Gadsden County: Share in the Holiday Cheer

By: La'Tasha Givens Email
By: La'Tasha Givens Email

Quincy, FL - The smile on little Sha-lee-ah's face says it all.....The Christmas spirit is being spread all over Gadsden County.
Social Services referred 50 families to the sheriff's office with a wish list.... and like magic ---gifts appeared. Toys and bikes were given to kids while comforters, heaters and cooking supplies were given to parents. Some families even showed up in trucks to haul all their gifts away

Monique Atkins says, "Well, I thankful for that and I knew a lot of stuff she wanted, we weren't going to be able to get."

Wynetta Watch says, "Just can't tell yall how much that I do appreciate yall and I that's its going to be a help to us ans I know I'm going to enjoy it."

Down the road, at the Quincy Women's Correctional facility, the holiday sprit was in full bloom. Inmates had a wrapping party for gifts they bought with money they raised.

Mistie Merrit helped raise money and says, "It's a chance for us to be able to help with the underprivileged children to give back and for them to be able to experience a really good Christmas. It also a chance for us to experience Christmas ourselves."

A representative from Social Services told WCTV, families in need also received free home repairs like plumbing, having their heaters and even cars fixed.

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  • by Tammy Location: HSB on Dec 23, 2010 at 05:48 AM
    It is awesome to know that the girls in this institution were able to give back to the community and I hope when they return home to their families they will continue to give to the community in lieu of taking. A lot of these girls are good people that made poor choices probably under some form of substance abuse. My prayers are with the givers and receivers. God Bless and Merry Christmas.
  • by JW on Dec 22, 2010 at 08:22 PM
    L ,,,,your 100% right ,,,,those are living off the Gov..too sorry to work
  • by L Location: Taxpaying fool!! on Dec 22, 2010 at 07:13 PM
    Some families even showed up in trucks to haul all their gifts away WTH is wrong with this picture?Get your butts to work and quit depending on others to supply you with gifts..
  • by willie c Location: gretna on Dec 22, 2010 at 05:50 PM
    well I got to see some of the B/S geting thing is great but the moms can not buy stuff, but they sure can have a cell phone and gold hang off them and on the teeth ,, up in your suv talking on the cell,to get the free stuff
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