Jung adds that every dollar that is donated goes to help a variety of programs at the Salvation Army, and specifically in Sharon, goes to fund three programs that benefit close to 300 people.
"We try to go when we know people will be there the most", Broughton said.
"So that way people will not only have the gifts for Christmas, but they will have Christmas dinner", Daniel said.
So far this year the annual collection is about $8,600 behind what was collected in recent years.
CBS North Carolina was able to collect more than 2,250 toys during Stock the Sled due to the generous donations of the community. She has been working as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army since 2005 and will finish her 12th Christmas season this year.
"Her selfless act of donating her rings and her very thoughtful note that accompanied those rings sparked something that she didn't even expect and we never could've seen coming", Forster said. "I've been doing it ever since".
Drive Sober holiday campaign to begin
The Jackson Police Department will be keeping an eye out for drunk drivers starting now and continuing into the New Year. According to transportation data, more than 10,000 people each year are killed by impaired drives across the nation.
Distribution of the gifts to hundreds of children and seniors will take place this Friday, December 16, at The Salvation Army of Tallahassee's Headquarters, located at 2410 Allen Road.
The Salvation Army says that The Red Kettle Campaign is in a State of Emergency.
To make a donation or volunteer, contact the Salvation Army at 423-764-6156 or stop by the office during regular business hours at 137 Martin Luther King Jr.
"In our counting room, we open all the different kettles and we track them by site". We get a blessing because we give.
Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson volunteered at a kettle stand Saturday at Southcentre Mall and says it's important to get out and make sure you get people in the holiday spirit. "I'm hearing lots of thank yous today, especially if they get a pink card".