"They deserve gifts just like any other child does:" The need is growing to Stuff the Truck

WAUWATOSA (WITI) -- Two local groups hope to bring some holiday cheer on four wheels. On Saturday, Santa Claus and his helpers were outside Dave & Busters trying to get folks in the spirit of giving.

"They deserve gifts just like any other child does," said Sarah Benitez, with SaintA.

Benitez says two local agencies partnered together to help put smiles on children's faces this holiday season.

"JCI Greater Milwaukee is a young professionals group committed to creating positive change in Milwaukee and we have partnered with SaintA to make sure that all the children that SaintA serves is the foster care system receive a gift this year," said Jennifer Layton, with JCI Greater Milwaukee.

Generous hearts stopped by to donate money and gifts.

"I brought some toys for small child development," said Rachelle Schwenke, donating toys.

"I believe very strongly in sharing. Just grateful for what I have and I feel badly for kids who are having a really hard time," said Margaret McGuire, donating toys.

The goal is to stuff the truck with 2,400 gifts for children in the child welfare system. Last year, the groups served about 1,800 children -- so the need is growing and organizers want to see the stockpile increase.

For the kids, a small gesture can make a big difference.