Act now to give help, receive it from Noel Project

These collection boxes will be at Huntington Bank branches in the Toledo area.

For 30 years, the Noel Project has helped local families give their children a special Christmas celebration.

This year, The United Way of Greater Toledo and The Church on Strayer are teaming up with Huntington Bank to encourage you to donate new toys to help in their effort.

They say the need is great and your help is in high demand.

"We don't keep anything for expenses. We pay all of our expense otherwise. So everything you've given, every toy, every bicycle, every dollar given goes right to those families," said The Church on Strayer Lead Pastor Tony Scott.

"Unfortunately it's a very difficult time and a tough year so we need folks to say they need help quickly so that we can get them as much assistance as possible," said United Way of Greater Toledo President and CEO Bill Kitson.

If you need help, call 211.

If you'd like to give help, you can drop off donations at Huntington Bank branches or Urban Active Fitness Centers.