BURLINGTON, N.C. -- A Triad church wants you to "Catch the Christmas Spirit" by donating sports items to help keep the kids happy and active.
Rev. Cynthia Cummings and her daughter Cammie Cummings joined WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain on the Good Morning Show to talk about the donation drive.
"The purpose of the event is to encourage physical activity but to also meet a need," explained Cammie Cummings. "We know that a lot of children go without receiving Christmas gifts so we want to provide them with a gift that actually encourages them to go out and participate in physical activity."
Crossover Fellowship Church in Burlington is collecting basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, kick balls, jump ropes, Frisbees, socks and apparel.
"We know that Nike Elite socks are a hot commodity among children and teenagers right now. We're collecting socks or any kind of designer socks to make the kids feel encouraged to engage in physical activity," said Cummings.
Rev. Cummings talked about the giveaway on December 21, 2013. "Everybody is involved. The whole family because adults will be able to move about and do little activities along with the kids. It's just going to be a wonderful, fun and friendly day."
The Love Project and Crossover Fellowship Outreach are collecting sports items through December 19, 2013. You can drop them off at State Farm located at 2607 Randleman Road in Greensboro and also at Crossover Fellowship Church which is located at 1237 East Webb Avenue in Burlington.
You can also donate online at the group's gofundme website, by clicking here.
WFMY News 2