Christmas will be a little brighter for some families served by the Samaritan Center in Jefferson City.
For the past 11 years, Santa's Workshop has helped brighten the Christmas for children across the area, by giving two new toys valued at $10, books, hat, gloves or scarf and a game for the family to share.
The program is open for clients of the center who live outside of Cole County. Cole County families are eligible for other Christmas programs.
Melinda Metz has been coming to the Samaritan Center for a variety of needs since the economy began to cause employment issues at home.