CLEVELAND - Families got an early start Christmas today at the Salvation Army's Christmas Distribution.
Parents got the opportunity to choose a toy for any child under the age of 12.
"In the past volunteers packed presents for the families but this year by allowing parents to choose a toy, it gives them more ownership and a feeling that the gift is from them because they chose it personally for their little one," said Major Lurlene-Kay Johnson, Divisional Secretary for The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland.
More than 3,000 families, including 8,000 children, will get help from the Salvation Army this holiday season.
Distribution will also take place tomorrow and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families must preregister and make an appointment.