Charitable groups collect gifts for needy children - - Jackson, MS

Charitable groups collect gifts for needy children

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 RIDGELAND, MS (WLBT) - A number of charitable groups across the metro area are looking to give children an exciting Christmas morning.

Saturday, volunteers with HOOP, which stands for "helping others is our purpose," gathered toys at the Ridgeland Library on Rice Road. 

Throughout the afternoon folks dropped off unwrapped toys for needy families who can not afford holiday presents.

"We want to empower the lives of children, youth and families so we've always had a passion to help each other.  A group of us, as friends, just got together and decided it was time for us to make this change," said Janika Sheers, HOOP research manager.

Saturday, December 11th, HOOP will be collecting toys all day at fire station #2 in Canton.

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