Home for the ‘Hollidays’: Children get kick start to Christmas

Makenzie Randle got her Christmas wish of a bike and even saw some friends from up North.

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WCBI) – Holliday’s Helping Hands kicked off its fourth annual toy giveaway in the Aberdeen community.

Families faced the long line to pick out their perfect gift and hang out with Santa Claus and even the Grinch.

Makenzie Randle got her Christmas wish of a bike and even saw some friends from up North.

“I love to see Santa Claus and the Grinch,” Randle said.

Director Katina Holliday said it’s an event that continues to grow each year and it wouldn’t be possible without the outpour of support from volunteers and the community.

“Just to know that I am able to do this at this extent and capacity and the people that come out to donate and also give to the cause. Right, that is how it is able to get bigger. Now we have people wanting to donate and give to the cause right so that’s what makes it bigger than what we are doing here in the community,” Katina Holliday said.

Volunteers Gabrielle Holliday and Caleb Roberson said they are excited to give back and continue Katina Holliday’s goal to build up the community.

“My favorite part of the day is just seeing the smiles on the kid’s faces as they get their gifts,” Gabrielle Holliday said.

“I always strive to bless through blessings so as Katina Holliday’s main goal is to bless others and then it can be paid forward that’s the same idea that I strive to do as well. Just to bless others and to be a blessing to another person,” Roberson said.

Children were able to pick out all types of new toys and some even went home with scooters and hoverboards.

Latoya Holliday said it feels good knowing they can make a difference.

“It feels good to be able to have someone in your hometown to help you if you are not able to get your kids anything for Christmas or you are in a financial bind or just a hardship,” Latoya Holliday said.

Katina Holliday said she hopes these acts of service will continue to plant that see in others.

“You don’t know who you are planting that seed in and because someone planted that see into me.. and to be able to give that and to have people donate into what your calling is and what your gift is just amazing how God puts people and plants those seeds to make that cause even bigger,” Katina Holliday said.

There were over a hundred people that came out to the event.

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