From the Heart hosts holiday toy giveaway

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Gifts await their recipients at the From The Heart Christian Women’s Ministries toy giveaway at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Anza Thursday, Dec. 19. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
Amid squeals of joy and oohs and ahhs, hundreds of toys were handed out at the annual From The Heart Christian Women’s Ministry toy giveaway at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Anza Thursday, Dec. 19. After weeks of preparation, the hundreds of donations, with many hours of organizing and wrapping, the gifts were ready to for the eager arms of over 500 deserving local children and teens. Organization for the event began in September, fueled by year-round fundraising. The women spent many hours shopping for individual gifts to meet both the wants and needs of local children. Over 1,000 presents were given away at the event. Local fire stations 77 and 29 included their Sparks of Love toy donations for the event. “Wow! What a night!” organizer Christina James sa
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