The Salvation Army are looking for people to donate new unwrapped toys, food or toiletries.
A spokesman said: “I know that this year has been difficult for us all but there are people in our communities that have been hit more than others. Why not share a little bit of love to others and make their Christmas special too.
“If you are able to donate that would be fantastic.
"Thank you for all the support you have given already, we could not do this without your help.
“As a Salvation Army we have been serving our community in Gainsborough for 135 years.
"We have a long tradition of supporting local families in need throughout the year and in particular at Christmas with the provision of toys and food parcels
“Working closely with local schools, social services and other agencies, we are able to identify families struggling 'to make ends meet' and give each child a toy parcel.
“This year we anticipate the demand will be greater than ever.
“Thank you to all who have supported us in the past.
“Would you be willing to create Christmas for a child by donating?”
Ways to donate include taking a present or donation to the office in Beaumont Street, Gainsborough, between 9am and 1pm on Monday, Wednesday or Friday or visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gainsboroughsa to make a donation online.
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