A lot of people have the idea that major charities are rivals competing with each other. But Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, Toys for Tots and Inter-Faith Ministries say they don't think of it that way. Instead, they say they want to help each other help as many needy people as possible.
These four non-profits teamed up for what they called a Community Day of Giving. They assembled at the Dillons store at Rock and Central to catch people going in, telling them what's needed, then hoping they come out with some things to donate.
Some people like Virginia Fabian were very generous.
"You just have to feel it," Fabian says. "I hate to think of people going hungry, and I hate to think of little kids not getting toys."
Food, toys, cleaning products are all needed in the effort to help needy families have a merry holiday season.
This was just a one day event, but these charities are hoping for many more donations in the coming days. They say need is up and giving continues to be down.