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Christmas comes early for Gulf Coast Academy kids

By Krystal Allan – bio | email

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - It was a day students at Gulf Coast Christian Academy had been waiting for for quite some time.

"They've really been excited," said Gulf Coast Christian Academy Director Elaine Eden. "They've wanted to know when we were going to get our gifts and what time."

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority stepped in for Santa Monday afternoon.  The women delivered more than 100 toys to little ones at the school.

"We had stuffed animals, we had cars, dolls and even Princess and the Frog dolls," said Searcy Taylor with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. "They're so special, and we just wanted to spread some Christmas cheer with the children."  

Each anxiously awaited for his or her name to be called.  With eager little hands, they graciously accepted the gifts with bright smiles.

"I got nail polish, a mirror and some make-up," Ashlee Anderson said. "It's pretty, and I love it."

"It's just fabulous.  It's overwhelming and their generosity is just immeasurable," Taylor said.

This is the third year the Deltas have done their toy giveaway. 

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