CRANDON - The holiday season came a little early this year to charities in Forest County.
A team from the Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel delivered toys and essentials to charities around Crandon.
Donated toys went towards the Associated Banks Giving Tree Program.
A spokesperson from the bank gave a statement on behalf of the donation.
"Associated has been a coordinator and sponsor of the Giving Tree since it began in 1994," the statement said. "We are proud of our friends, neighbors, and colleagues in Crandon who willingly donate toys to children in need, it is exciting to see the increase in donations year after year."
The group not only donated toys but bought supplies from Schaefer's Market to donate to other charities and non-profits around Crandon.
One of those organizations is the Forest County Humane Society.
Humane Society director Angie Schaefer said it makes her feel good to know the community supports their cause.
"It just makes you feel good that you know the generosity of people and humanity that they're thinking about you," said Schaefer.
The group also donated food and hygiene items to NEWCAP.
Marketing Director Petra Nielson said she appreciates the generosity of her team and their efforts.
"To see this kind of generosity, above and beyond what's been shown to me personally, makes me even that more proud and humbled to work for such a great organization and a great tribe," said Nielson