Toys are in short supply for Tucson's needy children

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - The Salvation Army, Northwest Fire District firefighters and Miracle on 31st Street still are collecting toys for the Tucson area's needy children.

The economy has many families asking for help for the first time.

The Salvation Army is collecting clothing and shoes too.

It especially needs items for older children, 10 to 14 years old.

Also on the list, more toys for children, zero to two years old.

The Salvation Army also is asking for toys for girls, ages 9 to 11, and clothing for children ages 3 to 8.

The Salvation Army has its Angel Trees at Tucson Mall, Park Place and Foothills Mall.

Just pick a tag off the tree.  It has a child's gender, age and wish.  Buy the gift and place it, unwrapped, in the box by the tree.

Northwest Firefighters are collecting new, unwrapped toys and donations for the Community Food Bank at all their fire stations.

Miracle on 31st Street will have its annual party at Tucson Electric Park, but it is seriously short of toys.

Drop donations at the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 4420 E. Speedway, suite 101.

The Hispanic Chamber is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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