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Metropolitan Ministries donation tent to remain open on Xmas Eve

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The donation tent on West Palm Ave. in Tampa will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday. The donation tent on West Palm Ave. in Tampa will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday.
TAMPA (FOX 13) -

At least one Bay Area charity is still taking donations to make the holidays a little better for the less fortunate.

Over the weekend folks gave what they could at the Metropolitan Ministries tent in Tampa. Year after year the organization helps thousands of struggling families during the holiday season.

Due to the soft economy donations are down this year. Officials with Metropolitan Ministries say they have received less than half of the toys they got in 2011.

They are in dire need of presents for infants and teenagers.

"The Tampa Bay Community is very generous and when we put the call out they respond," said Mandelyn Cloninger of Metropolitan Ministries. "We know folk's hearts are touched this time of year and they get the Christmas spirit behind them and they respond."

The group's tent at 400 West Palm Ave. will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday.

In addition to toys for the kiddies the group is looking for food donations as well.

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