A mother of six who once relied on the Last Minute Toy Store to help provide gifts to her children is now giving back to the cause and volunteering her time.Volunteer Lashanda Harris has always loved Christmas time and says nothing makes her happier than helping parents make their kids' wishes come true. "I have six kids of my own and I just want to come out and help out," she said. Harris told Nashville's News 2 the Last Minute Toy Store is place she holds near to her heart since the store was once her salvation. "It can be pretty expensive if you have six kids and to go somewhere and for someone to help you out for free is a blessing," she said. Now after finishing up shifts at her job at UPS, Harris puts in a few extra hours at the Last Minute Toy Store to show her gratitude towards the cause. The Last Minute Toy Store, located at the Sixty-First Avenue United Methodist Church is in its 20th year providing free gifts to low income Davidson County families. Upward of 20,000 toys have been donated to this year's cause, and the effort will serve about 5,000 children.For more information visit LastMinuteToyStore.com.
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