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Donors answer call to help United Way give local kids a nice Christmas

The United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is looking for donors and sponsors to help local families this holiday season. (WKEF/WRGT)

UPDATE: Generosity from people around the Miami Valley means 68 local kids will have something under tree this holiday.

The United Way of the Greater Dayton Area informed FOX45 that all of the remaining children who were in need of being sponsored for the season, have since found a sponsor.

Following an earlier story this week on FOX45, The United Way of Greater Dayton says it had about two dozen individuals and entities call in to help.

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(WKEF/WRGT) -- United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is looking for donors and sponsors to assist 68 children in the community this holiday season. The Greene County Christmas Assistance Program helps connect nearly 400 children with community sponsors who buy gifts and winter clothes for children in need.

"A lot of the families are on fixed incomes and may not have the resources to be able to meet the needs of their children," Nicole Switzer, Director of the Greene County Branch of the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, said. "Caregivers listed three wishlist toys wishlist toys and then coat, shoes, glove and hat sizes for the children."

But one company isn't able to sponsor as many children as it has in the past, so there are still 68 kids without a sponsor.

"It is an immediate need because sponsors are going to drop off the gifts at the end of next week," Switzer said.

Any companies or individuals who are interested in sponsoring a child for assistance through the Greene County Christmas Assistance Program can email NicoleS@Dayton-UnitedWay.org or call (937) 225-3015.

You can also visit their Facebook page.


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