From the Heart toy giveaway serves over 500 Anza children

Christina James oversees the activities during the From the Heart Women’s Ministries’ toy giveaway Thursday, Dec. 17. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
After weeks of preparation, hundreds of donations, hours and hours of organizing and wrapping, the selected gifts were dispersed to 522 children and teens from 193 families at the From the Heart Christian Women’s Ministries’ Christmas toy giveaway Thursday, Dec. 17. Hours spent shopping for individual gifts to meet both the wants and needs of local children were met with smiles, laughter and well wishes as the gifts were handed out in a drive-thru event. “Last night was our biggest and most successful Christmas Gift Giveaway that we’ve ever had.,” organizer Christina James said. “It was different because of COVID-19, for sure, however that didn’t stop the generosity of our amazing little town. We couldn’t have been more grateful and we were all humbled over and over a
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