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Salvation Army in Northern Kentucky in need of toys this holiday season

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COVINGTON, Ky. - The Salvation Army in Northern Kentucky announced Thursday that they are in urgent need of toys this holiday season. 

The Salvation Army Community Center that serves Covington and Newport, as well as Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties announced they are in need of toys this year for their Christmas program.

This year, the Salvation Army expects to serve more than 2,200 children with some form of Christmas assistance.

"It's an important part of what we do as an organization to provide Christmas presents for these children," said Capt. Heather Holt, pastor at The Salvation Army in Covington, KY.

"Currently, our need is greater than the number of toys and gifts we've been able to collect, so we're hoping we can get the word out and people will come forward to help out."

Donations can be made at the drop off center at 1806 Scott Blvd. in Covington or at 340 W. 10th St. in Newport.

Donations can also be made by contacting the Salvation Army to 'adopt' a family or child his holiday season and provide gifts for that family by calling 859-261-0835 or 859-431-1063.

"We're reliant upon many generous individuals in the community who help us fulfill our mission," said Lt. Dennis Knight, pastor at The Salvation Army in Newport, KY.

"We're very grateful to those who are willing to come along side us as we work to bring joy to local children this Christmas."

The deadline for toy donations is Dec. 17.

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