Salvation Army's Gifts of the Season program extends sign up deadline

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and the Salvation Army is trying to make sure no one is left out.

For more than 100 years this has been the mission of the salvation army gifts of the season holiday program.

Offering toys, food, love and hope to families in Greene, and Christian County, with the help of the community.

"We have angel trees and business and individuals throughout the community that helps bring in toys and food to help us take care of those families this Christmas season," explained Core Officer Executive Director, Salvation Army, Major Butch Frost.

The program is for families with children 16 and younger, seniors 60 and up, and those who are disabled.

"It's here so they can have a great Christmas morning, so they can get up and have lunch together with their family because Christmas is all about family," explained Frost.

The Dickman Family are participating in the program this year and is looking forward to this Christmas.

"She enjoys seeing what we got. You know? It's kind of like a present, to see and look what's in there," Mr. Dickman explained.

Not only is it like a present to them, but they also say it's a great help and blessing.

"It helps us out it really does. We get food stamps, but not that many because we don't have any kids, our house is paid for, so we're not eligible for a whole lot. So, it does help out it really does," explained Dickman.

Now, the Dickman family is prepared and excited for Christmas.

"I really, really appreciate them doing it. I think it's a great deal to help people," Dickman said.

The deadline to sign up for the program has been extended until next Friday, December 7, 2018.

Click HERE for more information on how to sign up