Economy strains many area charities
Donations about the same, but demand is up locally
STERLING – Some local charitable organizations are seeing an increase in need and decreases in funds as they try to get toys into the hands of children in need or otherwise serve people who are struggling.
Jim James is local coordinating officer for Dixon Area Toys for Tots. That organization has received requests to give toys to 600 children in Lee and Ogle counties, double the 300 children from last year, he said.
The economy is the reason, James said.
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