Local volunteers, public officials and community members—some dressed as Santa Claus and his helpers—joined the local Edward Boss Prado Foundation Dec. 17 in distributing Christmas presents to less fortunate children in South County. The event at the home of Prado Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Ponzini was the culmination of the nonprofit’s 8th annual winter holiday Toy Drive.

Over the past several weeks, the foundation has been collecting donated items throughout Morgan Hill and purchasing merchandise for the toy drive. Last Friday, volunteers delivered a carload of new gifts from Ponzini’s home to each Morgan Hill Unified School District campus, as well as Voices Academy and some schools in Gilroy. At the schools, the items were distributed to individual families. The foundation also delivered new gifts to migrant labor camps in the area, Ponzini said.

Ponzini estimated about 5,000 children in South County will receive presents from the Prado Foundation toy drive.

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