For the seventh year in row, the Gloucester Firefighters Union is hosting a toy drive for Wellspring House's Holiday Shop.
The nonprofit Wellspring House of Gloucester offers temporary shelter for families in need, and works with residents on homelessness prevention, emergency shelter placement and securing long-term housing.
Every year, Wellspring sponsors a donor-driven holiday store to help low-income families provide gifts for their children. This year, the holiday store will be held on Dec. 7 and 8.
"We're so thankful to the city for supporting this initiative," Firefighter Dean DeCoste said in a prepared statement. "By supporting Wellspring House's Holiday Shop, we can make a difference during the holidays that directly impacts members of our community. The toy drive is our way of giving back and spreading positivity."