Photos: David McGregor Jamila Davis, left, and Cornelia Wonoky wait in line to drop off bags of toys at Maxwell High School of Technology. The school adopted children from the Quinn House and classes raised money for gifts to give to the children.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Tis the season to give back and many have chosen to help out the many children in Mesa County who are in need of Christmas presents.
The Salvation Army has set up Giving Trees across Mesa County, ornaments on the trees are gift tags with children's names, age and the gift their family has requested.
You can be an angel to one of these children simply by choosing a gift tag, buying the present requested and then returning it to the drop off location next to the tree by Dec. 13.
"Well there's quite a bit of need this year. We've already had 1,300 families that have signed up," says Dan Wilson, Salvation Army Captain.
The Salvation Army says this year it's only 100 families away from reaching the 1,400 families they had last year, but there's still a week left for families to register and the last week is usually the busiest.
If you would like to buy a Christmas present for a children in need, you can visit one of many locations located at: Mesa Mall, First National Bank of the Rockies, Rockies Federal Credit Union, US Banks, Bank of Colorado, FCI, Inc, Academy Bank, Alpine Bank, Allure Salon, Black Bear Diner, Bocaza, Frame Depot, Fuocco Motors, Rocky Mountain Orthopedic, Tire Distribution Systems (TDS), ReMax 4000, Famous Dave's, Excel Energy, Western Slope Toyota/Ford, Copy Copy, and Lars Jewelry.