This year, 2600 area kids will have a merrier Christmas, thanks to Catholic Charities' Toys for Tots gift drive. Kathryn Stolpman is the Emergency Services Manager of Catholic Charities in St Cloud. She says 500 more kids will receive gifts this year, as compared to last.

Toy collection ended last Thursday, and now the Catholic Charities team is busy getting the gifts organized and ready for distribution in time for Christmas day.