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(KSL News) -- Sub for Santa has reached its goal in spite of a tough start. Yesterday we told you how a local Sub For Santa program was closing early because it didn't have enough donations. But after the word got out, the community mobilized.
As of yesterday the United Way of Salt Lake had only raised about $7,000. Today hundreds of more sponsors signed up.
Jennifer Andrs, United Way Marketing Director: "We're still tallying up, but we're looking at probably $15,000."
The United Way says without their Sub-For-Santa there would be nothing under the Christmas tree for these children.
And we just found out that today's donations will be enough. The remaining 800 children that did not yet have sponsors will now get their Christmas.
Last year, the program sponsored about 1400 kids. This year that number has grown to 1600.