Dec 17, 2011 6:00 PM by Trovette Tottress
Christmas came a little early for some families. Thanks to the ‘Feed the Children' event in Colorado Springs.
Nearly 9 thousand people showed up at the event. They were able to receive much needed items like food, clothing, and toys for their children.
"It's a true Christmas blessing that our son is going to be able to have his first Christmas by ripping the paper open on Christmas morning. I mean he almost missed it if it wasn't for the kindness that people showed this year", said Heather Simons.
Families also received other services such as free haircuts, family portraits, eye exams and dental screenings.
Desiree Clark who is unemployed said without events like these her son wouldn't be able to get the services he needs.
"A lot of people are struggling now a days and its just a relief that someone cares enough to put something together to help out all the families", said Desiree Clark.
They're helping out families one child at a time.
"I think in everyone of us, there's something about wanting to give back and helping our neighbors and just embracing them and loving them and saying we're going to stand with you through these difficult times", said Peter Sahhar with the Feed the Children Foundation.