"As a parent with two young kids I can't think of a worse feeling than not having toys under the Christmas tree that morning."
Rep. Kevin Brady made stops at several agencies today.Î¾ The first was Montgomery County Youth Services.
"We're being part of this toy drive and we're encouraging other families there's still plenty of time to identify a local toy drive and help out."
John Bracken is director of the agency.
"Every year we run what we call a holiday project and we sponsor kids that are part of our services and we're just seeing a tremendous increase in the number of request this year."
Bracken says when times are tougher than usual it's not just an increase in demand that's the problem.
"We are seeing a decrease in donations, probably about a 20% decrease in donations this year."
Brady also visited the Salvation Army and the Society of Samaritans in Magnolia to encourage those who can to find a local charity this holiday season and support it.