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are hundreds of households in northwest Ohio that need help providing for the
holidays. The Lucas County Children Services does their part to make sure every
child they work with has something to look forward to this Christmas, but they
has teamed up with LCCS to conduct a massive toy drive.
Quimbaya is a case worker for the LCCS. He says he enjoys being a case worker
now more than any time of the year because he gets to deliver gifts to the
children and families he works with.
real, real appreciative," he said. "they're open to and cooperative more at
this time, especially when they are being assisted by getting gifts for the
children. It's a good time for the family."
need is greater this year than last. In 2012, LCCS gave presents to 1,200
households. This year they expect to help 1,500.
response has been tremendous, and we know that Toledoans are incredibly
generous and when they're asked, they really come out and do right by our kids,"
said Julie Malkin from LCCS.
not too late to help. They are still looking for gift cards for teens, bike
helmets, baby clothing and baby items.
agency works hard to make sure the kids are safe, but this goes the next step,"
Malkin said. "This makes sure that the kids are happy and have great holidays
like every other kid should have."