The event brought together some 7,000 students and families from the Lincoln Park community and was an example of how the district's civic center use permits play an important role in our communities.
More than 9,000 toys were distributed to students and children, including 64 bikes. The lucky children who were last in line won 10 of those bikes.
In fact there were so many new toys and gifts, the children couldn't take them all. The undistributed toys were given to other community organizations to give to other children. Grownups also received holiday gifts. In addition to the toys, 225,000 articles of clothing and 10,000 bags of groceries were given away.
The event was run with the help of more than 1,000 volunteers. For information, contact Debora Beaver at (858) 627-6204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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