Youngstown organization stuffs stockings for those in need

Youngstown Helping Hands is a grassroots effort started on Facebook to help out the needy in the area. This year, the organization decided to put out a post asking for donations to stuff stockings for Christmas.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Dozens of kids across the Valley are going to get a Christmas surprise, thanks to several volunteers who are making it their mission to help.

Youngstown Helping Hands is a  grassroots effort started on Facebook to help out the needy in the area. This year, the organization decided to put out a post asking for donations to stuff stockings for Christmas.

The response was overwhelming.

The group gathered on Monday in Youngstown to stuff the stockings and get them ready for delivery.

“Just turning it around and make it good for people that are underprivileged, I mean, all of us are pretty well off, so it is something we can do to help others,” said Mark Zatdarnicky, of Youngstown Helping Hands.

Families have already been chosen, and they will pick up the stockings December 20 at libraries in Youngstown and Austintown.

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