The Best Gift is Giving

7 years 6 months 1 week ago Friday, December 10 2010 Dec 10, 2010 Friday, December 10, 2010 4:14:37 AM CST December 10, 2010 in News
COLUMBIA - The Voluntary Action Center (VAC) gave out Christmas gifts Thursday to more than 300 families. Overall, the center is ready to distribute gifts to 1,158 families. Each family had a sponsor. The sponsors dropped-off presents on Monday and Tuesday.

Numerous volunteers rolled out boxes upon boxes of already wrapped presents for the families. Some families said they had been in line waiting to pick up their gifts for an hour.

"I expected two boxes or maybe three and this is like a load of stuff and gift cards to the store and movies and Best Buy," Stephany Vasquez said.

"I'm real grateful. I mean it's a good thing that they're doing for people that might otherwise not have a Christmas or low-income," Faith Simpson said.


"We had one lady actually personally thank us and give us a hug and tell us that it made her Christmas and without it, she would not have been able to buy her children any gifts," Volunteer Erin Parnell said.

The next time families can pick up gifts is Thursday, Dec. 16.

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