Editor's note: For these 12 days before Christmas we will be recognizing individuals and groups who make the holidays better for others. This is the sixth in a series.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Santa Claus hired some new elves this Christmas season to help bring joy to 52 boys and girls in the Eastern Panhandle.
For decades the Salvation Army of Martinsburg Corps has been distributing Christmas stockings full of toys to needy children in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties.
This year the Piece Makers Quilt Guild of the Eastern Panhandle and the Martinsburg Women's Club pitched in for the first time at the suggestion of Helen Freese, a member of both groups.