BELVIDERE -- Many local charities are hurting this holiday season. Some Belvidere churches can relate and could use the community's help.
Evangelical Covenant and Open Bible Church say the annual Joy of Christ Toy drive has started off a little slow.
Other charity groups are also experiencing a lag in giving. Some believe it's because of the late start to the holiday shopping season.
Volunteers say even a small gift could make a world of difference for child.
You can drop off toys for children up to 16-years-old at several