LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– Some families got a little extra help this holiday season to make sure that Jefferson County families have something to open this Christmas. These families took a trip through The Action Center Holiday Gift Shop on Monday.
Parents of nearly 4,000 children were invited to the center’s annual event to pick out toys. At the shop in Lakewood, they looked through rows and rows of toys for children.READ MORE: 'It's Wonderful Getting Our Lives Back!': Gov. Jared Polis Hosts First Post-Pandemic Mask-Free Event at Governor's Mansion
Each child can receive two toys, a couple of books and stocking stuffers. There is no charge for the service.READ MORE: Aidan Atkinson Sentenced To 1 Year Probation In Plea Agreement
“There is a great atmosphere, people are feeling a lot of joy both the people who are helping to give and the people that are coming to shop and provide for their families,” said The Action Center volunteer Lisa.
The organization has been hosting the event for 46 years, providing gifts to thousands of children and those experiencing homelessness each holiday season. The organization is still accepting toy donations.MORE NEWS: Helicopter Drops 'Fireballs' That Ignite Controlled Burns To Mitigate Wildfire Fuel, Help Elk Habitat
LINK: The Action Center