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Nonprofit groups say it's hard to meet needs with so few donations

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Toys for Tots had a warehouse overflowing with toys, games and stuffed animals. But, the donations on hand weren't enough to help the 3,300 children in need. Toys for Tots had a warehouse overflowing with toys, games and stuffed animals. But, the donations on hand weren't enough to help the 3,300 children in need.
Tri-State nonprofit groups have seen a spike in those asking for need this Christmas, but find that it's harder to meet those needs with such few donations. 

One organization, Toys for Tots, had a warehouse overflowing with toys, games and stuffed animals. But the donations on hand weren't enough to help the 3,300 children in need.

Organizers say when toys ran out, they went to the store and spent more than $6,000 on additional toys because they say they'll never turn any family away.

Wally Paynter, with the AIDS Holiday Project, says the organization needs one final surge of donations to serve their families this year. 

"This is a tough year for donations, but I think people will come through, you know. I think it's a tough economic time and Christmas is sneaking up on us, but it's just a little over a week away which is why we need the community support now to make this happen," Paynter said.

The AIDS Holiday Project is wrapping gifts at Barnes and Noble to provide Christmas for 38 households this season. They say they need donations to provide Christmas for 15 more families.

For more information, head to the AIDS Holiday Project's website.

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