Nearly two dozen foster children in Lee County will have a brighter Christmas thanks to several agencies working together to collect toys.
The Leesburg Police Department, Lee County Sheriff's Office and Chamber of Commerce have been collecting toys from residents over the past few weeks.
They used trucks and trailers to haul the toys and bicycles to the Division of Family and Children Services office.
"They're not at home with their family at Christmas. Their foster parents do a great job with the kids, but they're not at home with their family. And that's one reason we started doing this years ago," said Leesburg Police Chief Charles Moore.
"I know at the beginning we were a little worried about how much we were going to get this year because everybody is struggling," said Sgt Daphne Lindsey with Leesburg Police. "But our community is an amazing community, they've done a great job. We've got way more than we expected this year."
DFACS will distribute the gifts to about 20 Lee County children in foster care.
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