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Carbondale Police are holding their annual Christmas store

a pile of wrapped gifts surrounded by ornaments
The gifts will be wrapped before families pick them up.

The Carbondale Police Department is having their annual Christmas store to help families in need.

The Christmas store offers coats and gifts for kids ages 1 through 10 for a nominal fee. Police Chief Stan Reno said they are accepting donations of new coats and toys from the community.

"So they can bring donations into the police department Monday through Friday from 8 to 4. They can also go to city hall civic center and drop off donations there during those same hours," Reno said.

Due to the pandemic, shopping will be done online, with families choosing toys and coats over video, and picking them up outside.

Anyone who thinks they may qualify for the program or wants to recommend a family for the program can contact the Carbondale Police Department for more information.

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