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Watershed provides toys for 2,000 families, more needed

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(KATV) The Watershed is a Christmas miracle for families unable to afford to put gifts under the tree for their kids. The non-profit works tirelessly year round to help families with food, clothing and bills but this is their busiest time of year and they are still in need of donations.

Monday, December 23 was all about the kids. At the Watershed, the day before Christmas Eve is known as "Toy Day" and it is made possible because of monetary donations.

Starting at 5 a.m., a line stretched around the Watershed. It is estimated 2,000 people will pick up toys for good boys and girls.

James Benner says, "It is a difference between paying my bills or not" He is in line, getting toys for 6 grandkids. "The first thing I am going to do is wake up that morning and thank God." He says he will explain where the gifts came from. "You should give back. It isn't about just getting, it is about giving back too."

We all know Santa has a workshop at the North Pole, but the Watershed comes close.

Donations are still rolling in. Little Rock's chapter of the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters brought bikes.

Richard Anderson has been bringing inner city taekwondo students for the past 25 years. He says they can't help financially but they are all healthy and able to volunteer. "They will forever remember what they did today. They will be looking forward to do it next year and next year and next year."

Reverend Hezekiah Stewart with the Watershed smiles, "These are people just doing for others. No strings attached, love going around and that always grips my heart."

Need: Rev. Stewart says they need money to buy more toys. On Christmas they will cook for about 3,500 people. They need delivery drivers, cooks, servers, chicken and side items.

Contact: Watershed (501) 378-0176 Address: 3701 Springer Blvd, Little Rock

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