Christmas for Kids in Williston provides hundreds of children in need with toys

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Williston, N.D. - Williston's Walmart is normally cart-to-cart shoppers on a Sunday but that's after 12 p.m. Not so Sunday morning, particularly in the toy section.

Walmart opened its doors early for a special cause. Over 75 volunteers with Christmas for Kids navigated through aisles of toys and clothes for children in Williston who are in need.

One of the founders of Christmas for Kids, Randy Parpart says the program has grown over the past 22 years, both in the number of volunteers and the number of children that'll be getting much needed clothing and toys picked just for them.

The volunteers get a list and a budget, and then personally choose the items for each child.

"We're shopping for 231 children today, I'm sure we'll get about a dozen more between now and Thursday when we wrap at Triangle Electric," said Randy Parpart, Christmas for Kids treasurer and co-founder.

Parpart says volunteers will be wrapping the gifts for the children this Thursday. If you'd like to help with Christmas for Kids, you're asked to drop by Triangle Electric this Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

We'll have more on this story later this week.