BOISE, Idaho — The holiday season is upon us.

It may seem a little early but December will be here before we know it and there are a lot of kids in the Treasure Valley who need help this Christmas.

St. Vincent de Paul kicked off its annual toy drive Saturday.

The organization is asking for new, unwrapped toys, and you can drop them off at any one of the St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores.

The toys are for kids ages two to 18, and organizers say teenagers are often overlooked. Gift ideas for them could be headphones, makeup kit, food gift cards, backpacks and grooming kits.

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St. Vincent de Paul says the need this year has greatly increased as our community continues to grow.

“So, we have helped 2,300 kids last year and this year we think it is going to be double or more, we have gotten a lot of demand on our help line for the toy store and that’s what we are asking for, for our toy drive,” said Katie Boyer with St. Vincent de Paul.

When you bring in a donation you will also receive a 50 percent-off coupon for St. Vincent de Paul's thrift store.