Greater than 500 households felt the magic of Christmas Saturday in Dallas, the place they obtained shiny pink luggage stuffed stuffed with items for folks and youngsters.
It was a part of the annual toy and reward drive, sponsored by Catholic Charities of Dallas.
Santa Claus got here to city Saturday, to unfold Christmas cheer on the Cardinal Farrell Neighborhood Heart on Calumet Avenue in Dallas.
The Angels of Charity and Archangel Males’s Community — auxiliary teams of CCD — and Jesuit School Preparatory School college students loaded up items into trunks.
Due to the pandemic, greater than half of the presents had been purchased on-line this 12 months.
“Previously, the Angel Tree program was depending on folks attending mass, getting one thing off the Angel Tree within the foyer, and going residence and buying it and bringing it again, and being part of the provision chain if you’ll,” mentioned Dave Woodyard, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Dallas.
The occasion helped make Christmas attainable for Xiomara Menjivar, who mentioned she hasn’t been in a position to work since March due to the pandemic.
“We don’t have some huge cash proper now. We needed to pay payments. That is very useful. I’m so glad that they had this chance so the children will be completely happy to have a toy,” Menjivar mentioned.
Regardless of the pandemic, there was no scarcity of generosity. Greater than $200,000 value of toys had been donated.