Lower Township Kids Christmas Program is seeking donations of food, cash and toys to bring a merrier Christmas to families struggling through hard times. The program annually brightens Christmas for an average of 200 families including 500 children in Lower Township. This year the program is far behind its goal, according to Dottie Crawford, co-coordinator of the program. Both Crawford and Dietterich retired from the Lower Township Police Department where the Lower Township Kids Christmas Program was started 36 years ago. Donations of toys and canned goods may be dropped off at Lower Township Hall, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas or Lower Township Police Department headquarters at the county airport in Erma.