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Local kids ask for their gifts to go to children in need

Posted at 10:42 PM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 22:45:51-05

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — For the Scarola family it's a Christmas tradition. Each year Jack Scarola takes his 22 grandchildren on a shopping spree, but this year his grandchildren made a special deal with Santa.

"It feels really good," the children said.

At nine-years-old they might be the youngest elves yet. But with the help of their grandfather and Santa they're making sure 76 children at the Lord's Place get an unforgettable Christmas.

"We thought maybe sometimes you get all the things that you don't need. Maybe you can give it to others," they said.

People like Anna Fernandez.

"Last year's Christmas was really hard for me and my kids," she said. "We were bouncing around a lot and there really wasn't a home setting."

This year her four kids will have gifts and a place to call home something she calls a Christmas miracle.

"That to me is the best Christmas present ever," Fernandez said. "Is to see my kids happy and to know that is something I couldn't give them, but the Lord's Place could and these donors could and for them to have this it means everything."

Along with personalized gifts for each child, the families at the Lord's Place were also treated to a Christmas themed brunch.