Christmas Eve is coming soon and the Salvation Army Chirstmas Hampers were flying out the doors this past week.

Organizer Pamela Eisenzimmer, also known as Miss Christmas, says it has been a great year.

They have put together 300 hampers for around 1000 children in the Foothills.

"It has been fabulous," said Eisenzimmer. "I have had a great response. I have wonderful, wonderful volunteers. Everyone that has come to help out has really worked their butts off this year and really made someone's Christmas special."

She said in the end they had enough toys, even though some of them came in kind of late.

"We had spurts of toys come in. Most of the toys came in at the last part of it. In saying that we have had great reponse from all our companies and all the people we talked to about getting toys in."

They did end up with enough for the teenagers.

"There were times it was a little sparse and then we would get a load of toys come in from different donations and different groups."

She adds volunteering with the program is amazing.

"It is a wonderful experience and you get to meet some great people but it is a real eye opener. It makes you appreciate what you have."

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