Catholic Charities brings toy distribution to Crestview

Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 02:59 PM.

“That was awesome and unexpected,” she said, adding that families with teens receive the gift cards. “A lot of times the teenagers get left out.”

“They see the little ones opening their Legos and dolls but they don’t have anything,” Garraty-Hargett said. “This way, they can shop for whatever they want.”

At Wednesday’s toy distribution, 15 Crestview area families, representing 35 children, received sacks of toys.

Christy McGovern, a mother of three, expressed gratitude.

“Most definitely, the kids will be excited when they see this under the tree,” she said. “Right now, there isn’t anything under the tree.”

The organization is expanding its services farther into Okaloosa County’s north end, Catholic Charities communications director Kelly Humphrey said.

A mobile meal kitchen that would serve food in Laurel Hill is one planned project awaiting funding, she said.

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