Local toy giveaway benefits families in need

by: Jerrita Patterson Updated:

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Parents began lining up early Wednesday morning to collect Christmas gifts for their children.

More than 2,000 kids and 500 families will benefit from a toy drive held Wednesday at the Neighborhood Christian Centers.



One by one, families were escorted into the NCC Toy Store and picked one large and two small gifts. Spearheading this massive undertaking is Neighborhood Christian Centers CEO Ephie Johnson.

"This is huge. The Neighborhood Christian Centers is so proud to be able to serve our neighbors in need," said Johnson.

The Neighborhood Christian Centers aims to serve many people with various needs. The Toy Store is part of NCC’s Annual Compassionate Christmas Countdown which includes food baskets and services provided by NCC, each year, since 1989.  

“I'm very passionate about people, and I wanted people to have the opportunity to have anything we would have,” said Johnson.

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