Needles, CA: Giving gifts, food and joy to local families during Needles Spark of Love Toy Drive 2019.
Local families received free lunch, wonderful gifts and ham dinners with all the fixings during the Needles Spark of Love Toy Drive 2019 held on Saturday, December 21st, 2019 inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Needles, California
Over 100 families registered their kids to receive new toys, games, sports equipment like bikes, skateboards, scooters and computer tablets, bags full of holiday goodies, blankets ranging from store-bought to homemade, and ham with all the fixings; all donated from various caring sources from throughout the community.
Those who donated to the Needles Spark of Love Toy Drive 2019, including the Needles Aerie #2599, Desert Community/Arrowhead Credit Union, Needles Community Partners, Herbarium 66 and many more great giving people from our community (Additional information on donations collected by who coming soon).
Families with their kids got to take pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and enjoy a delicious dinner put together by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Many volunteers prepared the bags to new toys prior to the event, and helped distributed the new toys during the event, including members from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Set Free Church of Needles, Needles Community Partners, firefighters from the San Bernardino County Fire Department and even ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez; all working together to give gifts of joy to the community before Christmas.
Thank you to all those who donated and volunteered with the Needles Spark of Love Toy Drive 2019 to bring joy to kids and their families in our community for Christmas.
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