Details on Salvation Army's Christmas dinner

The toys were divded into sections depending on age

The toys were divded into sections depending on age

The coin was apparently donated in a Red Kettle used at the Hubbards Lane Kroger location.

It is the season of giving, and one Oklahoman gave a little bit more than expected this Christmas. The tally is a jump at this time over past year and the Salvation Army's red kettle program is operating only three days a week instead of six days a week like it did in 2016.

"We like to give a donation to local charities around the holidays", GPH marketing manager Katy Denny said. "We can't do this without volunteers, there is just no way", Stewart said. "The Salvation Army is extremely grateful for the Phoenix Convention Center, our corporate partners, generous donors and dedicated volunteers... all without whom this dinner would not be possible".

"It's not going to be like what it's been in years prior because there's so much online purchases", Hughes said.

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The Salvation Army of Greenwood - which also serves Abbeville, McCormick, Laurens and Saluda counties - isn't the only corps where donations have dropped. It is the last day of the campaign as the kettles aren't put out on Sundays.

Money raised through the "Red Kettle" campaign goes to providing meals to area families on both Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as facilitating "adoptions" so children younger than 12 years old will receive gifts on Christmas morning.

"Some of our individual kettles have increased, from an individual kettle base from a year ago", Hughes said.

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