By Peggy Hansen
Written For The Times 

Local Children Learn The Joy Of Giving – Brevard NC


Last updated 12/19/2016 at 6:11pm

Michelle Roth helps this child decide which gifts to select for his parents. (Courtesy photos by Bonnie Jenkins)

For many children, Christmas is all about tearing open their long-awaited presents under the tree. But for 350 youngsters, our community showed that Christmas is also about the true joy of giving to others.

St. Philip's Episcopal Church spearheaded a community effort to bring this joy to children who attend the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club, El Centro and Rise & Shine.

"This is the seventh year we have done this," said co-chair Mary Adams, "and watching the children's smiles and wide eyes when they see the gift baskets makes it all worthwhile."

But the gifts were not for the ch...

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