(WICHITA, Kan.) — Hundreds of boys and girls may go without Christmas toys this year, the Salvation Army says it still has around 400 unclaimed angels on its trees.
"The need is huge this year," said Craig Plank the Director of Development and Communication for the Wichita Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army has seen a 30% increase in the demand for toys this year. They went from helping more than 8,000 kids last year to just more than 11,000 this year, an unexpected increase.
"It's down to the wire we need people to act now," Plank said.
The Salvation Army can only hope last minute shoppers stop at the Angel Trees in both the Towne East and Towne West malls and buy a few extra toys. the deadline is approaching and the Salvation Army says besides toys, it also needs volunteers to help distribute them.
To donate or volunteer to to www.ringbells.org or call (316) 263-ARMY.