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Early Christmas for Edgewater children

From the Lake Effect News:

Hundreds of grateful parents worried about filling their children’s stockings this Christmas turned out to “shop” for donated toys at Care for Real on Thursday.

The Edgewater food pantry at 6044 N. Broadway was transformed into a veritable toy land as parents chose from hundreds of unwrapped children’s toys donated by local businesses, churches, schools and organizations. Parents received hats and mitten, books, board games, stocking stuffers, and large toys for each child in the family.

Client families were given vouchers to come in and browse the toy tables during two shopping periods on Thursday. Nikia Pierce, who is unemployed, selected crayons and a Barbie doll for her daughter, Deanna, 6. “This is all she’s going to get,” Pierce said. “I don’t have the income or the money to shop for Christmas. These are all very caring people.”
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