Incredible family collect more than 5,000 Christmas gifts for families in need

A kind-hearted family has turned their home into a Santa's grotto after collecting 5,000 presents to dish out to those who are struggling.

The Smiths have gone on a gift-giving mission after trying to do something good at Christmas.

Initially, they wanted to try to fill 60 stockings with presents and drop them off at a local charity.

But things soon escalated – and Nick, partner Jess and their children quickly found the presents kept on arriving.

The family have over a million followers on TikTok and used their influence to drive their idea.

The gifts are ordered through an Amazon wish list before they are sent to their home.

Nick then takes them to the Salvation Army, where the presents have to pass a 48-hour quarantine due to coronavirus.

So far, they have taken in more than 5,000 – and the pile is just getting bigger and bigger.

Now they take delivery of hundreds of boxes every day and the fantastic family have been absolutely overwhelmed with the response their idea has received.

Dad Nick told LADBible : "We've got a bit of a following on TikTok now – so I bought 60 stockings and I said I was going to fill them up and if anyone wanted to get involved to let me know.

"It all just went from there really!

"It's more the fact that everyone has come together and done this – that's what has got us There's over £50,000 worth of stuff that's been bought, there's over 5,000 presents."

There was one very special Santa who helped their cause with an incredible donation.

Nick added: "Someone donated 2,000 gifts, from a storage unit. The lady used to buy surplus stock from shops, so it's all brand-new in boxes and she got in touch and said if we can clear it out, we can have it.

"The major thing for me is the response from everyone else – it's been a really hard year for everyone and the people who are donating are the people that have been affected; the people that haven't got much money.

"That part of it is what makes it so amazing. It makes us feel so proud of everyone who has got involved."

You can find out more about their crusade or donate here.

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