Dec 18, 2012 6:00 PM by Matt Stafford
Monday and Tuesday the Salvation Army in Colorado Springs is helping more than 500 families with gifts for Christmas.
Families who applied back in October stopped by the center on Yuma Street Monday to pick up their gifts. More families will come on Tuesday. The Salvation Army distributes the presents to the parents so they can give them to the kids; local leaders feel that's very important.
Grandmother Sharon Hill, who was there to pick up gifts for her grandchildren, says she enjoys giving out the presents.
"It's just the joy of seeing them. I love it," says Hill. "When they wake me up, "hurry, Grandma, you've got to see what Santa brought!" They see all the stockings and they see everything and its like, "Okay, okay; I'm up, I'm up!" And they just, they're trying to get everybody up."
The toys given out will go to more than 1,400 children in the Pikes Peak region.