On Sunday, Dec. 16, 103 children from the Garland community were each given $125 to spend on holiday gifts for themselves or other family members at the 33rd Annual Kids’ Christmas Shopping Spree, organized by the Garland Fire Fighters Association.
Much of the money was raised by Garland firefighters through automatic deductions from their paychecks as well as other private contributions.
Members of the Garland Fire Fighters Association, Garland Mayor Lori Barnett Dodson, members of the Garland City Council and members of the Garland Police Department spent time with the children as they picked out toys and clothes for themselves and their families. Santa also made a visit and took photos with the kids.
Click here to watch a video of the holiday shopping spree!