Your donations give others a Merry Christmas

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St. Petersburg, Florida -- A special thanks to all our viewers who donated presents to 10's ToyBox. Your gifts are making it possible for 800 Bay area children to have a merry Christmas.

10 News teamed up with The Rockettes and Bob Evans Restaurants to collect toys, and now that holiday cheer is being spread throughout the community.

In this season of giving, toy after toy and gift after gift will now make their way under the tree thanks to your generosity. This Saturday, before Christmas, 340 parents, grandparents, and others raising children got to shop with Santa's Helpers at the Child's Park YMCA in St. Petersburg, taking home a plethora of presents.

For Judith Grant, it means her grandchildren will have a Christmas.  She's caring for her terminally ill daughter, who has been battling cancer since she was 14. And she's raising several of her grandkids. Without the kindness of others, there would be no holly jolly holiday in the Grant home.

The gifts available include everything from teddy bears to bicycles.

If you anticipate needing a little help next holiday season, take a look at the Y's" Neighbor-to-Neighbor program.

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