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Hundreds of children receive gifts

The Charlotte County Christmas Parents held their distribution day at Randolph-Henry High School on Saturday, Dec. 7. Thanks to generous donations and volunteers the gym was filled with thousands of toys, books and warm winter coats all destined for area children.

“Saturday’s distribution day went smoothly for several reasons,” said Kay Pierantoni, who represents the Wylliesburg/Red Oak District on the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors (BOS) and is a member of the organization. “Whether you helped on the Committee, or bought toys, wrote a check or put your change in a jar … it all together made the difference.”

According to Pierantoni over 250 children were helped this year. Pierantoni said children received at least three toys, a stuffed animal, books, a stocking and a winter coat.

“It was heartwarming to see what a hit the books were,” she said. “Some of these caregivers told us how their children loved to read.”

Volunteers helping during the distribution day noted that they heard many times comments of gratitude from parents and caregivers who were grateful to the community and the organization for helping make their children’s Christmas a little brighter.