By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– A Chicago church hosted a gift giveaway Friday to make the holidays brighter and warmer.

The holiday event happened at the Apostolic Faith Church at 39th Place and Indiana Street in the Douglas neighborhood.

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The church has a long history of welcoming families in to greet Santa and get new toys and coats. This year the church is planning to keep hundreds of neighbors warm and fed Christmas.

“Since the pandemic people have been struggling so this is going to be good for the kids,” said Keisha Berry, Grandmother.

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“I’m grateful because some people don’t have free coats and toys. And I love getting free toys,” said Kaliyaa.

The church made sure they had enough toys and coats for a thousand of their neighbors in Bronzeville.

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CBS 2 Chicago Staff