SAN ANTONIO – The AGK Angels Foundation is guaranteeing kids on the city's East Side have at least one present under the tree on Christmas after their “Hope for Holidays” giveaway.
The annual event at Copernicus Community Center gives children a chance to choose one toy of their choice at no cost. All they have to do is wait patiently in line, which tends to overflow into the parking lot.
"It is so heartwarming being that I came from the east side of San Antonio and I know what it is like to not get anything for Christmas, so it really warms my heart when I see all of the smiles on their faces," said Bridget Dickens of AGK Angels Foundation.
AGK is a youth-focused organization that helps children and teens in the east side community year round. However, their Christmas giveaway is their most popular event.
"There is a lot of toys! We [collect] toys all year long," Dickens said.
In addition to toys, children enjoyed pictured with Santa. Many also got to enjoy some free food.