The line at Orlando’s Salvation Army Tuesday snaked out the door, around two corners and down the block as the first of 2,500 families began picking up the only toys and clothing most will be able to give their children for Christmas.
“I know my kids are going to be very, very happy,” said Jada Gonzalez, a 26-year-old Orlando mother of three who is unemployed. “Without this, I could maybe get them a coloring book.”
Instead, she carried two large sacks of clothing and new toys, including a Dora the Explorer doll and Lego building bricks.
The annual toy distribution — bankrolled through the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund and hundreds of Central Floridians who took a child’s name from the Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree” campaign — was limited only by money, not by need.Continue Reading on www.orlandosentinel.com