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Charities trying to gather more before Christmas

Cynthia Gilchrist of Naples, drops in a donation to one of The Salvation Army's Red Kettles, at the Publix Grocery Store in North Naples on Dec. 20, 2010. The Salvation Army has said the amount of donations is down from last year so far, but said they are still hoping people will keep giving to support Collier County residents in need.  Greg Kahn/Staff

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Cynthia Gilchrist of Naples, drops in a donation to one of The Salvation Army's Red Kettles, at the Publix Grocery Store in North Naples on Dec. 20, 2010. The Salvation Army has said the amount of donations is down from last year so far, but said they are still hoping people will keep giving to support Collier County residents in need. Greg Kahn/Staff

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  • Scenes at St. Matthew's House in Naples, during their Christmas giveaway distribution line for needy families, on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. The shelter had about 500 people signed up for a free turkey, which they distributed in the Home Depot parking lot in Naples. All of the food was extra from the Thanksgiving giveaway almost a month ago. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Cynthia Gilchrist of Naples, drops in a donation to one of The Salvation Army's Red Kettles, at the Publix Grocery Store in North Naples on Dec. 20, 2010. The Salvation Army has said the amount of donations is down from last year so far, but said they are still hoping people will keep giving to support Collier County residents in need.  Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Marie Jose, a bell ringer for The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign, stands by the door at the Publix Grocery Store in North Naples on Dec. 20, 2010. The Salvation Army has said the amount of donations is down from last year so far, but said they are still hoping people will keep giving to support Collier County residents in need.  Greg Kahn/Staff
  • A donation from a shopper is dropped into one of The Salvation Army's Red Kettles, as Marie Jose, a bell ringer, stands by the door at the Publix Grocery Store in North Naples on Dec. 20, 2010. The Salvation Army has said the amount of donations is down from last year so far, but said they are still hoping people will keep giving to support Collier County residents in need.  Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scenes at St. Matthew's House in Naples, during their Christmas giveaway distribution line for needy families, on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. The shelter had about 500 people signed up for a free turkey, which they distributed in the Home Depot parking lot in Naples. All of the food was extra from the Thanksgiving giveaway almost a month ago. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Brian Elwell, executive chef at St. Matthew's House in Naples, hands a turkey to a man in line during the shelter's Christmas giveaway on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. The shelter had about 500 people signed up for a free turkey, which they distributed in the Home Depot parking lot in Naples. All of the food was extra from the Thanksgiving giveaway almost a month ago. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scenes at St. Matthew's House in Naples, during their Christmas giveaway distribution line for needy families, on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. The shelter had about 500 people signed up for a free turkey, which they distributed in the Home Depot parking lot in Naples. All of the food was extra from the Thanksgiving giveaway almost a month ago. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scenes at St. Matthew's House in Naples, during their Christmas giveaway distribution line for needy families, on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. The shelter had about 500 people signed up for a free turkey, which they distributed in the Home Depot parking lot in Naples. All of the food was extra from the Thanksgiving giveaway almost a month ago. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Volunteers for St. Matthew's House in Naples, pray before starting the distribution line for needy families, on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. The shelter had about 500 people signed up for a free turkey, which they distributed in the Home Depot parking lot in Naples. All of the food was extra from the Thanksgiving giveaway almost a month ago. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scens at St. Matthew's House in Naples, during their Christmas giveaway distribution line for needy families, on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. The shelter had about 500 people signed up for a free turkey, which they distributed in the Home Depot parking lot in Naples. All of the food was extra from the Thanksgiving giveaway almost a month ago. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scenes at St. Matthew's House in Naples, during their Christmas giveaway distribution line for needy families, on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. The shelter had about 500 people signed up for a free turkey, which they distributed in the Home Depot parking lot in Naples. All of the food was extra from the Thanksgiving giveaway almost a month ago. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scenes at St. Matthew's House in Naples, during their Christmas giveaway distribution line for needy families, on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. The shelter had about 500 people signed up for a free turkey, which they distributed in the Home Depot parking lot in Naples. All of the food was extra from the Thanksgiving giveaway almost a month ago. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scenes at St. Matthew's House in Naples, during their Christmas giveaway distribution line for needy families, on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. The shelter had about 500 people signed up for a free turkey, which they distributed in the Home Depot parking lot in Naples. All of the food was extra from the Thanksgiving giveaway almost a month ago. Greg Kahn/Staff

Charities are working right up until Christmas to get donations to needy families in Collier County.

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