Southlake-based charity Christmas is for Children was able to make the holidays a little more special for those in need with help from the community.
This holiday season the group was able to donate about 1,200 food baskets and many 400 toys for those in need at their annual food drive.
“The actual number of kids that were helped was over 1,500,” said Trisha Murphy Rae, Christmas is for Children founder. “We had a very good year.”
Volunteers helped assemble the food baskets filled with turkeys, bread, canned vegetables and more. Southlake firefighters filled trucks with the baskets to be distributed.
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“We were able to get more of the word out because of social media,” Murphy Rae said. “We had more people help than before.”
It took an army of volunteers to collect and assemble the food baskets that go on to help families across the Metroplex. Murphy Rae called the amount of support from the Southlake community “overwhelming.”
“It's a community effort,” she said. “We needed boy scouts, we had hockey players, football players, kids that have done this before that came back from college and they came and helped us again.”
— Dustin L. Dangli