TEANECK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The Salvation Army Hackensack Corps is looking for a new, larger home.

The charity is currently operating out of a Teaneck church that has about a quarter of the space officials would like, Paul Valverde, the chapter’s commanding officer, told 1010 WINS’ Rebecca Granet.

“We know that with a larger space, our service will be greater,” Valverde said.

Valverde said this Christmas his chapter will distribute gifts to about 350 children.

In the past, people have come to the Salvation Army to pick up presents. This year, however, the organization will have to deliver them to those in need.

“We have made arrangements for temporary space, what we can store,” Valverde said.

Valverde said the organization wants to move back to Hackensack and would like to work with the Bergen County government to secure a new facility.

The lack of space is not the only reason the charity is looking to move, Valverde added.

“Due to the geographical location in which we’re currently in, we’re unable to provide some of the programs that would benefit the community,” he said.

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