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MILFORD — Robin, a mom of three, has identified troubled instances.

Three years in the past, she put aside her delight and turned to The Salvation Military for assist and to maintain alive the magic of Christmas for her kids, when she couldn’t.

T&G Santa has offered Christmas items to native kids in want since 1938 and the work continues as we speak with assistance from businesses resembling The Salvation Military.

Robin, whose kids are ages 14, 10 and 5, discovered herself in want after her divorce in 2018, which brought on her to maneuver again in along with her household.

“COVID made it 10 instances worse,” Robin stated. “The youngsters weren’t at school, and I didn’t have anybody to look at them, so I couldn’t search for a job.”

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The Salvation Military in Milford and T&G Santa, she stated, eased her burden.

“With three youngsters, it’s not straightforward to purchase them items, particularly with the excessive costs now,” she stated. “With the items donated, my youngsters have a smile on their faces on Christmas morning.”

The T&G Santa fund obtained $130,066 from 895 donors final 12 months, which afforded the acquisition of greater than 10,930 toys, books and items for five,000 native kids.

The Salvation Military location at 29 Congress St. in Milford was among the many dozen or so businesses to assist Santa place these items within the palms of the kids they serve.

Final 12 months, they offered vacation help to 241 households and greater than 1,200 T&G Santa items to 391 kids.

Robin’s kids have been amongst them.

This 12 months, the necessity is larger, and The Salvation Military Capts. Kevin and Kelley Polito have requested toys and books for 413 kids.

“Inflation is uncontrolled,” Kevin Polito stated. “As costs go up, it stretches the flexibility of households, who go paycheck to paycheck, to make ends meet. Extra individuals are reaching out to us for assist.”

The donated items, he stated, makes all of the distinction for the kids below their care.

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