Christmas donations are up in DeKalb Co.

Christmas donations are up in DeKalb Co.

Christmas will be brighter for more than one-thousand children in DeKalb County.

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Christmas for Kids Program headed up the operation, which benefited 430 families.

Leaders say people continue to bring in donations and toys, and they are still trying to fill applications throughout the day today.

They say it would not have been possible without the generosity of community businesses, civic organizations, churches, and individuals.

Despite a sluggish economy, donations have significantly increased from last year.

The DeKalb County Sheriff's office also expressed appreciation to members of the reserve and mounted units and other community volunteers who donated their time working on this program.