Watertown Church Holds Christmas GiveawayPosted: Updated:
Toys, furniture, clothes and plenty in between. It was all part of the 5th Christmas Giveaway Saturday at New Life Christian Church in Watertown. Members of the church donated thousands of items to help people find the perfect presents this holiday season.
"It's what we should be doing... to me this is what church life is touching people outside our walls and our doors," said Pastor Kirk Gilchrist.
50 church members of all ages helped the hundreds of people who walked through the door pick out Christmas presents for loved ones.
"It feels really good. I really like it. It's really happy it makes me happy," said volunteer Josiah Whitmarsh.
In addition to smaller gifts there were also bigger gifts people could win. Some people lined up outside hours before the event started . One women was able to find exactly what her son wanted for Christmas.
"It's really helpful and especially with a family that's so big it's so hard to do it all," said Kyla Dingman.
And the Christmas giving at new life church didn't just stop on Saturday. Sunday members of the church will be getting items to hand out to the community after church.