GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — This Christmas morning, many children had gifts to open because of generous support for the Angel Tree Toy Drive.

The Salvation Army says it reached its goal of serving more than 25,000 children in West Michigan.

For many families, Angel Tree toys are the only gifts their children receive. Each year, many parents struggle to make ends meet and the holiday season can be a choice of paying bills or buying gifts for their children.

The WOOD TV8—Salvation Army Angel Tree partnership is in its 28th year. In that time, it’s estimated more than 500,000 children have received toys in West Michigan at Christmastime who would otherwise have gone without.

If you were unable to give a toy or donate to the Red Kettle, you can still help by donating online to the Kent County Salvation Army.