JACKSON, MS (WLBT)- While many people are making that last minute run on the shopping centers, there are some Jackson residents who can't afford a trip to the store.
For years now, city councilman Kenneth Stokes has made sure no one is left out with a last minute toy giveaway for underprivileged families. Each year, those who wouldn't be able to provide or receive gifts, are invited to the Hiram King Lodge on 23-32 Martin Luther King Drive to pick up donated goods.
"This is the last giveaway for a lot of people at Christmas time. A lot of people who have been left out, but for this giveaway on Christmas Eve, these children wouldn't have any Christmas Whatsoever", said Kenneth Stokes.
Stokes says the annual giveaway is made possible by generous donations from citizens and businesses. And he says it's not just for children. There is also clothing for adults.
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