old boy and a two year old girl.
"He's into cars and she's into princesses," she said.
Both Walker and her fiancé recently lost their jobs and don't have enough money for Christmas.
That's why she decided to register for Operation Holiday, a program that takes applications for Toys for Tots.
"There's a great need in our community this year and we're trying to help as many folks as possible," said Leslie Church, the Associate Director of Development for Operation Holiday.