Dozens Who Work with Abused & Neglected Children Become Santa's Helpers

Published 12/17 2013 08:11PM

Updated 12/18 2013 09:40AM

Dozens of people who work with area abused and neglected children spent the day being Santa's helpers.

The Wichita County Child Welfare Board and staff from child protective services turned "tenth and broad church of christ" into Santa's workshop.

They sorted through bikes and hundreds of toys that will soon be delivered to homes or facilities where abuses and neglected children live so they can have presents on Christmas morning.

"The importance here is remembering back to when you were a child.  Did you have Christmas?  Did you want to have Christmas? If you were one of those kids in foster care you know how important it is and many prior foster kids donate," says Jeri Hutchinson, chair of the Wichita County Child Welfare Board.

Gifts were donated by churches, organizations and businesses in Wichita Falls and Burkburnett.

Coordinators say enough presents were donated to provide each of the 375 children  in foster care and under the care of Child Protective Services with three gifts.

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