Christmas Connection volunteers say donations are down this year. Rows of shelves are bare, and many boxes are empty. Volunteers say some people may not receive the gifts they usually do because of the lack of donations.
Will Blanton, a Christmas Connection volunteer, said, "Right now we've got enough to do maybe about 100 cases and we've got a little over 700 right now coming in so we're down on everything. We're down on food, we're down on clothing, linens, and toys for the kids. You name it, we're down on it right now."
Fewer donations leave many volunteers with nothing to do but sit and wait.
If you would like to donate to Christmas Connection, the center is located on Tharpe Street in the old Winn-Dixie store at the corner of Old Bainbridge.