Christmas and the holiday season are coming fast and this tends to be the time of year we really look to reach out and help others. A local charity went viral after social media showed just how much they needed this year.

The non-profit organization "Things of My Very Own" in Schenectady provides "crisis intervention services to children impacted by abuse and neglect," according to Spectrum News.

They collect toys and other basic needs all year long but near the holidays, they're always looking for more to make Christmas a little more magical for the children. Every year, the children write down what they'd like for the holidays on a tag and people can take a tag and donate items for the kids.

This year, they moved some of the tags to Facebook and one, in particular, went viral. It said "I'm a 10-year-old boy I want school snacks so I'm not the only one not eating during snack time at school. I wear a size 12 and I like Pokemon." As you can see, these tags aren't necessarily just Christmas presents, but basic necessities that they just can't afford. Most importantly, "Things of my Very Own" wants the community to remember that buying snacks is great now but they need these things year round.

You can drop off donations at "Things of My Very Own" at 249 Green Street on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00AM-12:00 PM.

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