Christian Services needs toys for Birthday Party for Jesus

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Christian Services Birthday Party for Jesus is Saturday starting at 1 p.m. at the Ben McNair Center next to the Hattiesburg High School.

About 500 children from infants to 12-years-old are expected to attend. The party has been moved up one-week due to a conflict with the One Harvest Food Distribution program. Because of this, they are a little short on the toys they need for the party.

Toys are especially needed for toddlers to age four and 10 to 12 year olds.

Donations can be dropped off at Christian Services on East 2nd Street in downtown Hattiesburg.

"We've found there are many children in our community that just may not get a nice Christmas gift and will not have the opportunity to have a fun party," said Cookie Prout, from Christian Services. "It's a duel benefit. They get to come and enjoy the day, leave with a nice gift, teddy bear, and a helium balloon and have a nice lunch. They will have the remembrance that they were somewhere special where we talked about Jesus.

Toys not given out on Saturday will be used to be put in holiday boxes for needy families at Christmas.

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