DEWEY BEACH, Del. - The town is partnering with Cape Henlopen School District for the fourth year to give presents to families in need. People can symbolically adopt the children on the town's website and help buy some of the presents that they're wishing for. Dewey Beach is also collecting items to fill stockings for soldiers.

"This year we have about fifteen children on the list," says Mayor T.J. Redefer. "There are three children who have still not been adopted yet."

Redefer says those who wish to adopt a child can go to the town's website for the list. There they'll find out what each child needs and wants. "They'll buy those gifts and then we take them to the school district for the delivery portion of that," says Redefer.

Stockings for Soldiers is in it's 16th year. Dewey Beach is joining the cause for the first time. "For 15 years now they've delivered over 106,000 stockings for soldiers, men and women and K9's around the world."

The elves at town hall will collect gifts for cape families through December 9th. The deadline to drop off gifts to fill stockings for soldiers is November 20th.