Volunteers wrap 10,000 gifts for kids in need across Arizona

More than 150 volunteers wrapped 100,000 gifts Thursday in the Valley, headed to kids across Arizona

More than 150 volunteers wrapped 100,000 gifts Thursday in the Valley, headed to kids across Arizona.

"Most of these toys are going to south Phoenix. We're also sending some toys to some struggling neighborhoods in Tucson as well in the Yuma region,"said Max Gonzales, the executive president of strategy for Chicanos Por La Causa. 

More than 10 companies around the Valley were able to come and volunteer in wrapping thousands of gifts.

"I am really excited for Saturday, for the kids to rip the bag open and see what they get. Their reaction is the best compensation ever," said Ginnet Carolina Ahumada, who volunteered to help in wrapping gifts. 

The toys will go into the hands of kids who might not even get a toy for Christmas. 

"This year we've been actually very successful in engaging more organizations to come out and participate," said Gonzales.

CPLC has been providing gifts for kids in need and families for 49 years. Gonzales said these kids at these communities are expecting to receive a toy.

The toys, along with stockings, will be given to kiddos at CPLC's Annual Angeles del Barrio Children's Holiday and Wellness Fairs, which will be held in Phoenix, Yuma and Tucson.

The first fair will be in Phoenix on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Barrios Unidos Park at 1501 E. Mohave Street. 

The event is free for families to attend and Santa Claus will be available to take pictures.

To get more information about the event and how to volunteer, click here.

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