MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of our generous viewers as they opened their hearts to families who aren’t as fortunate.
WSFA 12 News hosted the annual 12′s Day of Giving at the Walmart on Atlanta Highway in Montgomery Friday. We accepted donations of non-perishable food, new toys and cash.
As of 7 p.m. Friday, more than $17,700, 3200 pounds of food and 4,500 toys had been donated by individuals, businesses and organizations in our community.
All donations will benefit the Montgomery Area Food Bank, Toys For Tots and Christmas Clearinghouse.
The Montgomery Area Food Bank works to fight poverty and hunger across Alabama, serving over 300,000 people each year. The food bank and its partner distribution organizations work with more than 800 partner agencies, like churches and 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, to reach the needy in 35 counties.
The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes them as Christmas gifts to children who may go without.
HandsOn River Region’s Christmas Clearinghouse is a charitable giving program. It partners with over 40 social service and faith-based organizations to ensure the area’s families in need are screened for eligibility, checked for duplication and registered for assistance. Families in need are then matched with families and groups that want to help.
You can still donate online at the following links:
Tuesday, Wind Creek Montgomery and Wind Creek Prattville and staff from WSFA 12 News went on a shopping spree for gifts to donate.
Thursday, Auburn University of Montgomery and staff from WSFA 12 News went on a shopping spree for gifts to donate.