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toy drive makes christmas shine for kids of newark\\\'s ...

by:HKKYO     2019-08-15
NEWARK --
Many children in the West End of Newark will have a special Christmas this year, as French charities hold a toy festival every year.
A French charity.
Li organized the annual Christmas toy event in St.
At Rocco Church in Newark on Saturday.
Launched in 2004 by Gina Ricciardi, the event is aimed at children of working poor people.
The group guarantees that every child visiting the church will receive a gift this Christmas.
At 6: 30 in the morning, the family began to line up outside the church. m.
Tied together with a hat, scarf and coat.
When people wait to open the door at 9: 30 in the morning, the volunteers provide hot chocolate and biscuits. m.
The toys are expected to continue to be distributed to around 2: 30. m.
MORE: Coat drive helped Newark\'s poor workers keep warm last winter, with more than 800 children receiving gifts.
Tracey Diamond has been volunteering in various organizations for more than a decade.
This year, she wants to volunteer on the Christmas toy car to help others enjoy the magic of the festival.
\"Families and children are very grateful for everything we have done for them,\" she said . \".
Each child gets a photo of them and Santa Claus, and then selects a toy from hundreds of organizations collected this year, it includes Barbie, a variety of craft bags, remote control cars, bicycles and many types of Star Wars toys. When 12 year-
Old Sencier Brown sat down for breakfast this morning and all he could think of was what he wanted on toy Boulevard.
He has basketball, football and bicycles on his list.
\"I think it\'s interesting because I can pick what I want for Christmas,\" he said . \".
\"There are so many choices.
I am still trying to make up my mind.
Patty psapone @ njadvancemedia Sapone may be reached. com.
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