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Group collects Christmas toys for local families

Staff Report

A local non-profit organziation has stepped up to the plate for the holiday season to aid local underpriveleged families.

Courtney Thornton is with Unity ITC, who devised the project.

"My wife and I started it," said Thornton. "It stands for Understanding Needs Improves Tomorrow's You.

"We wanted to take on five families this Christmas season and try to help them provide what they already had. With the Lord's blessing, we were able to provide 13 families. That's 37 children. It was awesome."

A variety of toys were collected by members of the community to help make the season a little brighter.

"They pulled together and provide some of the bigger ticket items. It's been a blessing."